A new ad for online retailer Swimsuits For All features Westbrook grandmother Pat Gallant-Charette, 67, second from right, the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel. From left are nurse practitioner Katie Duke, 37; model Ashley Graham, 30; actress Brooke Shields, 52; Gallant-Charette; and reality star Angela Simmons, 30. (Swimsuits For All photo)

What do actress Brooke Shields, model Ashley Graham and Westbrook grandmother Pat Gallant-Charette have in common?

They’re all featured in a new bathing suit ad campaign for online retailer Swimsuits For All.

The campaign features five women, including Gallant-Charette, a 67-year-old open-water swimmer who last year became the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.

The retired nurse also is the oldest woman to swim the Tsugaru Strait in Japan, the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, and the Molokai Channel in Hawaii.

The ad campaign, launched Monday and called “Power Suit,” also features reality star and fashion designer Angela Simmons and nurse practitioner and media consultant Katie Duke. There are photos, a bio and a quote from each of the women.

Gallant-Charette, who is wearing a black one-piece suit, says: “As a marathon swimmer, I love wearing one pieces, not only because of how great they feel, but also because they are the ones that I get the most compliments on. At the age of 67, I feel stronger than I ever have in my life.”


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