Highness Charlene provides unbelievably outstanding support of the sport of
open water swimming from her new position as the Princess of
A former Olympic pool swimmer, the Princess swam the Midmar
Mile and became interested in doing more.
She is truly genuine, clearly
charismatic and a major player in raising awareness and significant funds to support open
water swimming, especially for Special Olympics athletes. In myriad
public and private ways, the Princess understands the global potential for
doing good and instigating positive change in the world, especially when
royalty, sports and causes intersect.
For her efforts to promote
acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and support
of open water swimmers involved in the Special Olympics International movement,
Highness Charlene Wittstock is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World
Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
Copyright © 2011 by World Open Water Swimming Association