Selina Moreno Pasagali, Swimming Free Of Cancer

Selina Moreno Pasagali, Swimming Free Of Cancer

Selina Moreno Pasagali of Spain has much to live for after recovering from breast cancer.

Shocked with malignant tumors in her breast, she went on the cross the Strait of Gibraltar in 4 hours and 40 minutes. In 2007, she crossed 14 kilometers across the Bocaina from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. In 2008, she organized a solidarity 1K crossing to fight against cancer, “Swam With You”, that was broadcast on Spanish television.

She also completed the Traverse Bay International Autonomous Cullera 10K in Cullera Bay in 2009 and then went on to cross the English Channel in 2009 in 16 hours and 4 minutes. From there, she continued with the Traverse Bay International Autonomous Cullera 10K in Cullera Bay again in 2010. She did the 36K Cross Channel swim in Menorca 2010 in 18 hours and 20 minutes.

This year, she stepped it up again and became the first Spanish women to complete the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, finishing in 8 hours and 42 minutes. Later, she participated in the 100 nautical mile relay from the island of Ibiza to Cabo de la Nao to Alicante in Spain that took 60 hours. She also won the Cullera Bay 10K between those feats of endurance.

In total, after recovering from breast cancer, Selina has participated in more than 80 swimming competitions. A remarkable performance, a remarkable turn-around.

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