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.


Carina Bruwer Pugliese ~ LFCT Ambassador, & Sterling EQ

Carina Bruwer Pugliese ~ LFCT Ambassador, & Sterling EQ


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:

She completed two swims of the Oceans Seven and a wide variety of other marathon swims and channel crossings.

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 Messina four-way crossing from Italy to Sicily and back twice
Date: 21 June 2014
Distance: 15 km
Time: furthest swim by a woman in the Messina Straits in 3 hours 59 minutes

Strait of Bonifacio crossing
Date: 17 June 2014
Distance: 15 km from Corsica (France) to Sardinia (Italy)
Time: 4 hours 28 minutes

Swim the Island x 3 Date: 5 October 2014
Distance: 18 km Swim For Hope, 3 times the longest race distance at Swim the Island in Spotorno (Italy)
Time: 5 hours 8 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 websiteRegister on the website and VOTE!!


kid thanx

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.


Carina Raises her hands in Triumph

Carina Raises her hands in Triumph!


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.


About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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