Julie Bradshaw MBE Talks About Inspiration, Motivation On WOWSA Live

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14 hours 18 minutes of non-stop butterfly…across the English Channel. That is only one example of what Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE has done in her lengthy marathon swimming and coaching career.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Dr. Bradshaw talked about open water swimming around the world with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison on today’s edition of WOWSA Live.

She discussed the following:

* swimming the 1976 Cross Windermere race
* crossing the English Channel at the age of 15
* coaching in Canada
* building the foundation for achieving your goals
* preparing to go through the pain barrier
* swimming across the English Channel butterfly in 14 hours 18 minutes
* racing against the men in an unprecedented three-way crossing of Lake Taupo, the Taupo x 3 relay escorted by Philip Rush with Steve Junk, Mark Cockroft, Dougal Hunt, Chris Palfrey, Stephen Spence and Michelle Macy, Barbara Pellick, Penny Palfrey, Lucy Roper, and Heather Osborn
* her International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2006 with Dr. Tim Johnson, DPS, PE, Gilles Potvin, Mervyn Sharp and Nora Toledano Cadena
* achieving a three-way Loch Ness relay in 32 hours 34 minutes, four-way Windermere, receiving a doctorate, becoming an Honor Swimmer in the IMSHOF, and becoming a MBE within one year (she was honored with the Order of the British Empire in 2006 for her Services to Swimming and Charity)
* sightseeing around Manhattan Island while swimming 45.9 km butterfly

Back on terra firma, Dr. Bradshaw utilizes her successes in the water to help others from all walks of life and hundreds of English channel-swimming aspirants around the world. Through her work and motivational business called Get Set 4 Success, she enables people to believe in their own potential and expand their horizons.

Note: Her Blackpool Pier Swim may be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions:

Back in 2011, Dr. Bradshaw gave a previou interview on Open Water Wednesday, the precursor of WOWSA Live:

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