Kirsten Cameron

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Kirsten Cameron (born 1973 in Masterton) is a New Zealand Distance freestyle and open water swimmer currently living in Leeds in the United Kingdom. She is a world record holder in masters swimming in the 30-34, 35-39, and 40-44 age groups. She was the 2009 national inaugural champion for women's 10 km marathon swim. She started competitive swimming in 2004. and a member of the Total Immersion in the English Channel relay team.

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Open Water Swimming Career

2013
• 2013 New Zealand Open Water Championships, Taupo 12/13 January - Bronze Medal in the Open 5KM race.

2012
• Denarau to Beachcomber 19 km Open Water Swim 2012, Fiji. 1st Woman, 2nd Overall. Womens Course Record.

2010
• New Zealand Masters Swimmer of the Year 2010
• FINA World Masters Swim Champ and Gold Medallist 3 km Open Water, Goteburg, Sweden (Reference www.2010finamasters.org)
• Winner, Pacific Swims Plantation Island 3 km and 10 km Open Water Swim, Fiji

2009
• Gold Medal in Swimming NZ's Inaugural 10 km Open Water Championship, held in Wellington.
• 13th FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup 10 km Swim Varna Bulgaria. (Refer Wairarapa Times Age 4 September 2009, Local Sport article, "When Push Comes to Shove it Must be Open Water Swimming.")

2007
• Silver Medalist 10 km South Australian Open Water Champs, Adelaide
• Silver Medalist 5 km South Australian Open Water Champs, Adelaide
• 19th, FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup 10 km Race Hong Kong
• 11th, FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup 10 km Race Singapore
• Holder of the cup for 1st person home (men and women), first women and best new comer in the Kapiti Island to Mainland Swim, Wellington.
• Silver Medallist 5 km New Zealand Open Water Swim Champs.

2006
• FINA World Masters Swim Champ and Gold medallist 3 km Open Water, San Francisco.
• Bronze medallist 10 km Oceania Swim Champs, Cairns, Australia.
• Bronze medallist 5 km Oceania Swim Champs, Cairns, Australia.
• 13th 10 km Australian Open Water Swim Champs, Melbourne, Australia.
• 7th 5 km Australian Open Water Swim Champs, Melbourne, Australia.
• Retired due to rib injury in Pan Pacific Swim Champs, Victoria, Canada from 10 km.
• 25th 10 km World Open Water Champs, Naples, Italy (competed with a cracked rib).

Total Immersion in the English Channel

The Total Immersion in the English Channel is an international 6-member relay team sponsored by Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion that will attempt a one-way crossing of the English Channel under the auspices of the Channel Swimming Association in the first week of August.

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