Barbara Pellick, Endurance Swimmer Extraordinaire
Barbara Pellick of Western Australia is one of the most soft-spoken, humble marathon swimmers one can ever have the pleasure of meeting.
She is always willing to lend a hand and an ear to those who seek your knowledge and wish to benefit from her experience.
A veteran of over 20 years of marathon swimming with a 12:23 solo English Channel swim, a three-way relay team English Channel swim, an 8:15 fourth-place finish in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, an unprecedented 120K Lake Taupo three-way relay crossing, an incredible 22 individual Rottnest Channel solo swims, the first non-stop double crossing of the Rottnest Channel, and numerous other ocean swims under her belt.
Barbara is usually one of the first contacts for people wishing to take up ocean swimming. Her knowledge is second to none and she is always happy to be of assistance wherever possible,” said Peter King.
An encyclopedia of knowledge on ocean swimming, Barbara is a true treasure of the sport.
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.