After retiring to raise two children, she returned after five years to swim across Lake Erie in Canada, and two firsts: the first double crossing of Cook Strait by a woman and a circumnavigation of Rarotonga.
- Ron Palenski (2002). Profiles of Fame: The Stories of New Zealand’s Greatest Sports Achievers. New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. p. 29. ISBN 0-473-08536-4.
- http://www.nzhalloffame.co.nz/Inductees/M/Meda-McKenzie.aspx Sports Hall of Fame website
- "No. 47551". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1978. p. 6271.
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