WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee  Pilar Geijo (Argentina) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion

WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee Pilar Geijo (Argentina) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion

Pilar Geijo dominated the world of professional marathon swimming for the second year in a row.  She won the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix with podium finishes in the 15K Rosario, Argentina (third), the 57K Sante Fe-Coronda, Argentina (second), the 88K Hernandarias-Paraná, Argentina (victory), the 36K Capri-Napoli, Italy (victory), the 32K Lac St-Jean, Canada (victory), the 34K Lac Memphrémagog Canada (victory), and the 30K Ohrid Lake, Macedonia (third). 

She distanced herself from her competition over 292K (181 miles) by maintaining a steady pace.  In tandem with her husband who serves as her ever-attentive coach, the duo used smart racing tactics to win. 

They remained humble and appreciative of their sponsors, race organizers and fellow competitors. 

With world-class endurance, a steely mind and a friendly nature, Pilar patiently achieves her goals and always crosses the finish line with a smile despite the discomforts of marathon swimming.  For her achievements in the world of professional swimming, including being the first woman to win consecutive victories in the Traversée du lac St-Jean and the Traversée du lac Memphrémagog, Pilar Geijo is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. 

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Pilar Geijo dominó el mundo de las aguas abiertas profesionales por segundo año consecutivo. Ella gano el FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix con podios en 15K Rosario, Argentina (tercera), 57K Sante Fe-Coronda, Argentina (segunda), 88K Hernandarias-Paraná, Argentina (victoria), 36K Capri-Napoli, Italy (victoria), 32K Lac St-Jean, Canada (victoria), 34K Lac Memphrémagog Canada (victoria), y 30K Ohrid Lake, Macedonia (tercera).

Se distanció de su competencia a través de los 292 k (181 millas) por mantener un ritmo constante. A la par con su esposo quien se desempeña como su entrenador, siempre atento, el dúo utilizó tácticas inteligentes para ganar carreras.

Ellos mantuvieron la humildad y el aprecio por sus patrocinadores, organizadores de carreras y los demás competidores.

Con la resistencia de clase mundial, una mente de hierro y un carácter amistoso, Pilar pacientemente logras sus objetivos y siempre cruza la línea de meta con una sonrisa a pesar de las incomodidades de las aguas abiertas. Por sus logros en el mundo de la natación profesional, ademas de por ser la primera mujer en ganar dos victorias consecutivas en la Traversee du Lac St Jean y Traversee du Lac Memphremagog, en Canadá, Pilar Geijo es una gran candidata para ganar el premio a la Mujer de Aguas Abiertas del Año.

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Steven Munatones