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Carina Bruwer

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Carina Bruwer is a nominee for the 2021 WOWSA Awards for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year category
Carina Bruwer's Triple Country Swim in Italy, Monaco and France was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association
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Carina Bruwer-Pugliese (February 2006 crossing of False Bay), nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
Swim course from Rooi Els to Miller's Point across False Bay in South Africa
Carina Bruwer's charity swim course in the Mediterranean Sea

Carina Bruwer is a Cape Town-based SAMA-winning musician and producer, marathon swimmer, mother of two, and owner and founder of Five Seasons Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment agencies in South Africa.

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Media[edit]

Her talents has resulted in extensive media coverage, including lifestyle features on Gillette World Sport (international), Pasella (SABC2), The Power Within (SABC4), Kwela (Kyknet); as well as prime time news inserts on SABC1, 2 and 4 and ETV. In print media she has made the front page of most local newspapers, and has been featured in glossies including Sarie, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Sports Illustrated and Shape Magazine, amongst many others, while she was featured as one of Glamour mag's 12 "Women We Loved" and a “Cosmo Awesome Woman".

Musician[edit]

An acclaimed and multi-award winning flautist, Bruwer-Pugliese holds the degree BMus(Hons) cum laude. She is a versatile soloist known for seamlessly fusing classical and contemporary styles (jazz, Latin and ethnic) in her performances. She currently performs exclusively as part of South Africa's instrumental supergroup Sterling EQ.

Five Seasons Entertainment[edit]

Bruwer-Pugliese directs Five Seasons Entertainment, specialising in the areas of artist management, entertainment PR, and entertainment event production. Five Seasons is recognised as one of the largest and most reputable entertainment agencies of its sort in South Africa.

Sterling EQ[edit]

Boasting four successful releases, over 600 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide, Sterling EQ is one of the most successful instrumental bands South Africa has ever produced. The group has performed in 10 countries, shared stages with local and international icons, and has enjoyed extensive international recognition as well as local awards and nominations. The live DVD, which was awarded a South African Music Award in 2011, was also produced by Carina.

2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination[edit]

Bruwer was nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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"Carina Bruwer has already made a name for herself in two distinct fields: open water swimming and music. While she continues to be celebrated in both areas for unprecedented cold, rough water swims and her unique, award-winning music with her instrumental pop group Sterling EQ, she is rapidly and widely sharing her passion for and with others via charity swims around the world. Bruwer not only attempts and succeeds at solo charity swims from her native waters of South Africa to Italy, but she also organizes and recruits others to help raise awareness and funds for children with cancer through group swims and open water swimming competitions. For her caring and sharing for those in difficult situations, for her inspirational swims and sounds, for her multi-talented passion that speaks volumes in any language or venue, Carina Bruwer is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.''

2014 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees[edit]

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil), FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup Champion
2. Bhakti Sharma (India), Marathon Swimmer & Educational Reformist
4. Carina Bruwer (South Africa), Freestyling Flautist
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia), Marathon Swimmer & Coach
5. Colleen Mallon (Ireland), Channel Swimmer & Volunteer
6. Elaine Howley (USA), Communicator, Organizer, Swimmer
6. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand), Oceans Seven Swimmer
8. Nataliya Fatyanova, M.D. (Russia), Ice Swimming Researcher & Physician
9. Pilar Geijo (Argentina), FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Co-Champion
10. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands), 2-time European Champion
11. Sylvia Rybárová (Czech Republic), FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Co-Champion
12. Susan Simmons (Canada), Marathon Swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis

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

She was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Women of the Year Award. The winners and nominees of this category in the 2021 WOWSA Awards include:

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

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Swim For Hope[edit]

Bruwer organized the Swim For Hope, an 8 km ocean swim from Diaz Beach to Buffels Bay around Cape Point in South Africa. It is a charity swim for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust. She swam with the following 14 open water swimmers from Cape Town and Johannesburg:

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

Bruwer was named to the list of 2015 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2016 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women[edit]

Bruwer was named to the list of 2016 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
4. 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
6. 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
14. 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
16. 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
24. 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
26. 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)
40. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
42. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
44. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
44. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
45. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
46. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
46. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
48. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
49. 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
44. 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)
46. 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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