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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain) – Marathon Swimming Cancer Survivor

Selina Moreno Pasagali is a fighter and has much to live for after recovering from breast cancer.  Shocked with malignant tumors in her breast, Selina took to fighting for her health with all her heart. 

Ever positive, Selina struggled back to regain her strength after a difficult bout with chemotherapy.  Her performance was a constant year-round effort. 

She first completed of a solo swim around New York, a 28.5-mile circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in 8 hours and 42 minutes.  Then she participated in a 100-mile (162K) relay from the island of Ibiza to Cabo de la Nao and Alicante in 60 hours.  Between these marathon efforts, she participated in numerous open water swims including winning the 10K Cullera Bay crossing. 

Remarkable in her outlook, incredible in her battle against cancer, motivational in her athletic accomplishments, Selina Moreno Pasagali brings joy, passion and inspiration to the world of open water swimming and is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

For more information on Selina Moreno Pasagali, 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.

Photo courtesy of Jose Diaz.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source

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