Katie Blair

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Katie Blair née Benoit
Katie Blair née Benoit before swimming the Molokai Channel
Katie Blair née Benoit in her Endless Pool training for the North Channel, her fourth Oceans Seven channel
Katie Benoit

Katie Blair (née Kathrin Raymond) is a 41-year-old German open water swimmer and author currently studying for her PhD in Performance Psychology and living in Huntington, Indiana. Blair is a lifelong swimmer who grew up in Germany. She has over 20 years of endurance sports experience including Ironman Hawaii finishes, swims of the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and Molokai Channel as well as circumnavigation swims of Manhattan Island and Key West.

Open Water Swimming Highlights



Benoit used an Endless Pool to train as she is a full-time police officer with a 9-year-old son.


In 2012, a massive hail storm flooded an intersection near the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Benoit selflessly entered the rising, freezing waters and helped rescue people from their flooding cars.


Benoit was named a 2014 MSF Global Marathon Swimming Award finalist in the Yudovin Award for Most Adventurous Swim category.

Marathon Swim Stories

She appeared with Shannon House Keegan on Marathon Swim Stories.

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