Margaret Hodgart
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Margaret Hodgart nee Kidd swam the English Channel on 23/7/87 and the Irish Channel on the 23/8/88 and  competed for Scotland at numerous long distance swimming events. A life long resident of Maybole, she is the only person from Ayrshire to have  swam the English Channel and only Scots woman to have swam  the Irish Channel .

 Margaret Hodgart

 Daughters -
Morgan and Kimberlee

Margaret Kidd receiving the Citizen of the Year Award. Click on photo to view full size.

The long distance swims I've done were the English channel, Irish channel, Loch Lomond, Loch Rannoch, Lake Windermere, 2-way Lake Windermere, Ailsa Craig to Girvan , Suez Canal, Lake Zurrich, Loch Earn, Lough Earn ( Ireland), Gallway Bay (Ireland), Tay Swims. Lake Windermere was my favourite swim and I think I swam it about 10 times. I also swam in the first International swim at Lake Windermere for Scotland in a team of 5 and was the only Scottish swimmer to complete it.  Maggie Hodgart. August 2002