Kerry Kopke (South Africa) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Kerry Kopke runs the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association (CLDSA) in South Africa.


Kerry Kopke is a South African open water swimmer and a Cape Town-based entrepreneur, life and business coach and writer. She serves as the chairperson of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association that conducts a speaker series called Cold Water Capers while managing the CLDSA website and its record-keeping archives.

Why she was nominated

For managing one of the world’s major governing bodies and helping to promote the sport and its heroes, and for creating open water swimming opportunities for others to forge their own paths and push their limits with a purpose and a sense of adventure.


South Africa


Woman of the Year


Kerry Kopke

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