PRESIDENT

Jaimie Monahan

Globally recognised marathon and Ice Swimmer from New York, USA, Jaimie has completed the Triple Crown (English Channel, Catalina Channel & Manhattan Island Marathon Swim) and is a member of the 24 Hour Club. She was the overall winner of the 2016 International Winter Swimming Association's World Cup & has represented the US at numerous events across the world.

In 2015 Jaimie became the first American to swim the length of Lake Geneva in 32 hours 52 minutes 14 seconds, she was recognised as a finalist for Solo Swim of The Year by a woman by the Marathon Swimmers Federation and was awarded The Jaimie Monahan Award for the most Exceptional Swim of the Year by the LGSA.

In 2016 she won the Marathon Swimming Federation's Barra Award for Best Overall Year & World Open Water Swimming Association's Open Water Swimming Woman of The Year after another year packed full of  impressive warm & cold water swims around the world, including returning to be the first person to have swum Lake Geneva twice, this time from Geneva to Château de Chillon (the opposite direction) in a faster time of 28 hours 36 minutes.

In her role as President, Jaimie is putting her immense experience of participating at the highest level in this sport to guiding and advising the LGSA in it's goal to cement Lake Geneva as one of the most formidable tests on the established endurance circuit.

 

Chairman

Tim Davies

Tim first got into open water swimming in 2009 with Ben as part of a relay swim across the English Channel. The training process ended up being a major turning point for Tim, one which paved the way for numerous other open water swims across the world and eventually to co-founding the Lake Geneva Swimming Association. 

When not busy meeting pilots, liaising with observers or solving logistical challenges Tim works as a mountain guide and continues to add to over six years of experience either participating in or organising extreme sporting events and expeditions, both in Europe and Africa.

 

Secretary

Red Gibbons-Lejeune

Red is a keen lover of the outdoors and took up swimming from a young age. She was first introduced to open water swimming thanks to Tim, who relied on her unwavering support for his first ever relay swim. No stranger to hard work she is always the first to get stuck in - no challenge is too great, no job too demanding. As well as acting Secretary for the Lake Geneva Swimming Association Red is also an artist, exploring many styles and emulating techniques used in the illumination of medieval manuscripts and even fine origami. 

 

Committee

Maddie Reynolds

Maddie is one half of the first Split Swim to complete Lake Geneva in September 2016. Having now completed Lake Geneva and then competing in the British Open Water Swimming Championships 2 weeks later she now has her sights set on the channel next year along with following in Jaimie's footsteps and completing the triple crown in the very near future!