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Annabelle Meraw

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Annabelle "Ann" (Mundigel) Meraw (born 24 February 1916) is a Canadian open water swimmer from British Columbia (BC). She retired in 1982 and was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Open Water Swimming Career

  • she completed the first swim from Vancouver (English Bay) to Bowen Island, swimming 22 km in 6 hours 14 minutes in 1948
  • she set an endurance record of 25 hours 1 minute, swimming 66 km in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia in 1956
  • she swam 88 km across Okanagan Lake in 42 hours 12 minutes in 1958 for her second 24-hour Club swim
  • she swam 51 km in Okanagan Lake in 16 hours 14 minutes in 1959
  • because of World War II, she abandoned plans to swim the English Channel

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