WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee  Dr. Marcella MacDonald (USA) – Freestyling Foot Doctor

WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee Dr. Marcella MacDonald (USA) – Freestyling Foot Doctor

Dr. Marcella “Marcy” MacDonald is a 47-year-old podiatrist who completed her 11th and 12th crossing of the English Channel. 

Serious, smiling and smart, the good doctor surrounds herself with a good team and gets it done every time.  In 2011, she not only kicked off the English Channel season with the first Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation sanctioned swim in June with a 10 hour 34 minute crossing, but she also ended the English Channel season with her 12th crossing of her career in October with an 11 hour 51 minute success. 

How she works in these marathon feats given her responsibilities with patients and the causes she champions is a wonder.  The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and board director continues to support others and strongly advocates proper training in preparation for any kind of open water swim. 

With her ever-present broad smile, her knack for getting the job done, and heartfelt appreciation for all those who support her and the sport of marathon swimming, Dr. Marcy MacDonald is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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Steven Munatones