From Openwaterpediamarathon swimmer. Maroney was an outstanding channel swimmer and marathon swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005 as an Honour Swimmer. She is also a member of the 24-hour club.
Maroney first crossed the English Channel as a 15-year-old swimmer. She later established the world record for a two-way crossing of the English Channel by a female in 17 hours 15 minutes in 1991. She swam around 48 km (28.5 miles) Manhattan Island four times, winning the 1990 (7:00:27) and 1994 Manhattan Island Marathon Swims (7:08:10), and finishing 8th in 1999 (7:15:59) and 4th in 1989 (7:52:13).
Cuba Long Distance Swims
- At the age of 22, she completed a well-publicized 180 km (111.8-mile) swim from Cuba to the USA across the Florida Strait in 24 hours 31 minutes on 12 May 1997, aided by a shark cage covered in mesh in order to keep out the Portuguese man-o-war.
- She completed a 38 hour 33 minute 197 km (122-mile) swim on 1 June 1998 from Mexico to Cuba, swimming in a shark cage and special stinger suit.
Jamaica to Cuba Long Distance Swim
24-year-old Susie Maroney of Australia completed a 36-hour, 190 km (119 mile) swim from Jamaica to Cuba (Montego Bay in Jamaica to Marea del Portillo, Cuba) on 15 September 1999 in 34 hours 50 minutes, swimming in a shark cage and a stinger suit.
- Marathon girl swims to Cuba
- Dangerous swim for world record breaker
- Other Famously Long Swims
- Susie Maroney hangs up swimming costume
- Australian completes record Mexico to Cuba swim
- Susie Maroney Talks
- Susie and Pauline Maroney
- Object of the Week
- NYC Swim bio
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- Updated 24-Hour Club
- Shark Caged In The Ocean
- Women Swimming Circles Around Manhattan Island
- Aussie Rules Swimming, Paul Newsome Carries On
- Susie Maroney Criticized For Cuba-Florida Crossing
- Melissa Cunningham Honored Around The World
- 24-hour Club…Swimming All Day And Night