Virtual Lecture: The Women of Marathon Swimming


Sports journalist Elaine K. Howley will present the stories of some of the incredible female athletes who populate the dynamic world of endurance swimming, drawing from her own experience as an accomplished marathon and ice swimmer and her extensive research into and writing about the history of marathon swimming. She will highlight the physical challenges, significant contributions, and remarkable achievements of the women who have dominated the sport since its inception.

Elaine K. Howley is an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in health, fitness, sports, and history topics. Her work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, including TIME, U.S. News,, espnW, SWIMMER magazine, Atlas Obscura, and others. Her book, A Life Aloft about Olympic diver Tom Gompf, earned the 2023 Buck Dawson Author's Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and she received a 2022 MORE Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She is also a world-record holding marathon swimmer with a passion for animals and beer. Contact her via her website:

Event Start: Monday, Mar. 04, 2024 7:00pm

Event End: Monday, Mar. 04, 2024 8:00pm

Event Location: Online Event

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