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Abby Armstrong

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Abby Armstrong accepted Samoa Events International Female Athlete of the Year of 2016. Photo courtesy by ScottieT Photography.

Abby Armstrong is a 30-year-old ocean swimmer from Hamilton, New Zealand who swam across the Apolima Strait in 2016 at the age of 28 in 6 hours 30 minutes. She was awarded the 2016 International Female Athlete of the Year by Samoa Events. She also completed a relay crossing of the Apolima Strait in 2017 with Jo Armstrong and Gerry Glover.

Apolima Strait[edit]

The Apolima Strait is a 22.3 km channel between Samoa's main islands of Upolu and Savai]i.

History of Crossing Apolima Strait[edit]

  • Iosia Leau (Samoa) 1988 at the age of 26 in 5 hours
  • Mike Cochrane (New Zealand) 2015 at the age of 33 in 8 hours 1 minute
  • Rosie Sharman (New Zealand) 2015 at the age of 32 in 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Phillip Ryan (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 25 in 5 hours 3 minutes
  • Abby Armstrong (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 28 in 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Bronwen Burmester (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 60 in 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Kate Sinclair (Australia) 2016 at the age of 37 in 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Todd Pritchard (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 49 in 8 hours 25 minutes

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