She also completed a very fast crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco (3 hours 28 minutes) in 2010. She also completed the Catalina Channel in October 2011 in a time of 14 hours 11 minutes to become the oldest women to ever complete the Catalina Channel. She was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. Pat is the founder of "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14" a yearly global swim event to bring an awareness of heart disease and prevention. In 2012, Pat was selected as one of 101 women worldwide as "101 Movers and Shakers" in the world of open water swimming. She is scheduled to swim Tsugaru Strait in Japan (September 2012) and Cook Strait in New Zealand (February/March 2013) in her quest for the Oceans Seven Challenge.