Maya Farrell is a 17-year-old Canadian open water swimmer.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- She attempted to complete a record 88 km swim from Rochester, New York, USA to Brighton, Ontario, Canada.
- In 2016, thunderstorms forced a cancellation of her attempt at the swim across Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto.
- In July 2018, she attempted her second crossing of Lake Ontario.
- Filmmaker Ali Weinstein created a documentary film about Maya Farrell's attempt at crossing Lake Ontario called Engraved on a Nation: The Impossible Swim.
Engraved on a Nation: The Impossible Swim
Engraved on a Nation: The Impossible Swim was first broadcast in Canada on 27 February 2019. The film is described as "...in July 2018, Maya Farrell attempted her second crossing of Lake Ontario, following in the footsteps of great Canadian female marathon swimmers Marilyn Bell and Vicki Keith. Featuring interviews with Bell and Keith, 'The Impossible Swim' explores the legacy, what it takes physically and mentally to be a marathon athlete, and the new rising regime. Produced by Circle Blue Entertainment in association with Bell Media, directed by Larry Weinstein and Ali Weinstein, and produced by Amos Adetuyi and John Booth."