Meet Pat Gallant-Charette, a native of Maine, Westbrook resident, University of Southern Maine graduate, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and retired nurse.
In her spare time, 65 year old Pat is a marathon swimmer.
The North Channel is regarded as one of the most challenging swims in the world with its prolific blooms of jellyfish, cold water temperatures, and unforgiving strong currents.
She was successful in a time of 14 hours and 22 minutes.
At the age of 65 years and 204 days, she set a world record for the oldest woman to swim the most challenging channel swim in the world. She became the 41st person in history to complete this grueling channel.