About Jaimie

 
 

Jaimie Monahan is a two-time Guinness World Record holding ultramarathon and ice 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 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 a 2019 Inductee of the International Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, a former age group world champion in Ice Swimming and the world's first female “Ice Zero” swimmer under the IISA as well as the first person in history to complete an ice mile on all Seven Continents and well as the “Ice Sevens Challenge” under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association. 

Awards

·       2019 Inductee, International Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Honor Swimmer

·       2018 Guinness World Record, “Fastest time to complete six 10-km marathon swims on six continents

·       2018 Inductee, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF), Honor Swimmer

·       2017 Guinness World Record World First, “First person to complete the Ice Sevens Challenge

·       2017 International Ice Swimming Association, World First “Ice Sevens Challenge

·       2017 Global Marathon Swimming Awards: “Yudovin Award” Winner for Most Adventurous Swim

·       2017 World Open Water Swim Association: Woman of the Year

·       2016 Global Marathon Swimming Awards: Winner for Best Overall Year

·       2016 World Open Water Swim Association: Woman of the Year

·       2016 International Winter Swimming Association: World Cup Winner

·       2015 Global Marathon Swimming Awards: Nominee for Best Overall Year

·       2012 Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming