Pat Gallant-Charette wants to swim across the English Channel in August. On topThe PPH also had a profile on Gallant-Charette last week.
of her job as a nurse, the 60-year-old grandmother from Westbrook, Maine,
follows a rigorous training schedule that includes one- to 10-hour swims along
the crashing waves of the cold ocean shore. Gallant-Charette almost crossed the
Channel once before, but currents kept her at bay just a mile and a half from
the finish. This time, she's convinced she'll make it.
- John C.L. Morgan
Related: Westbrook Woman Sets Record in Swim Across the Strait of Gibraltar (June 29, 2010)