Lake Ontario Half Century Club

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noun - Lake Ontario Half Century Club is a group of swimmers who have successfully crossed Lake Ontario and who are past their 50th birthday. Bill Sadlo, a member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, at the age of 57, was the pioneer in the Half Century Club with his crossing of Lake Ontario in 1957 at the age of 57 years.

Members

1. Chris Stockdale (62), England, 21 September 2006, 26 km from Lake Erie, Port Colborne (ON) to Surgeon Point (NY) in 14:15
2. Bryan Finlay (58), Canada, 23 June 2001, 22 km from Lake Erie, Leamington to Pelee Island in 10:44 (breaststroke)
3. Bill Sadlo (57), USA, 23 August 1957, 51 km in NOTL-Toronto in 25:01
4. Peter Gibbs (56), Barbados, 7-8 August 2004, 45 km in NOTL-Toronto in 18:40
5. Bryan Finlay (56), Canada, 24-25 July 1999, 35 km from Lake Simcoe, Barrie to Orillia in 21:09 (breaststroke)
6. Colleen Shields (54), Canada, 12-13 Aug 2006, 51 km in NOTL-Toronto in 16:31
7. Paolo Pinto (52), Italy, 28-29 July 1990, 51 km in NOTL-Toronto in 23:57
8. John Munro (52), Canada, 12-13 August 2003, 59 km from Sacket’s Harbor (NY) to Confederation Basin, Kingston (ON) in 35:15
9. John Munro (52), Canada, 13 July 2003, 19 km from Lake Erie, Crystal Beach (ON) to Sturgeon Point (NY) in 9:33
10. John Munro (50), Canada, 25 August 2001, 35 km from Hays Bay (NY) to MacDonald Park (Kingston, ON) in 18:48

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