It's been a very exciting week with the announcement of the 2012 World Open Water Swimmer Award nominees for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Performance of the Year. The new category of "Offering" of the year will be announced soon. I read all of the nominations and all are very deserving of this distinct honor. It is a great honor for me to be nominated in the "Woman of the Year" category. However, as a grandmother and nurse, I was very touched by fellow nominee Annaleise Carr, 14 year old marathon swimmer from Canada, who completed a swim across Lake Ontario in 26 hours and 11 minutes. She swam to raise funds for Camp Trillium (a camp for children stricken with cancer). Annaleise raised over $230,000.
I will be voting for Annaleise for "Woman of the Year". She touched the hearts of everyone with her epic swim and awareness for such a worthy cause. I encourage all my friends and family to read all nominees in each category and vote on November 1st. Please visit the website: Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Thank you.