About Jaimie


Jaimie Monahan is an ultramarathon and cold-water swimmer from New York City who has enjoyed open water swimming on all seven continents. 

Jaimie is a 2018 Inductee of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and was voted the World Open Water Swimming Association's Woman of the Year for the past two consecutive years.  She has completed non-stop, unassisted swims up to 57 miles (92 km) in distance and more than 32 hours in duration, pioneering new swim routes and setting course records in some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic locations. 

Jaimie is also a prolific cold-water swimmer, representing the United States in over 30 countries as a seven-time US national champion in winter swimming and the inaugural winner of the International Winter Swimming Association’s World Cup.  She is the world's first female “Ice Zero” swimmer and the first person in history to complete an ice mile on all Seven Continents as well as the “Ice Sevens Challenge” under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association. 

Jaimie is passionate sunscreen advocacy, climate change awareness, the history of marathon swimming and mentoring fellow swimmers.