Paul Georgescu Honored In Romania
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
Paul Georgescu, a 42-year-old multi-talented triathlete, physical therapist, coach, referee, water polo player, and professor at the International British School of Bucharest, was nominated for the 2019 and 2020 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year for an impressive resume of ice swims and marathon swims including a pool Ice Mile in 3.02°C water in his native Romania, a Zero Ice Mile world record in 0.0°C water and 2.0°C air in 22 minutes 44 seconds at the Antarctica 2020 International Swim held in Hanusse Bay, Antarctica, and the 104 km Iron Gates of the Danube Swim last year.
With all the acclaim that has come from his exploits in the open water, Georgescu was also selected as one of the Best Romanian Athletes of 2020 in its main annual sport gala. He says, “It is wonderful to promote our beautiful sport in my country.”
But Georgescu is not one to rest on his laurels. In short order, he plans an attempt of another ice swimming feat, an unprecedented 1000 km stage swim in an uncharted part of the open water swimming world, and if possible, a Catalina Channel relay with his students. He talked about his career with Ned Denison on a previous edition of WOWSA Live:
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