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Rachael Lee

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Rachel Lee is a 39-year-old Irish open water swimmer, a Swift Water Rescue Technician with the Dublin City Firefighters, and a mother of twin boys from Malahide in Dublin.

Coaching Career[edit]

She manages a training club called Ocean Breakers to share her open water swimming skills.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

  • She became the fastest Irish female to swim the 33.2 km English Channel in 9 hours 40 minutes, beating her partner Tom Healy's crossing time of 9 hours 51 minutes.
  • She won the 2016 Outsider Woman of the Year by Outsider Magazine in Ireland.
  • She won the 2016 Open Water Swim Performance of the Year from the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association
  • On 3 September 2011, she finished 3rd in the 16.9 km BLDSA Windermere swim from Fellfoot to Waterhead in Windermere, UK in 4 hours 19 minutes 5 seconds at the age of 32.
  • On 10 August 2014, she finished 4th in the 26.4 Lake Zurich Marathon Swim in Switzerland in 7 hours 2 minutes 15 seconds at the age of 34.
  • On 14 August 2016, she completed a 33.2 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 9 hours 40 minutes at the age of 37.
  • On 1 September 2018, she won the 16.9 km BLDSA Windermere swim from Fellfoot to Waterhead in Windermere, UK in 4 hours 7 minutes 53 seconds at the age of 38.
  • She won the 2019 Battle of Carlingford Lough Swim in Northern Ireland.

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