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Maine woman, 71, becomes oldest to swim Sea of ​​Galilee

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Pat Gallant-Charette, 71, a retired nurse from Westbrook, dove into the water in Israel and swam 13 miles across the Sea of ​​Galilee in a time of 8 hours and 22 minutes.

May 10 (News) – A 71-year-old Maine woman with multiple Guinness World Records titles added a new achievement to her name by becoming the oldest woman to swim the entire Sea of ​​Galilee.

Gallant-Charette is now believed to be the oldest woman to have ever swum the Sea of ​​Galilee.

“I’m looking for these swims to have fun and to show that as we get older we don’t really need to slow down, that if you enjoy something, you need to do it,” Gallant-Charette told WCSH-TV.

Gallant-Charette has previously received Guinness World Records titles including oldest person to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and oldest person to swim the North Channel.

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