Cindy Nicholas, Channel Swimmer

Cindy Nicholas, channel swimmer. She is wearing a bathing suit with a swimming cap and goggles. Standing behind her is male swimmer. She is standing on the beach, smiling and waving.

Cynthia Maria “Cindy” Nicholas (1957 – 2016) was a long distance swimmer and a politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1990.

Cindy Nicholas received a Rolex watch in 1981 for the fastest crossing with a time of 8hrs 29mins (the first leg of a two-way swim)

Cindy swam in all, 19 crossings, which included 9 solo swims & 5 2-way swims. (Only swimmer ever to swim 5 two-way). Queen of the Channel from 1978 to 1992

England-France; 1976 10hrs 20mins. 1976 12hrs 07mins. 1979 10hrs 10mins. 1980 10hrs 19mins. 1980 10hrs 00mins. 1981 10hrs 11mins.

France-England; 1975 9hrs 46mins. 1978 12hrs 15mins. 1979 10hrs 45mins.

Two Way swims; 1977 19hrs 55mins. 1979 19hrs 12mins. 1981 22hrs 21mins. 1982 18hrs 55mins. 1982 20hrs 09mins. 1977, 1979 & 1982 were all new records.

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