Rebecca Nevitt is an American pool and channel swimmer. She served as the team captain at both Exeter Academy and Wellesley College, where she represented the school at the 1988 NCAA National Championships. She also achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming on 1 August 2017 and has completed two Oceans Seven channels to date.
Open Water Swimming Career
- On 4 September 2010, she completed a 15.9 km crossing of the Maui Channel from Lanai to Maui in 6 hours 39 minutes 18 seconds at the age of 43.
- On 31 August 2014, she completed a 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to Southern California mainland in 10 hours 28 minutes 52 seconds at the age of 47 under the auspices of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.
- On 1 August 2015, she completed a 45.8 km circumnavigation swim of Manhattan Island in 7 hours 57 minutes 36 seconds at the age of 48.
- On 26 April 2017, she completed a 13.3 km crossing of the Saguaro Lake in the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona 3 hours 51 minutes 13 seconds at the age of 50, finishing 18th overall.
- On 27 April 2017, she completed a 14.1 km crossing of the Canyon Lake in the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona 4 hours 3 minutes 21 seconds at the age of 50, finishing 20th overall.
- On 29 April 2017, she completed a 9 km crossing of the Roosevelt Lake in the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona 3 hours 14 minutes 56 seconds at the age of 50, finishing 19th overall.
- On 1 August 2017, she completed a 33.8 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 14 hours 35 minutes at the age of 50.
- She participated in a 40.4-mile (65 km) two-way crossing of the Catalina Channel together with Abigail Bergman (Smith College, Class of 2018), Charlotte Samuels (Smith College, Class of 2020), Eliza Cummings (Smith College, Class of 2017), Gabriela Kovacikova (Wellesley College, Class of 2014) and Cathleen Pruden (Mount Holyoke College, Class of 2016), starting on 16 June 2017 on the first all-female relay double crossing of the Catalina Channel in history. Escorted by an all-female kayak crew of Jax Cole, Alicia Bartley, Heather Barber, and Melissa King, they finished the first leg from the mainland to Catalina Island in 8 hours 16 minutes and the return leg to the mainland in 9 hours 48 minutes for a 18 hour 4 minute two-way crossing.
- Cargo Clogs Catalina Creating Chaos - But Catalina Channel Crossings Continue
- Youth Returns To The Catalina Channel
- Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio
- Seven Sisters College Women Prepare for Catalina Channel Double Crossing
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- 6 Women From 7 Sisters Go 40.4 Across Catalina
- Rebecca Nevitt Plans English Channel Crossing for 50th Birthday
- Rebecca Nevitt Has Quite An Incredible 50th
- Butterflying From Smuggler's Cove To Doctor's Cove