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Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims

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noun - The Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims (the cryptozoological Triple Crown) is a trio of marathon swims held in lakes renown by cryptozoological creatures (lake monsters): Loch Ness (with Nessie or the Loch Ness Monster), Lake Tahoe (with Tessie or Tahoe Tessie), and Lake Memphremagog (with Memphre).

Lake Monsters

Lake monsters or cryptozoological creatures are located throughout the world's open bodies of water:

Triple Crown

The Triple Crown has several variations in the sport of open water swimming:

Origin

First used circa 2014 by Phil White of the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association.

Swimmers

  • Sarah Thomas (USA) and Craig Lenning (USA) were the first two swimmers to complete the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims, with the successful completion of their Loch Ness swims on 22 August 2015.
  • Elaine Howley (USA) became the third swimmer to complete the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims when she completed her Lake Tahoe crossing in July 2016.
  • Pat Gallant-Charette (USA) became the fourth swimmer to complete the Triple Crown of Lake Monster Swims when she completed her Lake Memphremagog crossing on 1 August 2019.

Swimmers with two of three swims completed:

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