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Elaine Kornbau Howley

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Elaine Kornbau Howley with husband Mark and Mr. Bear after finishing her Catalina Channel crossing in 2008
The work of Elaine Howley was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category
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Elaine Kornbau Howley, 32nd person in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
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Elaine Kornbau Howley is an American marathon and ice swimmer from Waltham, Massachusetts. She is a freelance journalist who contributes regularly to Outdoor Swimmer magazine and USMS's publications, including SWIMMER magazine. She previously worked as Publications Manager at U.S. Masters Swimming and Managing Editor of SWIMMER Magazine. She was the 32nd person in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming by swimming around Manhattan Island in New York (28.5 miles), Catalina Island to the California mainland (20.4 miles) and the English Channel (21 miles). She was the first person to swim the 32.3-mile length of Lake Pend Oreille in Northern Idaho and was the third person to complete the Triple Crown of Lake Monster swims. She was nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and was featured in the 2016 MSF Calendar.

Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame, Honor Marathon and Cold Water Swimmer and Contributor Administrator

Open Water Swimming Career

MSF Core Group

She is a member of the MSF Core Group that oversees standards and policies for Marathon Swimmers Federation projects. She is joined by David Barra, Caroline Block PhD, Andrew Malinak, Anthony McCarley, Evan Morrison, Emma Radford, and Sarah Thomas.

Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame Induction

Elaine is a marathon swimmer, ice swimmer and contributor and a powerful force in the world of open water swimming as a swimmer, an organizer, a writer, and support crew. She was the 32nd person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, is the co-record holder of the 16-mile Boston Light double, and completed the 34-mile Lake Pend Oreille crossing in 2014. She is Co-Director of Boston Light and co-founder of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association. She is a freelance health, sports and history journalist with hundreds of publication credits with a variety of national and international publications. Elaine has been a constant and major presence in Vermont for many years and in many capacities. She has been an early and frequent participant in the 10-mile distance at Kingdom Swim as well as the Willoughby Swim. In 2011. she was a co-founder of In Search of Memphre which re-established international swimming on Lake Memphremagog at a time it was widely believed that the border was closed to swimming. She was one of only four who completed the swim that first year, overcoming fierce headwinds throughout the night. She went on to swim across Lake Tahoe in California and Loch Ness in Scotland to become the third person to complete the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims. She is an ice swimmer, was one of the 41 Pioneers to participate in the first winter swim on Lake Memphremagog under daunting conditions in 2015. Elaine has been a regular, badass, and cheerful support (crew and pilot) during The Search and at Kingdom Swim, and served as an observer for Sarah Thomas’ 104-mile world record breaking swim on Lake Champlain in 2017. As a writer, she has chronicled some of the grand history of the storied professional and amateur swimming the length of Lake Memphremagog, The Monster Within and Without in Outdoor Swimmer. and has written frequently about swimmers and swimming in the Kingdom.

Ice Mile

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Live Online Broadcasting

Live online event tracking will be available throughout the swim - fans can access live and recorded video streams from the event here. Crew on Ray's boat will broadcast live on the top of each hour for 10 minutes and Elaine's crew to broadcast at the bottom of each hour for 10 minutes.

Honours

2019 WOWSA Awards Nomination

The work of Elaine Howley was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category: Ice Miler, marathon swimmer, event director, Triple Crowner, ice swimming second, channel swimming historian, escort crew, feeder, pace swimmer, logistics planner, operations chief, mentor, coach, and writer. Elaine Howley has done everything in the open water as a swimmer herself and as a volunteer for others. She has witnessed some of the most epic swims in history and her talent for documenting and explaining the sport and its luminaries in the written word is unparalleled in modern times. From Captain Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle to Sarah Thomas and Ross Edgley, Howley is among open water swimming's most prolific writers and foremost historians. For constantly promoting the sport, its history and its most celebrated and heroic athletes in beautiful prose, for writing a plethora of highly educational, easy-to-read articles on every niche of the sport in leading aquatic and specialty publications from Outdoor Swimming to SWIMMER Magazine, for her extensive research of esoteric facts that is augmented by her introspective personal experience in the open water swimming, Elaine Howley's body of exhaustive research and wide-ranging articles is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2014 WOWSA Awards Nomination

"Elaine Howley presents a uniquely skilled and much-appreciated package in the open water swimming world. She not only plans, attempts, governs and completes everything from ice swims to unprecedented marathon swims, but she also eloquently writes about them from a first-person perspective. Howley showcases her story-telling talents for numerous publications while sharing the inner thoughts and emotions of open water swimmers due to her own experiences. Her valuable skill set offered to organizations from the Marathon Swimmers Federation to U.S. Masters Swimming enable the terra firma world to better understand the open water community. Her own 54.7 km crossing of Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho was an example of how she brings the sport closer to the general public. For her ability to accurately describe the thoughts and perspectives of open water swimmers to a larger audience, for organizing and completing swims that stir up the imagination of swimmers and non-swimmers alike in her local community of Boston and beyond, for her unprecedented 20 hour 25 minute crossing of Lake Pend Oreille, Elaine Howley is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.''

2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil), FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Champion
2. Bhakti Sharma (India), Marathon Swimmer & Educational Reformist
3. Carina Bruwer (South Africa), Freestyling Flautist
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia), Marathon Swimmer & Coach
5. Colleen Mallon (Ireland), Channel Swimmer & Volunteer
6. Elaine Howley (USA), Communicator, Organizer, Swimmer
7. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand), Oceans Seven Swimmer
8. Nataliya Fatyanova, M.D. (Russia), Ice Swimming Researcher & Physician
9. Pilar Geijo (Argentina), FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Co-Champion
10. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands), 2-time European Champion
11. Sylvia Rybárová (Czech Republic), FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Co-Champion
12. Susan Simmons (Canada), Marathon Swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis

2016 MSF Calendar

She was featured in the 2016 MSF Calendar:

January: 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, Stage 5. Photo by Andrew Malinak.
February: Anthony McCarley, Catalina Channel. Photo by Caren Morrison.
March: Chloë McCardel, 3-way English Channel. Photo by Paul McQueeney.
April: Wendy Van de Sompele and Ann White, Puget Sound, Washington. Photo by Peter Ray.
May: Breda Maguire, Fountainstown, Ireland. Photo by Siobhan Russell.
June: Bernard Lynch and Liam Maher, Ballycotton, Ireland. Photo by Siobhan Russell.
July: Gregg Bolsinger, English Channel. Photo by Jean François Bouloy.
August: Lynne MacGregor, Robben Island to Big Bay. Photo by John MacGregor.
September: Elliot Spaeder and support crew, Lake Erie. Photo by Robert Frank.
October: David Uprichard, Lake Memphremagog, Vermont Photo by Phil White.
November: Elaine Howley, Loch Ness, Scotland. Photo by Andrew Malinak.
December: Vlissingen, Netherlands. Photo by Mischa de Muynck.

Websites

World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

Howley was named to the list of 2015 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships



Howley competed in multiple races at the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships sanctioned by the International Ice Swimming Association, including the ice kilometer race in Wöhrsee, Burghausen, Germany.

Swimmer Magazine Contribution

  • November-December 2018 Issue: "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!"
  • November-December 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: How to Pick the Right Swim Cap"
  • September-October 2018 Issue: "Swimming at the White House"
  • September-October 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: What to Wear"
  • July-August 2018 Issue: "Nan the Newsboy"
  • July-August 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: Current Affairs"
  • May-June 2018 Issue: "Olympians on Post Street"
  • May-June 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: Pregnancy and Open Water"
  • March-April 2018 Issue: "Swimming for the Cure"
  • March-April 2018 Issue: "The Poop on Pigeons: A different kind of Twitter communicated news of English Channel swims in the 1900s"
  • March-April 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: Goggles Galore"
  • January-February 2018 Issue: "Revolution Evolution: A brief history of the flip turn"
  • January-February 2018 Issue: "Out in the Open: Fresh or Salty?"
  • January-February 2018 Issue: "Long Distance Event Preview"
  • November-December 2017 Issue: "The Master Builder"
  • November-December 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Communing in and With Open Water"
  • November-December 2017 Issue: Featured in "In Walden Pond"
  • September-October 2017 Issue: "Celebrating 100 Golden Years"
  • September-October 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Swimming Far With a Kayaker"
  • July-August 2017 Issue: "She's Such a Doll!"
  • July-August 2017 Issue: "Bewitching Belief"
  • July-August 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Your First 5K"
  • May-June 2017 Issue: "Faith, Film, and Freestyle"
  • May-June 2017 Issue: "Sirens of the Deep"
  • May-June 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Nose Clips"
  • March-April 2017 Issue: "Straight Across the Strait"
  • March-April 2017 Issue: "Supernova Sarah Thomas"
  • March-April 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Uncramp Your Style"
  • March-April 2017 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Ricardo Valdivia"
  • January-February 2017 Issue: "Out in the Open: Bilateral Breathing"
  • January-February 2017 Issue: "Recently Read: Evolved"
  • January-February 2017 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Mike Freshley"
  • January-February 2017 Issue: "Spring Nationals and Open Water Nationals Preview"
  • November-December 2016 Issue: "Early Origins of a Modern Day Swim: Peaks to Portland"
  • November-December 2016 Issue: "Out in the Open: Millitary Precision"
  • November-December 2016 Issue: "Meet Your At-Large Directors"
  • November-December 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Rick Walker"
  • September-October 2016 Issue: "Uppsala Swimming Society: Swedish swimming has deep roots and long branches"
  • September-October 2016 Issue: "As Seen On TV"
  • September-October 2016 Issue: "Out In the Open: Know Your Tides"
  • September-October 2016 Issue: "Online Workouts: A resource for swimmers and coaches alike"
  • September-October 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Christian Vanderkaay"
  • July-August 2016 Issue: "Standing Tall: Small victories add up to huge strides for Theo St. Francis"
  • July-August 2016 Issue: "Drawn to Water"
  • July-August 2016 Issue: "Terror and Causality: A paralyzing fear of polio kept some children out of the water in mid-20th-century America"
  • July-August 2016 Issue: "Out in the Open: In Praise of Earplugs"
  • July-August 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Cecilia McCloskey"
  • May-June 2016 Issue: "No Fly Zone"
  • May-June 2016 Issue: "Take Your Mark: The obscure origins of the now-ubiquitous starting block"
  • May-June 2016 Issue: "Out in the Open: Managing Anxiety"
  • May-June 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: David Quiggin"
  • March-April 2016 Issue: "Samurai Swimmers"
  • March-April 2016 Issue: "Out in the Open: See Ya Later, Alligator"
  • March-April 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Lexie Kelly"
  • March-April 2016 Issue: "Sanctioning and Safety"
  • January-February 2016 Issue: "Out in the Open: A Journalist's Open Water Primer"
  • January-February 2016 Issue: "Sweet Home Helena"
  • January-February 2016 Issue: "Sand Swimming - A Neolithic mystery endures in the eastern Sahara"
  • January-February 2016 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Charlotte Davis"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Cheryl Gettelfinger"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Know Thyself to Achieve New Goals"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "The Case for "Birdfly" How did the butterfly get its name?"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Christine Dahlstrom Maki"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Robert Poiletman"
  • November-December 2015 Issue: "Divas, Drama Queens, and the Rest of Us"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "Duck, Duck, Witch: How swimming was used in the cruel tradition of witch hunting"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "Pulling Together: Harry and Max Boucher swim together to raise awareness"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Jim Miller"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Don't Shun the Pool"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Stuart McDougal"
  • September-October 2015 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Fall Willeboordse, Egoless swimming"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Sturm and Drang"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "Flying Gull, Tobacco, and Trudgen"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "Ties That Bind: Two swimming families take on San Antonio"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "A Second Chance at First Place"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Meg Smath"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Hermine Terhorst"
  • July-August 2015 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Philipp Djang"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Tom Boak"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Burn, Baby, Burn"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Round and Round: The swim around Manhattan Island Turns 100 in 2015"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Waste Not, Want Not: A retired teacher turns one society's throw-away goods into brighter futures overseas"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Bearing Witness"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Michael Kazek"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Noriko Inada"
  • May-June 2015 Issue: "Race to the Bottom"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Vision Quest: Champion paratriathlete Patricia Walsh aims for the top tier of triathlon and finds her life's purpose along the way"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Erin Sullivan"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "P.O.T.U.S. in the Potomac"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Long distance and open water rule changes"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Hiding in Plain Sight"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Laureen Welting"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Recently Read: Blind Ambition"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "Reflexive State"
  • March-April 2015 Issue: "From The Center Lanes: Eric Nilsson"
  • January-February 2015 Issue: "Out in the Open: Dodging the Doldrums"
  • January-February 2015 Issue: "The Men Behind the Records"
  • January-February 2015 Issue: "Rowdy Gaines"
  • January-February 2015 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Darian Townsend"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Jane Moore"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "Out in the Open: Cold Water Acclimation Training"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "So Near Yet Far: How the Cataline Channel became one of the world's most iconic marathon swims"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "Second Life: With a bit of creativity, you can find new uses for old swimming gear"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "Meg Gill"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Whitney Hedgepeth"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "From the center lanes: Ann Hirsch"
  • November-December 2014 Issue: "I see London, I see France..."
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "Good, Clean Fun: How a poisonous chemical became the go-to disinfectant for swimming pools"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "Dogging It: Think your training partners are dogging the set? Not like this, they aren't!"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Hill Carrow"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "Out in the Open: Zen and the Art of Open Water Swimming"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Wendy Neely"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: "From The Center Lanes: All in the Ritter Family"
  • September-October 2014 Issue: Featured in "From the Poop Deck"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Chris Stevenson"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: "Coaching the Whole Person"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: "Out in the Open: Interval Training for Open Water"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Tom Reudy"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: The Doctor Is In"
  • July-August 2014 Issue: Featured in "Marathon Moderation"
  • May-June 2014 Issue: "Out in the Open: Avoiding the Scrum"
  • May-June 2014 Issue: "Kathy Wingert Builds Guitars"
  • May-June 2014 Issue: "Thicker Than Water"
  • May-June 2014 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Greg Danner"
  • May-June 2014 Issue: "Swimming For Life"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Bob Bruce"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "Out in the Open: When Nature Calls"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "Partners in Crime"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Jay Peluso"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "Recently Read: Open Water Swimming Manual"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "In Synch"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "From The Center Lanes: Mallory Mead"
  • March-April 2014 Issue: "By Degree"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Sally Dillon"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "Desert Butterfly"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "Not Just for Men"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "Deep Eddy Pool: A historic freshwater pool offers generations of Austinites a serene place to splash and swim"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "Quizzical Gear: Open water swimmers use a lot of unexpected gear to cover great distances"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "From The Center Lanes: David Guthrie"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: "The Dryland Difference: Rock Solid"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: Featured in "Becoming a Better Swimmer"
  • January-February 2014 Issue: Featured in "Ask the Coach: Mary Gibson"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "Polar Plunging, Brownie Style"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: Fueling Marathon Swims"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Mark Moore"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "Marathon Woman"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "Mastering Nutrition: Got Kale?"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Diann Uustal"
  • November-December 2013 Issue: "The Dryland Difference: Row, Row, Row Your Erg"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "Volunteer Profile: Patty Miller"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "Are You Dense? Not your brain, silly, your breasts."
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: So You Want to Try an Open Water Swim?"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "Ask the Coach: Laura Schuster"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "Mastering Nutrition: World's Healthiest Meal...Or Is It?"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "From the Center Lanes: Rich Burns burns up the competition"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "The Case for Fitness"
  • September-October 2013 Issue: "The Dryland Difference: Restoring Rubber Ankles"
  • July-August 2013 Issue: "Cigarette Cards"
  • July-August 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: It's All in Your Ears"
  • July-August 2013 Issue: "The Work-Life Aquatic"
  • July-August 2013 Issue: "Keep Your Pearly Whites White"
  • May-June 2013 Issue: "Sister, Sister"
  • May-June 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: Favorite Mistakes"
  • March-April 2013 Issue: "Pioneering Open Water Women: Women helping women across the waves and the ages"
  • March-April 2013 Issue: "The Big Squeeze"
  • March-April 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: Float Like a Butterfly, Swim Like a Bee"
  • January-February 2013 Issue: "Water Music"
  • January-February 2013 Issue: "Out in the Open: It's Ok, I'm with the band"
  • November-December 2012 Issue: "Fit Phoenix"
  • November-December 2012 Issue: "Out in the Open: Suiting Up: The Pros and Cons of Wearing a Wetsuit"
  • September-October 2012 Issue: "Out in the Open: Who's Afraid of the Dark?"
  • July-August 2012 Issue: "Andrea Kremer"
  • July-August 2012 Issue: Featured in "Is Fun Returning to Your Pool Soon?"
  • May-June 2012 Issue: "London Calling"
  • May-June 2012 Issue: "Out in the Open, Try, Try Again"
  • March-April 2012 Issue: "Faster, Farther, Colder, First"
  • January-February 2012 Issue: "History's Keeper"
  • November-December 2011 Issue: "Marisa Churchill"
  • September-October 2011 Issue: "Where's the Beef?"
  • May-June 2011 Issue: "Spectrum of Ability"
  • May-June 2011 Issue: Featured in "Teammates"
  • January-February 2011 Issue: "Body of Work"
  • November-December 2010 Issue: "A Journey of a Thousand Miles"
  • September-October 2010 Issue: "The Whole IX Yards"
  • July-August 2010 Issue: "Once Larger Than Life, Now Living Large"
  • November-December 2009 Issue: Featured in "SWIMMER Writer Completes OW Triple Crown"
  • September-October 2009 Issue: "A Thousand Points of Data"
  • July-August 2009 Issue: "Cartoonist Jef Mallett"

2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

Howley was named to the 2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The women are listed below, alphabetically by last name:

1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA
2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa
3. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA
4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA
6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA
7. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain
8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa
9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain
12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA
13. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA
14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany
16. Jessi Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada
17. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
23. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland
26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany
27. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia
28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA
29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey)
30. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
31. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
32. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
33. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
34. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
35. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
36. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
37. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
38. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
39. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
43. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa
46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
47. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany

Swimming with Shivers

Howley wrote a story for Swimming With Shivers, a book co-authored by Claire Bunker-Fellingham and Gary Standen about true stories from, by and about open water swimmers doing cold water swimming, winter swimming, and ice swimming. The stories in Swimming with Shivers are from, by and about Carl Atkinson, Deborah Banks, Ram Barkai, Jo Barkwith, Andy Bennett, Katie Blair, Sylvia Bland, Gideon Bright, Claire Bunker-Fellingham, Judith Charman, Sze-Ming Cheung, Chillswim, Tracy Clark, David Coleman, Phil Coombe, Talbott Crowell, Ned Denison, Nick Dorey, Dryrobe, Ros Edmonds, Rory Fitzgerald, Daniel Gilmore, Will Glendinning, Gone Swimming, Rebecca Goodson, Julie Gregory, Shaun Hales, Happy Cold Swimming, Louise Hazelton, Colin Hill, International Ice Swimming Association, Roni Jelgavas, Mark Johansen, Jody Jones, Ele Jump, Ger Kennedy, Ivan Lewis, Julie Lloyd, Jules McRobbie, Sally Minty-Gravett MBE, Jaimie Monahan, Steven Munatones, Diane Murphy Weaver, Jim Nyberg, Barry O'Connor, Outdoor Swimmer, Simon Parkin, Lisa Peake, Kevin Proctor, Jane Saycet, Val Smith, Fergal Somerville, Jodi Songhurst, Gary Standen, Lucy Stansfield, Kate Steels-Fryatt, Swimming With Smiles Book, Tidal Wave Fitness, Jonty Warneken, Karen Weir, Haydn Welch, Samantha Whelpton, Emily Whittaker, and Nicola Wood.

Four-way English Channel Crossing


Good Morning Britain interviewed überswimmer Sarah Thomas about her unprecedented four-way English Channel crossing with photography by Jon Washer and documentation and support from Elaine K. Howley.

WOWSA Live Interview


Howley on the 5 May 2020 WOWSA Live interview with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison.

Marathon Swim Stories

She appeared with Shannon House Keegan on Marathon Swim Stories.

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