Cindy Nicholas, former Queen of the English Channel, has died at age 58

JenAJenA Charter Member

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/swimmer-who-crossed-lake-ontario-english-channel-has-died-at-58/article30114651/

  • 19 EC crossings
  • first woman to do a double crossing
  • five double crossings
  • then fastest double crossing (18h55)
  • swam across Lake Ontario (52km) at age 16
  • set 16 provincial age group records (Ontario)
  • competed in Nationals and Olympic trials

Here's the webpage for condolences: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thestar/cindy-nicholas-condolences/180059470

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Comments

  • gregocgregoc Charter Member

    @KNicholas, are you related?

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    What an impressive record! And I understand also a class act! Condolences to family and friends.

  • SoloSolo B.C. CanadaMember

    Sad to hear of the passing of such a great Canadian. Condolences to her family and the many she served throughout her career.

  • JenAJenA Charter Member

    It's worth appreciating: Cindy's 15h10 crossing of Lake Ontario at age 16, in 1974, is still the record for the fastest female crossing. It's a 51 km route. And a 42-year old record!

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