Marian (née Cassidy) Clark is an American pool and open water swimmer and collegiate coach who was inducted as an Honor Swimmer in the Class of 1997 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- During her five years on the professional circuit, Cassidy never finished lower than third and won several major championships.
- In 1992, she finished a second to Shelley Taylor-Smith in the overall world rankings.
- In 1992, she set the record at the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Swim in Italy.
- In 1990, she was appointed as a USA Swimming Open Water National Team Coach and developed many excellent marathon swimmers.
- She escorted several swimmers at the FINA World Championships and other major events.
- On 21 July 1991, she finished 13th in the 40.2 km Traversee internationale du lac Memphremagog in 9 hours 44 minutes 6 seconds.
- On 5 July 1991, she finished 1st woman and 17th overall in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 7 hours 11 minutes 10 seconds.
- On 19 July 1992, she finished 7th overall in the 40.2 km Traversee internationale du lac Memphremagog in Italy in 10 hours 5 minutes 29 seconds.
- In 1993, she finished 9th in the 25 km Swim Across The Sound in Connecticut in 7 hours 23 minutes 39 seconds.
- In 1992, she won the Female Around Atlantic City race - but was stopped 500 meters from the finish due to conditions.
- Marian Clark Talks About Professional Racing On WOWSA Live
- Rough, Rough Waters In The 1993 Swim Across The Sound
- Diego Degano, Christof Wandratsch And The Elite Race In 1992 Swim Across The Sound
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- USA Swimming website
- Open Water Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio