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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden) – Swedish Aloha In The Channels

Anna-Carin Nordin is a 41-year-old Swedish English Channel swimmer who successfully swam two marathon swims in two completely different parts of the world.  

Following her passion, her summer season started with a 41K cold-water marathon swim between Sweden and Finland in 14 hours 51 minutes. 

It culminated with an equally tough 42K warm-water crossing in the Molokai Channel between Molokai Island and Oahu Island in Hawaii in a grueling 18 hours 30 minutes.

26 years ago, Anna-Carin started doing open water swims in Sweden (Riddarfjärden, Vansbro simningen, Göta Kanal simmet).  She has now graduated to the major channel swims in an ideal niche for her. 

She trained and trained, swimming over 100,000 meters in a week with long 6-8 hours training swims where her positive spirit and training tenacity impressed all who came in contact with her.  For her inspirational nature, her quiet resolve and her success in achieving her dreams around the world in challenging conditions, Anna-Carin Nordin is a worthy nominees for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

For more information on Anna-Carin Nordin, 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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