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Elaine K. Howley, Associate Editor
Elaine edits and writes extensively for SWIMMER magazine, manages content development and production of the STREAMLINES series of e-newsletters, and contributes content and editorial support for the usms.org website.
Two of Elaine’s SWIMMER stories, profiles of Marisa Churchill in 2011 and Andrea Kremer in 2012, garnered first prize in the annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the Magazine Feature Article category. She’s also an Athleta Sponsored Athlete and a frequent contributor to the Athleta Chi blog.
Elaine graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in language (German) and a second major in studio art. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps, serving in Chernihiv, Ukraine as an English teacher. She earned her master of arts degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College in 2006 while working full-time as a technical writer and book editor. Elaine was also a proposal writer for a structural engineering firm with a successful freelance writing business on the side, which included work for SWIMMER, espnW, and others. She is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Elaine is a lifelong swimmer best known in the open water swimming community for her marathon swimming résumé, which includes the Triple Crown of open water swimming (the English and Catalina Channels and Manhattan Island Marathon Swim), the fastest double-crossing of the Boston Harbor, the longest swim by a woman in Narragansett Bay, and membership in the International Ice Swimming Association (1-mile swim in 41-degree water, no wetsuit). Elaine has also completed the USMS Level 3 Masters coach certification course.