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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fin…But Not Fini

Lynn Kubasek, a nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, had a great year in 2013.

It was a great comeback from 2012 when she experienced an uncharacteristic DNF.

Photo shows Kubasek swimming in-between paddler was Allison Bayne and swimmer Carol Hayden, with a fin on the upper left corner. Kubasek remembers, "About 20 minutes into my swim, my entire crew dashed to the back of the boat looking worried and pointing. I kept swimming, maybe a little faster. After a few minutes they flashed an A-OK sign to us.

Afterwards, Scott [Zornig] said that they were huge dolphins acting in an un-dolphinly manner by swimming parallel to the surface. I never saw or heard them. I did see rays, seals and jellyfish though."

The nominees for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year are listed below:

1. Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden)
2. Charlotte Brynn (New Zealand)
3. Diana Nyad (U.S.A.)
4. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand)
5. Lorna Cochran (South Africa)
6. Lynn Kubasek (U.S.A.)
7. Martina Grimaldi (Italy)
8. Michelle Macy (U.S.A.)
9. Nadia Ben Bahtane (Morocco)
10. Nuala Moore (Ireland)
11. Olga Kozydub (Russia)
12. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil)
13. Sarah Thomas (U.S.A.)
14. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey)
15. Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

Online voting takes place here.

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