Abriendo las Aguas by Esther Nuñez Moreno
Roughly translated into English as “Opening the Waters: I cannot say that I will be able to show you the path to success, but I can tell you how it was in my case“, the autobiography tells about the life, challenges, and successes of the Spanish Honor Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer (Class of 2020) from Spain. She is married to fellow professional marathon swimmer Damián Blaum (who is also an IMSHOF Honor Swimmer) and was the two-time FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix champion in 2007 and 2012, and second in 2013 and third in 2014.
She was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award. Her nomination read, “Esther Nuñez competed in 7 out of 9 marathon swims during 2012 to capture her second FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix championship (her first was in 2007). She completed the 15 km Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario, 57 km Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda, 15 km Maratón Cancún, 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, 32 km Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean, 34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog and 33 km Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon. Traveling on the pro circuit together with her husband Damián Blaum, Nuñez raced in different continents in rivers, lakes and seas battling the world’s fastest marathon swimmers. For her athleticism, for her competitive spirit, for her calm, cool and composed nature throughout 222 km of racing in both warm- and cold-water conditions, Esther Nuñez is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.“
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