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Sabrina Wiedmer

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Sabrina Wiedmer crossing the Dál Riata Channel on 29 June 2016 in 8 hours 30 minutes
Sabrina Wiedmer, a nominee 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 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category

Sabrina Wiedmer (born 12 October 1988) is a 27-year-old Swiss former competitive backstroker living in Dublin, Ireland. She is an ice swimmer with two world records to her credit, a channel swimmer with two Oceans Seven channels to her credit, and a member of Eastern Bay Swim Team and Schwimm Club Delfin, Uetendorf in Switzerland.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

Dál Riata Channel Crossing[edit]


Courtesy of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services

Tory Sound Swim[edit]


Courtesy of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services

World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

Sabrina Wiedmer doesn't like the cold or jellyfish. But once she started open water swimming in her adopted Ireland, she learned to compartmentalize the discomfort of the cold and eventually set a women's record in the Ice Mile in 25:51 and later tied a world record in the Ice Kilometer in 13:58. A former sprint backstroker in Switzerland, Wiedmer quickly extended her reach to win local sea swims in Ireland and then cross one of the world's mightiest channel swims: the 21-mile North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland. She also completed a Tory Island crossing, a Loch Lomond crossing, and set the record for the Dál Riata Channel after listening to channel veterans and studying from past attempts. For learning how to effectively deal with the cold and marine life while setting two world records, for maintaining a wide smile and positively joyful attitude as she transformed from a pool sprinter to a hardened ice swimmer and a tough channel swimmer, for effectively acclimating to sub-5ºC water and across turbulent channels, Sabrina Wiedmer is a worthy nominee for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women[edit]

Bauernfeind was named to the 2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The women are listed below, alphabetically by last name:

1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA
2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa
3. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA
4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA
6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA
7. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain
8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa
9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain
12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA
13. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA
14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany
16. Jessi Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada
17. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
23. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland
26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany
27. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia
28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA
29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey)
30. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
31. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
32. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
33. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
34. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
35. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
36. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
37. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
38. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
39. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
43. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa
46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
47. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany

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