Susan Jean MARONEY
Also known as: Susie
Born: 15/11/1974Special Achievements:
1989 - She became the youngest person and fastest Australian to swim the English Channel.
1991 - She was the fastest person to complete a return swim across the Channel.
1991, 1992, 1994 - She won the Manhattan Island swim race.
In 1993, the Maroneys became the first family to swim the English Channel.
1993 - Received the Order of Australia Medal.
1996 - She was awarded the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year, by the Asthma Foundation.
1997 - Maroney was the first person to complete a 180 km swim from Cuba to Florida.
1997 - Received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the New South Wales Government.
1997 - She was inducted into the International Hall of Fame for her accomplishments. 1998 - She swam a record 197 km from Mexico to Cuba, the longest distance ever swum without flippers in the open sea, in 38 hours and 33 minutes.
Maroney made the Guiness Book of Records for the longest distance swum in 24 hours (93.6 km) and was twice inducted into the International Hall of Swimming Fame.