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Abigail Fairman

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Abby Fairman is a 44-year-old American open water swimmer, coach, and marketing director from Los Angeles, California.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

Coaching Affiliations & Awards[edit]

  • She is a certified Level 3 USMS coach and an American Red Cross lifeguard.
  • She is the former Head Coach of Red Tide Masters in New York City and was a group swim instructor for CIBBOWS in Coney Island, New York.
  • In 2021, she successfully coached 9 people to their first and/or longest marathon swims, and kayaked or crewed for swims at SCAR in Arizona, Kingdom Swim in Vermont, Lake Tahoe in California, Three Rivers Marathon Swim in Pennsylvania, and multiple swims Around Coronado in California.
  • She coached at least one successful Manhattan Island circumnavigation swimmer each year from 2014-2020, including the fastest swimmers of 2019 (reverse) and 2020 (standard).
  • She received the 2020 USMS Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award for her dedication to the sport.

2021 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

She was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Award by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The nominees included:

1. Carina Bruwer Pugliese (South Africa)
2. Abigail Fairman (USA)
3. Elaine Burrows Dillane (Ireland)
4. Lexie Kelly (USA)
5. Amy Ennion (Great Britain)
6. Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic)
7. Maria Cotignolo (Uruguay)
8. Sarah Thomas (USA)
9. Kate Steels (Great Britain)
10. Kerry Kopke (South Africa)
11. Mayra Santos (Brazil)
12. Shu Pu (Hong Kong]]
13. Merle Liivand (Estonia)
14. Chloë McCardel (Australia)
15. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil)

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