What Comes Around Goes Around In The Open Water

What Comes Around Goes Around In The Open Water

Shelley Taylor-Smith made history again by becoming the first female head referee in a men’s open water world championship race. She received the honor in her trademark event, the 25K, where she once reigned as world champion.

Besides her unprecedented string of victories around Manhattan Island, her records around the world and her 1991 world professional marathon swimming series victory over all men and women, Shelley broke another barrier when she was selected as the Head Referee in the FINA World Championship 25K race.

She knew exactly what the men were going through, both physically and mentally, as she similarly raced in extremely difficult conditions around the world during her racing days.

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