Tag: Karen Gaffney

Karen Gaffney, Swimming Philanthropist

Karen Gaffney was among the 15 selected nominees for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year that were announced today. The World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year honors the woman who (1) best embodies the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for,

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Karen Gaffney Leads a Strong Foundation

Laura Colette of Boston brought Karen Gaffney to our attention. Karen is an open water swimmer and a tremendously inspirational person who heads her own namesake foundation. She also was the first person with Down Syndrome to swim the English Channel.Karen completed her English Channel adventure as part of a six-person relay team, "My team needed me and

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