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Cynthia Needham

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Escort kayaker Cynthia Needhham

Cynthia Needham is a 69-year-old kayaker from Hyde Park, Vermont who served as a support crew for Paula Yankauskas during her 25-mile (40 km) In Search of Memphre marathon swim on 5 September 2014 that took 19 hours 55 minutes. She escorted Charlotte Brynn on her 16.5-mile border crossing swim between Newport, Vermont, USA and Île Ronde, Quebec, Canada.

Honors[edit]

She was elected as a Contributor and Crew in the Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame in its inaugural Class of 2017 as she served as a Contributor and Crew in numerous Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association events including Sarah Thomas' 50-mile double crossing In Search of Memphre in 2013 and Charlotte Brynn’s many swims on Lake Memphremagog and on seven marathon swims (and attempts) from California to New York and England.

Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2017[edit]

  • Chris Steele, 60 of Derby, Vermont: As a Contributor – Crew, Steele piloted and led the fleet of patrol boats supporting the inaugural Kingdom Swim in 2009. He served as the First Rear Admiral of the fleet from 2010 to 2012 and piloted a boat in the first two In Search of Memphre swims through fierce weather conditions. He has supported every Kingdom Swim that his boat was in the water since 2009.
  • Gail Steele, 60 of Derby, Vermont: As a Contributor – Crew, Steele kayaked and crewed at all but one of the Kingdom Swims since its founding in 2009 and crewed with her husband Chris at the first two In Search of Memphre swims.

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