PTC President honored as 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year

January 4, 2016 · Uncategorized

Congratulations to PTC President, Bridgette Hobart-Janeczko, as she was honored as 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

The 2015 WOWSA Awards recipients will be honored at the Big Chill Swim International Winter Swimming World Cup on February 5th 2016 at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina in the Lake District’s Windermere, England. Hosted by Chillswim and Colin Hill, the 2014 and 2015 recipients will be presented their awards by Lewis Pugh, United Nations Patron of the Oceans.

“With her year-long performance as she balanced work, family and organization of her charity swims, Bridgette Hobart Janeczko exemplifies exactly what a World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year does. She not only embodies the spirit of open water swimming and possesses the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, but she also very positively influenced the world of open water swimming and everyone she touched with her swims and personality.” World Open Water Swimming Association.

The final 2015 WOWSA Award voting results:

1. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.): 13,735 votes
2. Tita Llorens (Spain): 4,983 votes
3. Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.): 428 votes
4. Pilar Geijo (Argentina): 259 votes
5. Alex Cape (Canada): 183 votes
6. Rachele Bruni (Italy): 143 votes
7. Chloë McCardel 8. Elina Makïnen (Finland): 81 votes
9. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic): 61 votes
10. Lorna Cochran (South Africa): 47 votes
11. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands): 27 votes
12. Aurélie Muller (France): 24 votes

Total votes: 20,059

Click here for the full article on the Daily News of Open Water Swimming

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