Illinois woman Marcia Cleveland inducted into International Swimmer’s Hall of Fame

A North Shore woman was inducted into the International Swimmer’s Hall of Fame Saturday.

Marcia Cleveland has been swimming for five decades.

She holds the all-time record for the triple crown of open water swimming, which includes the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and the Manhattan Island Swim.

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«You know, it’s a huge honor because I’m being elected by my peers into a very esteemed level, kind of the pinnacle, of a sport, an international hall of fame,» Cleveland said. «It’s really a validation of all the hard work.»

The ceremony was held virtually.

Cleveland has also written a book, called «Dover Solo,» and coaches a United States Masters swim team.

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