Charlotte Brynn

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Charlotte Brynn
Wound of Charlotte Brynn by a leopard shark that left one of its teeth in her torso during an attempt of the Catalina Channel
Charlotte Brynn is an open water swimmer from New Zealand who lives in the state of Vermont in the United States. She is the Executive Director of the Swimming Hole in Stowe, Vermont, U.S.A. and an open water swimmer who completed the inaugural In Search of Memphre 25-mile marathon swim in Lake Memphremagog. She is also one of the top swimmers in the Go The Distance program at U.S. Masters Swimming.

She participated in the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in June 2013 and the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 6 July 2013. She won the women's division at the 2013 Lake Willoughby Swim in Vermont.


Shark Encounter

During her attempt to cross the Catalina Channel, she experienced a shark encounter where a tooth of a leopard shark was found in her torso.

Professional Career

Brynn specializes in working with people who are looking to regain function, either from a past injury or from inactivity. She also likes to work with people to help them gain strength both physically and mentally by achieving goals - whether they be performance based, competitive or non-competitive.


Bachelor’s Degree of Physical Education, Otago University, New Zealand
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor
AFAA Certified Kickboxing Instructor
AEA Certified Aquatic Instructor
ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach
WSI Red Cross Swim Instructor
NZSCA Certified Swim Instructor
Certified Kranking Instructor
Certified Spinning Instructor


Involved in fitness & aquatics for 20 years
One on One Personal Training
Group Exercise Instruction
Swim Coaching & Swim Instruction
Injury Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy Assistant with patient rehab, including strengthening, stretching & general conditioning

Go The Distance

Brynn is also one of the leading swimmers in the annual U.S. Masters Swimming Go The Distance competition. The annual GTD program is the most popular event offered by U.S. Masters Swimming. Thousands of members participate annually who have collectively logged a total of more than one billion yards for the year (over 577,000 miles). GTD is a self-directed program intended to encourage Masters swimmers to regularly exercise and track their progress. There is no time limit for the distance milestones, except that they must be achieved in each calendar year. Speed does not count - just the effort to attain whatever goal you set for yourself.

External links

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
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