Meliah Motchman (Canada) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Meliah Motchman completed an 8-week 80 km stage swim, as well as a 5 km solo lake swim along Vancouver Island in her native British Columbia.

About

Known as Madame Butterfly with Down’s Syndrome, Motchman is a key member of the Spirit Orcas. Together with coach Susan Simmons and the rest of the Spirit Orcas, she completed an 8-week 80 km stage swim, as well as a 5 km solo lake swim on Vancouver Island in her native British Columbia – with a goal to finish a 10 km marathon swim.

Why she was nominated

For demonstrating what is possible for individuals – with or without Down’s Syndrome in the open water when there is sufficient motivation and commitment, and for always appreciating and supporting her coach, teammates, and volunteer escort crew.

Country

Canada

Category

Performance of the Year

Swimmer

Meliah Motchman

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  • CarolJ

    CarolJ

    01/10/2022

    Well done Meliah!! You are such an athlete!

  • suzbowen2@gmail.com

    suzbowen2@gmail.com

    01/12/2022

    Fantastic, Meliah. I am so proud of you!

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