Carina Bruwer Pugliese ~ Nominated for WOWSA “Woman of the Year” Award
Carina Bruwer Pugliese, Flautist of instrumental pop group Sterling EQ, Open-Water Swimmer Extraordinaire and Little Fighters Cancer Trust Ambassador has been nominated as the World Open Water Swimming Association’s (WOWSA) Woman of the Year!
We at Little Fighter’s Cancer Trust are so proud of Carina. We stand behind her nomination 100% for her amazing Swims for Hope that she has done in order to bring much-needed Awareness for Childhood Cancer to the world at large and to raise funding for LFCT, and just for being the most amazing, altruistic, strong woman that she is.
The WOWSA website says:
Carina Bruwer has already made a name for herself in two distinct fields: open water swimming and music. While she continues to be celebrated in both areas for unprecedented cold, rough water swims and her unique, award-winning music with her instrumental pop group Sterling EQ, she is rapidly and widely sharing her passion for and with others via charity swims around the world. Bruwer not only attempts and succeeds at solo charity swims from her native waters of South Africa to Italy, but she also organizes and recruits others to help raise awareness and funds for children with cancer through group swims and open water swimming competitions. For her caring and sharing for those in difficult situations, for her inspirational swims and sounds, for her multi-talented passion that speaks volumes in any language or venue, Carina Bruwer is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
Those of us at Little Fighters Cancer Trust who know this hard-working, humble, amazing woman personally, can only say thank you for all she does and we can think of nobody who deserves this accolade more than Carina does.
Please go to the WOWSA website and vote for this amazing Warrior for Childhood Cancer! It does mean that you have to register on the site to vote, but it only takes 2 minutes, and what is 2 minutes when Carina offers up so much of her time in training, travelling and swimming for our Little Fighters?
If you would like to read more about Carina’s achievements, take a look at her bio on Open Waterpedia:
Here are just a few examples of what this amazing woman has done:
False Bay Crossing (South Africa)
First South African woman and third swimmer ever
Date: 26 February 2006
Distance: 36 km
Time: 10 hours 58 minutes
Strait of Gibraltar, Spain to Morocco at the age of 25
Date: 15 June 2005
Distance: 16 km
Time: 3 hours 35 minutes, female record
International Swimming Marathon of Toroneos Gulf (Greece)
Female winner and 4th place overall
Date: 23 July 2005
Distance: 26 km
Time: 7 hours 58 minutes
English Channel, England to France – Fastest South African woman
Date: 1 August 2005
Distance: 36 km
Time: 12 hours 3 minutes
First female and first South African to swim around Cape Agulhas (South Africa)
Date: 27 April 2004
Distance: 11 km
Time: 2 hours 16 minutes
First South African to swim around Cape Point (South Africa) (Cape Point – Fastest Female Crossing or Round Cape Point – Fastest Female Swim from Diaz beach to Buffels Bay)
Date: 27 March 2004
Distance: 8.5 km
Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Time: 2 hours 18 minutes (as part of the Swim For Hope in 2014
Strait of Bonifacio crossing
Date: 17 June 2014
Distance: 15 km from Corsica (France) to Sardinia (Italy)
Time: 4 hours 28 minutes
Now YOU decide; don’t you think all THAT (and more) deserves the accolade of Woman of the Year? I DO! 😀
Please vote for Carina by going to the WOWSA website – Register on the website and VOTE!!
Cutoff Date and Time for Voting is January 1, 2015 at 12:00 am (California time), and all results will be announced on the Daily News of Open Water Swimming on January 1, 2015.
You can also help Carina in her efforts to fundraise for Little Fighter’s Cancer Trust by sponsoring her on the Swim for Hope Back-a-Buddy page.
Posted on 5 November, 2014, in Blog, Swim for Hope and tagged Cancer Trust, Carina Bruwer, Carina Bruwer Pugliese, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, Little Fighters Cancer Trust Ambassador, open water swimmer, south africa, Sterling EQ, Swim For Hope, WOWSA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.