On 18-19 September 2017, Maev successfully completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel, which lies between Catalina Island and San Pedro on the Southern Californian mainland. This swim was held overnight, starting at 11pm.
At the end of 2016, 413 people had successfully completed this swim – with the first successful crossing ratified in 1927. This swim is the 26th successful crossing by an Australian and the 11th by an Australian female. Maev is the 10th Australian Female to complete a crossing. This successful completion of the Catalina Channel marked Maev’s first solo channel swim.