Penny Palfrey, Nominee For The World Open Water Swimming Woman Of The Year

Penny Palfrey swam like few others in history during 2011.

The 49-year-old Australian from Queensland started off the year, swimming a trio of channels in Hawaii. A warm-up in the 7-mile Alalakeiki Channel led to a 17-mile Kaluakahi Channel (between Kauai and Niihau) and a record-setting Molokai Channel swim. In between she completed a unprecedented 68-mile swim in the Cayman Islands from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman Island where she faced jellyfish, sharks, towering swells and turbulence for 40 hours and 41 minutes, and a 14 hour 30 minute crossing of the Tsugaru Channel in Japan.

The leading swimmer in the Oceans Seven Challenge, she is nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year



Learn more and vote HERE for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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