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Julie Ridge

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Bipolar & The Channel, a one-woman show with Julie Ridge, originally performed in December 2018
Julie Ridge, an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, photo by Ron Modra for Sports Illustrated
Julie Ridge, an Honor Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, photo for Life Magazine

Julie Ridge is an American marathon swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1985 as an Honour Swimmer. She is the president and founder of the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation that she established in 2013 in her father’s honor.

Ridge performed on Broadway, is a published author and motivational speaker. Now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience, she serves children, adolescents, and families.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]


Ridge authored Take It to the Limit: Endurance: How to Build It into Everything You Do. The hard cover book was published in January, 1985.

Multi-circumnavigations around Manhattan Island[edit]

1979 double attempt - George Kauffmann (USA)
1980 double attempt - Tom Hetzel (USA)
1983 double success - Julie Ridge (USA) 21 hours 2 seconds
1984 double attempt - Ben Huggard (USA) [with his feet tied in a charity swim
1984 double/triple success - Stacy Chanin (USA) in 33 hours 30 minutes
2007 double success - Marcos Diaz (Dominican Republic) (wetsuit + dryland break) in 22 hours 14 minutes
2007 double/triple success - Skip Storch of the USA in 20 hours 56 minutes (double) and 32 hours 52 minutes (triple)
2016 double success - Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica (Spain) in 20 hours 15 minutes
2017 double success - Jaimie Monahan (USA) in 20 hours 12 minutes 6 seconds
2017 double success - Courtney Moates Paulk (USA) 20 hours 15 minutes 55 seconds
2017 double success - Michele Walters (USA) 20 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds
2017 double success - Gilles Chalandon (USA) 20 hours 37 minutes 3 seconds
2017 double attempt - Steve Gruenwald (USA) first loop
2017 double attempt - Mo Siegel (USA)

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