Anna-Carin Nordin Describes Her Global Adventures On WOWSA Live

Anna-Carin Nordin Describes Her Global Adventures On WOWSA Live

Anna-Carin Nordin Describes Her Global Adventures On WOWSA Live

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International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison interviewed fellow Hall of Famer Anna-Carin Nordin of Sweden on today’s edition of WOWSA Live.

In addition to her Oceans Seven achievement, the 49-year-old Swedish marathon swimmer and ice swimmer has done swims around the world including a Isle of Man Triskelion relay with Olive Conroy, Conor Turner, Elina Makïnen, Rory Fitzgerald, and Carole Laporte in 18 hours 8 minutes and a 140 km 7-day 36 hour 46 minute stage swim around the Isle of Man and a 333 km circumnavigation swim around Öland in Sweden that took her 18 days and a total of 117 hours 5 minutes with 32 separate stage swims starting and finishing on Färjestaden between July 28th and August 14th 2020.

In her WOWSA Live interview, the Swedish adventurer talked about:

* starting swimming at the age of 6 and then transitioned to masters swimming and marathon swimming – or “proper” swimming as she was told
* training for success but expecting the worse in the English Channel with Eddie Spelling, her escort pilot
* preparing herself mentally for every swim
* training in Ireland for one month in the North Channel with Brian Meharg
* experiencing difficulties across the Tsugaru Channel in northern Japan as she swam parallel to shore in Hokkaido, a total of 19 hours 11 minutes with Haruyuki Ishii and special permission from the Hokkaido governor to swim at night
* always receiving help around the world during and after her Oceans Seven success
* doing relays and other solo stage swims including around 140 km Isle of Man, and across Loch Ness
* being inspired by Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE to teach swimming to children and refugees in Sweden
* looking forward to swimming all the island of Hawaii

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