609 in 2015 and later

648 past in 2015 (updated 17-07-'15)

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, takes 18 hours to swim across English Channel

A 66-year-old from the United States has become the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.

Pat Gallant-Charette battled lower-than-expected water temperatures, difficulty keeping her food down and a jellyfish sting on her face. She wrote on her blog that she also saw a large dorsal fin that turned out to be a sunfish, not a shark.

read the article @ ESPN

please note this is the olders female swimmer with CSA not the oldest female (with all ratifying bodies in the English Channel).