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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Man of the Year Nominee Stephen Redmond (Ireland) – Courageous Channel Challenger
But he trains with only a 16-meter pool and the Irish Sea at his disposal. Cold, solitary, rough are the conditions in which Stephen pounds out the miles: year-round, quietly, stoically, without complaint and without reservations. His commitment to training enabled him to conquer the treacherously cold Fastnet Rock swim, an unprecedented 26-mile journey to the southernmost point of Ireland.
In his quest to add to his impressive channel resume (including the North Channel, English Channel and Strait of Gibraltar), he flew from his home base in Ireland to tackle the Catalina Channel and Molokai Channel this October. While he added his name to the Catalina Channel family, the currents of Molokai got the better of him. This time. Like a bulldozer with an endless tank of gas, Stephen has the personality, drive and heart to succeed against all odds. For his unprecedented swim around Fastnet and his other channel swims, Stephen Redmond is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
For more information on Stephen Redmond, visit here.
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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