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Monique Wildschut

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Monique Wildschut, Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame], swimming 23 km from Grande Anse to Paspebiac, Quebec, Canada

Monique Blok-Wildschut is an open water swimmer from the Netherlands is a dual inductee. She was inducted in 1994 as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and in 2016 as a Honor Swimmer in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Publications

She wrote a 140-page book titled Ontberingen van een marathonzwemster (Rigors of a marathon swimmer) that was released in 2015. The book was translated into English and published in 2018 as (or Hardships Of A Marathonswimmer).

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2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

Her book, Ontberingen van een marathonzwemster, was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
Monique Blok-Wildschut was the greatest professional marathon swimmer of her generation. She was the six-time World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation champion between 1984 and 1988. The longer, the colder, the rougher the conditions, the tougher, the stronger, the faster the Dutch swimmer became. A typical race saw her go head-to-head against the best men in her era including at the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada where she placed second overall in the 64 km Traversée in 16 hours 28 minutes. Although she made the swims look easy, her efforts were anything but. Her 2015 autobiography Ontberingen van een marathonzwemster (Rigors of a marathon swimmer) has been translated from Dutch into English and published as Hardships Of A Marathonswimmer. For dramatically retelling her challenges and successes in a 140-page well-written book, for sharing her inner thoughts about her victories and difficulties in both turbulent and tranquil conditions, for remaining a humble, eloquent ambassador of the open water swimming community, Ontberingen van een marathonzwemster / Hardships Of A Marathonswimmer by Monique Blok-Wildschut is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Open Water Swimming Career

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