Susie Maroney

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Susie Maroney
Susie Maroney finishing her 35-hour 190 km ocean swim from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Marea del Portillo beach, Cuba on 15 September 1999
Course for Susie Maroney's Mexico to Cuba swim in 1998
Susan Jean "Susie" Maroney OAM (born 15 November 1974 in Cronulla, New South Wales) is an Australian former marathon swimmer. Maroney was an outstanding channel swimmer and marathon swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005 as an Honour Swimmer. She is also a member of the 24-hour club.


Marathon Swimming

Maroney first crossed the English Channel as a 15-year-old swimmer. She later established the world record for a two-way crossing of the English Channel by a female in 17 hours 15 minutes in 1991. She swam around 48 km (28.5 miles) Manhattan Island four times, winning the 1990 (7:00:27) and 1994 Manhattan Island Marathon Swims (7:08:10), and finishing 8th in 1999 (7:15:59) and 4th in 1989 (7:52:13).

Cuba Long Distance Swims

Jamaica to Cuba Long Distance Swim

24-year-old Susie Maroney of Australia completed a 36-hour, 190 km (119 mile) swim from Jamaica to Cuba (Montego Bay in Jamaica to Marea del Portillo, Cuba) on 15 September 1999 in 34 hours 50 minutes, swimming in a shark cage and a stinger suit.


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