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Marathon swimmer Susie Maroney, and her estranged husband, Darren May, welcomed a son named River twelve weeks ago. River joins big sisters Paris, aged 3, and Capri, aged 19 months. Paris is the daughter of Susie’s first husband, Robert Daniels.

Susie began swimming at the 4, and began competing at the age of 7. At the age of 14, she gained her first prize for marathon swimming, coming third. The next year, she became the first person to swim from Manly to Sydney Harbour and back in seven hours. That same year, she broke the world record for swimming the English Channel. Susie retired from swimming in 2003, after a career which included winning the Manhattan Island swim race three times, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States, setting a record time while swimming from Mexico to Cuba, and swimming from Jamaica to Cuba. Only after Susie retired did she reveal that she had been born with cerebral palsy.

Darren is a furniture maker with a troubled past; he and Susie separated after 13 months of marriage while she was pregnant with River.

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