About Courtney

Courtney Paulk is an Open Water Marathon Swimmer.  She writes about her adventures in open water swimming, including her journey to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.  The Triple Crown consists of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (28.5 miles around Manhattan), the Catalina Channel (21 miles between Catalina Island and the mainland of California) and the English Channel (21 miles from Dover, England to Cap Gris Nez, France).  On September 10, 2013, Courtney became the 79th person and the 29th woman to complete the Triple Crown.  Courtney completed the first leg of her journey, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, on June 18, 2011 (and again in June 2012).  Courtney completed the second leg of her journey, the English Channel, on August 10, 2012.  And on September 10, 2013 she completed the Catalina Channel swim.

On September 2, 2014, Courtney became the 7th person in history to swim across Cape Cod Bay from Plymouth to Provincetown.  In doing so, Courtney broke the course record by nearly 40 minutes completing the 20 mile swim in 9 hours 43 minutes.

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5 Responses to About Courtney

  1. Wayne Enroughty says:

    Good Luck!

  2. Courtney, I am writing an article about your adventure and challenge to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The article will be in the DYC Sept. 1 Newsletter . So neat that keeping your boat in the DYC Boatel has been part of your Rappahannock River training! We are so impressed that you completed the MIMS and cannot wait to hear the ‘rest of the story’…
    God bless, be safe and enjoy every minute!! Onna Grimm

  3. Jon Kellum says:

    Good luck Courtney! This is your second cousin Jonathan. Just found out today from Debra. Will be offering up a prayer for your success..

  4. Cathy Jett says:

    Hi Courtney,
    How can I contact you this weekend? I’m a reporter at The Free Lance-Star, and have been assigned to write a feature about your swim for Monday’s paper.
    Cathy Jett
    540/374-5407
    cjett@freelancestar.com

  5. IronMike says:

    Looks like you’ll have to update your About page, since you’re now a Triple Crown swimmer!

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