- Pat Gallant-Charette
- 67:148 year(s):day(s)
- United States (New York)
The oldest person, male or female, to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is Pat Gallant-Charette (USA, b. 2 February 1951), who was 67 years 148 days old when she successfully completed the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan - the world's longest swimming race at 28.5 miles (45.8 km) - on 30 June 2018, having previously swum the Catalina Channel (20.2 miles or 32.5 km) between Santa Catalina Island and the Southern California mainland, on 18 October 2011, and the English Channel (20.9 miles or 33.7 km) between England and France on 17 June 2017.
At 60 years 258 days old on 18 October 2011, Pat set a record for the oldest woman to swim the Catalina Channel, a title she held for five years and, aged 66 years 135 days on 17 June 2017, she was the oldest woman to swim the English Channel - a record she still held when she achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.