Tracy Clark is a New Zealander living in Norwich, UK. Previously, she lived in the Netherlands for 11 years with her family.
During her time in the Netherlands, Tracy became involved in a women and childrens safe house and raised thousands of euros, including running the Amsterdam Marathon in 2008. In 2010, Tracy was a finalist in the Netherlands Expat of the Year. Sadly the safe house was closed down so Tracy turned her efforts to the modern day slavery charity Fairwork. She again raised thousands of euros swimming the English Channel in 2013 for Fairwork and a breast cancer charity.
Tracy was awarded the trophy for ‘Swimming in the Most Arduous Conditions’ of the season by the Channel Swimming Association having tackled a force 6 wind (2 metre waves) during the last 4 hours of her swim. She was also honoured at the House of Lords in London in recognition of her fundraising for Breast Cancer Now. In 2014 she was a finalist for the Fairwork Person of the Year Award.
Tearing her left bicep tendon during her English Channel swim, Tracy couldn’t swim for ten months. Her next goal was training for a shorter challenge – the ice mile. Tracy became the first person in the Netherlands to swim an ice mile in January 2015 in a temperature of 3.6 degrees Celsius.