Helen Lin is an American open water swimmer who swims with the New England Masters Swim Club and who participated in the Cold Water Classic on 3 May 2014. Her nickname is Happy Helen and will compete in the American Ninja Warrior Season 10 on NBC-TV.
Ice Swimming Career
- she completed an ice mile in Boston, Massachusetts on 14 December 2014 in 33 minutes and 59 seconds under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association.
- she participated in the Big Chill Swim in the UK on 31 January 2015 in the 450m, 60m, 120m freestyle and 30m heads up breaststroke. She placed top 3 in her age group for all her events. She also participated in the 1k British Championships on 1 February 2015, placing 4th woman with a time of 18 minutes and 6 seconds. Water temperature was 5.4ºC (41.72ºF).
- she competed in all four events at the 2015 United States Winter Swimming Championships in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 21-22 February 2015
- she is a member of the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society and one of the famed 41 Pioneers
- she competed in the 2016 United States Winter Swimming Association National Championships on 30 January in New York City in 1.2°C (34.3°F) water of the La Marina venue in the Hudson River
- On 26 July 2014, she completed the Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts in 3 hours 50 minutes 15 seconds.
- On 14 September 2014, she completed the Santa Barbara Channel from Anacapa Island to the California mainland in 8 hours 30 minutes 22 seconds under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association..
- On 20 August 2016, she completed the Boston Light Swim in 3 hours 41 minutes 24 seconds.
- On 1 August 2014, she was part of the first relay swim of the Cape Cod Bay crossing, from Plymouth to Provincetown, covering 20 miles over 8 hours 43 minutes 46 seconds. The 4 person team consisted of Nate Dean, Kate Owen and Jonathan Gladstone. The swim was sanctioned and observed by Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association (MOWSA).
- On 9 June 2015, she completed the 21.2 stage swim of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim in New York in 4 hours 31 minutes 52 seconds.
- On 25 July 2015, she completed the 25 km Kingdom Swim Border Buster in Lake Memphremagog between Quebec (Canada) and Vermont (USA) in 9 hours 34 minutes 23 seconds.
- Two weeks later, on 7 August 2015, she became the fifth individual, and third woman, to complete a Boston Light Double, swimming from M Street Beach in South Boston to Little Brewster Island and back in 7 hours 56 minutes 26 seconds.
- On 7 September 2015, she completed a 14.5 km crossing of Massachusetts Bay from Nantasket Beach to Great Ledge Beach in 11 hours 28 minutes 25 seconds in an unprecedented N2N2N2 swim in Massachusetts, ratified by the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association at the age of 31.
- On 7 August 2015, she completed a 25.7 km Boston Light double crossing in 7 hours 56 minutes 26 seconds.
- On 10 October 2015, she completed the 16.6 km Swim The Suck in Tennessee in 3 hours 38 minutes 23 seconds.
- Quartet Cools And Cruises To An Ice Mile
- Do You Get Better As You Age In Cold Water?
- U.S. Masters Swimming bio
- Tanya MacLean, Happy As Can Be In The Open Water
- Cold Water Training Turns Into Cold Water Challenge
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- 2.6 Miles Of Cold Water Challenge
- Brad McVetta Crowned Cold Water Classic Champion
- Swimming Among The Lights Of Boston
- Shipp To Shore...After 8 Miles In Boston Light Swim
- Paula Yankauskas, Hardened Winter Swimmers Go 4 For 4
- United States Winter Swimming Association
- The Why's Of Swimming In Really Cold Water
- Memphremagog Winter Swimming Society Formed
- Quincy Women first to swim from Nantasket to Nahant and back
- Nautical Nirvana, Helen Lin's N2N2N
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Olympic 10K Marathon Swim round-up
- Marathon Swimming
- Olympic 10K Marathon Swim
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio
- Helen Lin, American Ninja Swimming Warrior
- Happy Helen Represents Swimming Community
- The Strength Of Helen Lin