Open Water Swimming Highlights
- She achieved the Frosted Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming on 18 December 2020.
- On 25 June 2016, she completed a 28.6 km crossing of the Georgia Strait from Sechelt to Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in 11 hours 20 minutes, the fastest women's crossing to date.
- On 8 August 2017, she completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 17 hours 34 minutes under the guidance of escort pilot Andy King and James King.
- On 8 June 2018, she finished 8th in the 20 km Mercer Island Marathon Swim in 8 hours 21 minutes 42 seconds.
- On 3 July 2018, she completed a 32.3 km crossing of Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland in 15 hours 30 minutes 3 seconds.
- On 18 September 2018, she completed a 33 km circumnavigation swim around Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada in 21 hours 0 minutes 25 seconds in 11-12°C water.
- She was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women in 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- She was a panelist at the inaugural Women In The Open Water panel discussion held on 24 March 2017 in West Seattle, Washington sponsored by Say Yes to Life Swims.
- She was a speaker at the 2018 Open Water Summit held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California in November.
- She achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming when she completed the 45.8 km 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island in New York City in 8 hours 37 minutes 34 seconds on 1 June 2019 at the age of 35.
- On 26 August 2019, she completed a 59 km crossing from Nanaimo to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada in the Salish Sea in 30 hours 13 minutes 4 seconds to join the 24-Hour Club.
- She completed an Ice Mile on 8 December 2020 in Alice Lake, Squamish, Canada in 4.53°C water and 5.00°C air in 35 minutes 29 seconds (1.04 mile total distance).
Women In The Open Water
2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination
A father's unconditional love and paternal desire to protect his daughter are among the most powerful and profound emotions on Planet Earth. 67-year-old Richard Harewicz and his daughter Jessi embody that strong connection on dryland and - especially - in the open water. Dad guides daughter, looking after her, feeding her, motivating her. The Canadian duo were inseparable on Jessi's journey to the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming when she completed the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim, English Channel and Catalina Channel crossings. But their bond was ever so clear and evident on Jessi's Long Swim Home across the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver. The 59 km unprecedented crossing in British Columbia in the Salish Sea took 30 hours 13 minutes. For the father-and-daughter team that share a deep passion for open water swimming, for the paternal love and protection that are so evident to everyone around them, and for their volunteer work in support of other swimmers and the open water swimming community in Vancouver and the American Northwest, the father-and-daughter marathon swims by Jessi and Richard Harewicz is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA
2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa
3. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA
4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA
6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA
7. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain
8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa
9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain
12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA
13. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA
14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany
16. Jessi Lidstone Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada
17. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
23. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland
26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany
27. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia
28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA
29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey)
30. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
31. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
32. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
33. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
34. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
35. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
36. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
37. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
38. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
39. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
43. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa
46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
47. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany
Marathon Swim Stories
- Scott Rees Is Grateful and Swims To Help Others
- Open Water Swimmers Take It To The Extreme with Ice Miles, Channel Swims and Marathon Swims
- Shannon House Keegan Talks Marathon Swimming Stories
- First-time Ice Milers, Winter Wonders
- International Ice Swimming Association bio
- International Ice Swimming Association certified Ice Mile
- Ned Denison Explains About Marathon Swimming Mentors on WOWSA Live
- Impossible? Done Repeatedly By Sarah Thomas
- Jessi Harewicz And Kent Nicholas To Be Tomorrow’s WOWSA Live
- Swim Drink Fish Produces Profile On Jessi Harewicz
- 2019 WOWSA Award Winners Announced
- Travesía Interminable Is 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering Of The Year
- Gulf Of Finland Relay Is 2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year
- Adherbal Treidler de Oliveira Is 2019 World Open Water Swimming Man Of The Year
- Mariel Hawley Dávila Is 2019 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
- 2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
- Jessi Harewicz Exploring The World's Oceans
- Jessi Harewicz Facebook page
- Jessi Harewicz Completes Georgia Strait Marathon Swim
- Jessi Harewicz Crosses The Strait Of Georgia
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- World Marathon Swimming Association
- Women In Western Washington Waters
- Journey To Empowerment
- Jessi Harewicz, Beautiful Tough In, Out Of The Water
- English Channel crossing
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio
- Round And Round She Goes
- These People Will Entertain, Inspire You With Their Answers
- Skolnick On Swimming At The Olympic Club
- Mosaic Of Marathoners
- 2019 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
- Women In The Open Water Tonight In Washington
- WOW At WIN In Washington
- WOW - Women In The Open Water
- Jessi Harewicz Completes Triple Crown Of Open Water Swimming