Anne Cleveland, Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

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Anne Cleveland was inducted by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2010, a recognition of her long career as a marathon swimmer and ambassador. Anne has completed several channel swims - both as a swimmer and as Observer.

After being pulled from the water in her first channel swim attempt at the age of 43 in the Catalina Channel, Anne has come back from that disappointment in victorious fashion in the English Channel and Catalina Channel.

Anne has crossed the Maui Channel (4:09 in 2000 and 5:22 in 2001), the Catalina Channel Normal (10:15 in 2001), the English Channel (12:32 in 2002, a two-way in 28:36 in 2004 and 11:33 in 2007) and the Pacific Swim 10K in Fiji (2:41 in 2008). She became the oldest person, at the age of 48, to make a two-way crossing of the English Channel for which she received the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation Award for the Most Meritorious Swim by a Woman. She has also participated in a two-way Catalina Channel relay (2000), a one-way Catalina Channel relay (2003), a 52°F (11°C) relay swim in the Haro Straits in Canada, and relay swims in San Diego. Anne served as President of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club (2001-2002), as a volunteer Observer for the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation and served as an Official Observer on English Channel swims in 2002 and 2004.

For more information, visit the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website.