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Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica

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Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica was nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica is a Spanish open water swimmer from Málaga who has completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and five Oceans Seven channels: Strait of Gibraltar (3 times), English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, and Molokai Channel.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

2016 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination[edit]

Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica's double circumnavigation swim of Manhattan Island was nominated for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica of Spain created a non-profit organization to help others, NGO Brazadas Solidarias. His chosen charity swim of 2016 was a record-setting Double Circumnavigation Swim around Manhattan Island in New York City. His long, lean frame and streamlined stroke enabled him to break the long-standing record of Skip Storch, but his effort was not immune to the winds and tidal interference that Manhattan Island presents to all its multi-circumnavigationists. After 20 hours 15 minutes, the 42-year-old finished at South Cove where he and his crew had experienced everything imaginable including illness and oncoming tides. For his grit and courage throughout, for his passion for helping others before and after, for his record-breaking swim of nearly a day, Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica's Double Circumnavigation Swim is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

Charity Swimming Project[edit]

He has created the NGO Brazadas Solidarias in order to raise funds to collaborate with humanitarian projects through popular open water swims that attracts up to 200 local swimmers and the individual challenges that he organizes such as the Gateway to India swim.

Double Manhattan Circumnavigation[edit]


Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica of Spain completed a double circumnavigation swim of Manhattan Island in 20 hours 15 minutes on 18 September 2016, breaking the 2007 record of Skip Storch in 20 hours 56 minutes. Film by Fernando Alonso Films.

Multi-circumnavigations around Manhattan Island[edit]

1979 double attempt - George Kauffmann of the USA
1980 double attempt - Tom Hetzel of the USA
1983 double success - Julie Ridge of the USA in over 21 hours
1984 double attempt - Ben Huggard of the USA [with his feet tied in a charity swim
1984 triple success - Stacy Chanin of the USA in 33 hours 30 minutes
2007 double success - Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic (wetsuit) in 22 hours 14 minutes
2007 double/triple success - Skip Storch of the USA in 20 hours 56 minutes (double) and 32 hours 52 minutes (triple)
2016 double success - Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica of Spain in 20 hours 15 minutes

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