Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cathy Delneo On Shark Encounters On Open Water Wednesday

Cathy Delneo, a librarian and open water swimmer from San Francisco, is one mighty brave woman. Back in 2004, she was bitten by a shark while surfing, but she continues to enjoy open water swimming, including being a member of the latest Farallon Islands relay swim. Cathy and her five teammates swam 16 hours and 29 minutes in the Red Triangle.

Cathy has a strong position on what open water swimmers and their support crews should do in the case of a shark encounter during an ocean swim.

Her instructions to her support crew and teammates were truly something to learn when she dove into the treacherous Red Triangle - where Great White Sharks abound. Her philosophy and unique history as a shark survivor are important to consider when the global open water swimming community considers various new Wildlife Protection Policies.

Listen to Cathy's thoughtful position and unique history as a shark survivor and marathon swimmer on next week's Open Water Wednesday.

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