Janet Manning is a 50-year-old American open water swimmer and an advanced academics specialist from Frederick, Maryland who participated in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships on 6 July 2013. She began her open water swimming career in 2009 after breaking her neck in a ski accident. Open water swimming was her path to recuperation and has subsequently become her passion. She continues to ski (more cautiously) and is an advocate and volunteer for Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation.
Open Water Swimming Career
Manning has completed the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim in Maryland in 2010, the 10 km Little Red Lighthouse Swim in New York City from 2009 to 2013, The Potomac Swim for the Environment (from 2011 to 2013), and the 10-mile Kingdom Swim in 2012. She also competed in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont. In August 2013, Manning completed a wetsuit assisted swim across Lake Tahoe, 21.23 miles and is a member of Jamie Patrick's crew for The Great Lake Swim.