M. "Cindy" Nicholas
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1957.08.20 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE (MPP):
1990.09.06 - Scarborough Centre - Defeated.
1987.09.10 - Scarborough Centre - Elected.
At age 16, Nicholas gained provincial fame by swimming across Lake Ontario
in 15 hours, 10 minutes. She later swam the English Channel on 19 occasions,
including the first two-way crossing by a woman. She went on to complete
a record 5 two-way crossings -- including two in one year, earning her
the nickname "Queen of the Channel." Nicholas was inducted
into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the International Swimming
Hall of Fame in 2005.
Swimming Hall of Fame: Cynthia Nicholas