Coach Charm helped me find something in myself that I didn’t know I had in me. She has also helped me get over hurdles that caused self-doubt such as gaining confidence in cold water after being overcome with hypothermia during my first long swim in 15 degrees. She has done this by getting to know me better than I know myself in the water and delivering encouragement and advice at the right time during my training and my marathon swims. We have achieved the Triple Crown (English Channel, Catalina and Manhattan) and the Cook Strait together and I look forward to future swims under her guidance.
Marty Filipowski’s Swimming Achievements
- English Channel 23/08/2013 – 14hrs, 39mins
- Catalina Channel 27/08/2015 – 12hrs, 56mins
- Manhattan Island 15/08/2016 – 7hrs, 38mins
- Cook Strait – 100th crossing 19/02/2017 – 9hrs, 6mins