Record-setting marathon swimmer from Australia who, in May 1997, became the first person to swim the Florida Straits from Cuba to the United States. She received the prestigious Order of Australia Medal in 1993.
She was born with cerebral palsy but did not reveal her condition until 2007.
She won the Manhattan Island swim race three times from 1991 to 1994.
She had a twin brother named Sean who died in 2002.
She and Kerri-Anne Payne are both famous marathon swimmers.