Britta Kamrau, Stretching Her Reach

Britta Kamrau, Stretching Her Reach

Britta Kamrau of Germany was recently named to prestigious FINA Athletes Commission along with a stellar group of fellow Olympians and world champions including open water swimming colleague Petar Stoychev and Alexander Popov of Russia (Chairman), Gustavo Borges of Brazil (Vice Chairman), Penny Heynes of South Africa (Honorary Secretary), Francesco Attolico of Italy, Cora Campbell of Italy, Matthew Dunn of Australia, Jingling Guo of China, Martina Moravcova of Slovakia, Aaron Peirsol of the USA, Fernando Platas of Mexico, Miyako Tanaka-Oulevey of Japan and Virginie Dedieu of France.

Britta has the presence of mind and a strong character that she demonstrated throughout her remarkable career to be of great help to the Athletes Commission. As a recent inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, she has been both a popular, feared and respected figure on the open water swimming circuit for some time, but she is now working towards becoming a judge in Germany, a career that requires intelligence, astute judgment, strength of character and diligence – the same characteristics that she used to win professional marathon swims and world championship races.

Britta 25 different FINA World Cup races since 1997 and was victorious in several European and world championship races at 10K and 25K distances.

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