Mallory Renae Mead (nee Cook, born 27 May 1986) is a professional marathon swimmer from Los Angeles, California. Mead grew up in Plymouth, Indiana and graduated from Western Kentucky University. She placed fourth overall in the 2004 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
and has completed a number of open water swims including the 2007 Boston Light Swim
, English Channel
in 2008 in 10 hours 34 minutes, the 2009 U.S. Masters Swimming 10K Open Water National Championships, and the Catalina Channel
in 2010 in 8 hours 36 minutes.
She was awarded the Robert Lyle Memorial Trophy for being the Channel Swimming Association’s Fastest American of the Year and The Sotiraki Trophy for being the Fastest Lady of the Year.
In 2010, Mead became the 39th person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and is en route to complete the Oceans Seven.