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Valérie Grégoire

Category : Woman of the Year
Valérie Grégoire organized the inaugural 8.6 km MV Christena Memorial Swim in St Kitts, and serves as the lead instructor for the Swim to Win program and Special Olympics St Kitts.
92 Votes

Susan Simmons

Category : Woman of the Year
Susan Simmons spent her year guiding the Spirit Orcas, a group of Special Olympic swimmers, who completed an 80 km 8-week stage swim in Canada to raise funds for COVID Relief.
49 Votes

Sarah Thomas

Category : Woman of the Year
Sarah Thomas swam a historic 134 km four-way crossing of the English Channel in 54 hours 10 minutes in 2019, and has continued to inspire people of all ages through media interviews and podcasts.
191 Votes

Mariel Hawley Dávila

Category : Woman of the Year
Along with her many charitable works, Mariel Hawley Davila was one of the first to complete the 32 km Los Cabos Open Water Acuarium Swim in 10 hours 14 minutes.
1208 Votes

Kyra Wijnker

Category : Woman of the Year
Kyra Wijnker won the Ice Kilometer at the Amstel IISA Netherlands Championships and at the Cheltenham IISA Great Britain Championships and finishing 2nd in the Ice Kilometer at the IISA Germany Championships.
569 Votes

Jaimie Monahan

Category : Woman of the Year
Jaimie Monahan completed 18 circumnavigation swims around Manhattan Island in 2020, including history's first Quadruple Manhattan Swim, a 184 km solo swim around Manhattan 4 times in 45 hours 24 minutes.
2502 Votes

Elena Savinkova

Category : Woman of the Year
Elena Savinkova was the dominant overall and 65-69 age-group winner in the 2019-2020 International Winter Swimming Association Winter Swimming World Cup.
8067 Votes

Chloë McCardel

Category : Woman of the Year
Chloë McCardel has continued to get closer and closer to reaching the standard set by the Queen of the Channel® with her 37th career English Channel crossing.
41 Votes

Cath Pendleton

Category : Woman of the Year
Known as “The Merthyr Mermaid,” Cath Pendleton earned a Guinness World Record for “The most southerly Ice Swim (female)” as the first person to swim a mile inside the Antarctica polar Circle.
2633 Votes
Bárbara Hernández Huerta is known as the Sirena de Hielo (Ice Mermaid) in her native Chile where she specializes in glacier swimming, winter swimming and high-altitude swimming
7006 Votes

Anna-Carin Nordin

Category : Woman of the Year
Anna-Carin Nordin, the first woman in history to complete the Oceans Seven, completed an unprecedented record-setting Öland Circumnavigation Stage Swim in her native Sweden.
332 Votes

Ana Marcela Cunha

Category : Woman of the Year
Ana Marcela Cunha placed on the podium in the French Open Water Championships, Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, FINA/CNSG Marathon Swim World Series, the Madeira Island Ultra Swim and Rei e Rainha do Mar Super Challenge.
51 Votes

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