The number of Women in OW is growing

Saw some figures form Steve Munatones on Diana Nyad’s blog.

“The demographic group that is experiencing the greatest percentage of growth is women over the age of 40 – […]

[F]or the first time in history, a major open water swim (defined as an event with over 5,000 competitors) had over 50% female entrants (at the Great Swim in England in 2009). In 2009, 41% of the English Channel swimmers were female – a significant increase from the historical 32% of channel aspirants being female.

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