Born and raised in California Lexie Kelly as always been around the ocean and swimming pools. She competed competitively in high school and college. When she graduated from college, she started traveling the world competing in multiple open ocean swim events. She and her friends hold the record for the fastest 5x5 relay, swimming from Catalina to Newport Beach. When she is not swimming, paddling, or running around Newport Beach, she is training young kids to be in the junior lifeguard program and coaching high school swimming.
" I love everything about the water and in particular, open water. I’ve gotten to swim in so many various types of bodies of water all over the world, rather than just swimming pools. Open water, to me is more than just times and numbers, it is about an experience – the course, currents, wind, waves, navigation, temperatures, water types (rivers, lakes, oceans), locations, the people, the aquatic life (fish, coral, shells, etc) so the collection is inspired by those things." Lexie
She was the 25-29 age group winner of the 2012 SPMS Open Water Series in Southern California.
She was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award.
She was the 2011 Flowers Sea Swim Coordinator and organizer of the Bridging The Cayman Islands event in the Cayman Islands.
She coordinated the 5-mile Cayman Brac Channel Challenge.
She served as one of the co-organizers of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California.