Carrie Swidecki

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Carrie Swidecki is a teacher from Bakersfield who holds various dance game world records.[1][2]

In 2010 Swidecki broke the Guinness World Record for the "longest marathon on a dance or rhythm game", playing Dance Dance Revolution for more than fifteen hours.[3] In 2011 she again broke the Guinness World Record for the "longest marathon on a dance or rhythm game" with Dance Dance Revolution, playing for 16 hours and nine minutes.[1][3] She then broke that record and set a new one in 2012, playing Dance Dance Revolution X2 for almost 22 hours.[1]

Also in 2012, she set the Guinness World Records for the “longest marathon on a motion sensing dance game” and the “longest marathon on a dance/rhythm game” playing Dance Central 2 with a Kinect motion sensor for 24 hours.[1][4]

On June 15–17, 2013 she set two Guinness World Records at the same time (the Longest Marathon on a Motion-Sensing Dance Game and the Longest Marathon on a Dance/Rhythm Game) by playing Just Dance for 49 hours 3 minutes 22 seconds, thus becoming the only person in the world to hold a world record for marathon play on all three major dance games: Just Dance, Dance Central, and Dance Dance Revolution.[4][5]

She was formerly overweight and has lost 75 pounds through exergaming.[5][6]

On October 6, 2018, she was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame in Ottumwa, Iowa. Of this milestone achievement Swidecki says, "Somewhere there is a little girl who is playing a video game, reading a Guinness World Records Gamer’s Book, and dreaming of doing extraordinary things with gaming. Today she now knows that’s there’s a place for her in Video game history. Today that door will be permanently open for the next generation of female gamers! I know that little girl is out there, because I was once her."[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  4. ^ a b "Carrie Swidecki". Carrie Swidecki.
  5. ^ a b http://www.patrickscottpatterson.com/WomenCarrie
  6. ^ http://www.kget.com/mostpopular/story/Local-woman-dances-her-way-into-history/MhEhBkO-e0G6vno1MVIiOA.cspx
  7. ^ "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.