Alex Cape

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WOWSA Award and recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe]]open water swimmer who swam 34 km across the length of Cowichan Lake in July 2013 together with Susan Simmons in 11 hours 45 minutes. She completed a 70 km double crossing of Cowichan Lake in August 2014 together with Simmons in August 2014 in an attempt called Swimmers Last Longer. She attempted a 105 km triple crossing of Cowichan Lake in August 2015 and walked upon shore after 50 hours 36 minutes and 94.2 km to join the 24-hour Club for the second time.

Alex Cape Career[edit]

2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees[edit]

Cape is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Alex Cape (Canada) Freshwater Adventurer
2. Aurélie Muller (France) Olympian and World Champion
3. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.) Prolific Marathon Swimmer
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia) Channel Swimmer & Coach
5. Elina Makïnen (Finland) Ice Swimmer
6. Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.) Double Downing
7. Lorna Cochran (South Africa) Nonagenarian Swimmer
8. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) FINA Grand Prix Champion
9. Rachele Bruni (Italy) Olympian & FINA World Cup Champion
10. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic), Ice Swimming World Champion
11. Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) Olympic Cross-over Speedster
12. Tita Llorens (Spain), Marathon Swimmer

2015 WOWSA Awards Nomination[edit]

Cape's World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Alex Cape (Canada) Freshwater Adventurer
Alex Cape had a huge goal: to swim for the longest known distance in a freshwater setting. Her chosen venue was Canada's Cowichan Lake. Swimming alongside Susan Simmons for the third straight year, Cape kept going when Simmons was unexpectedly overcome with nausea at 44 km. She swam past 50 km, past 60 km, past 70 km, past 80 km, past 90 km. Cape continued to forge on nearing the marks set by Vicki Keith (104 km in Lake Ontario in 1987) and Ted Erikson and Abdul-Latif Abou-Heif (96 km in Lake Michigan in 1963). She voluntarily walked up onshore after 50 hours 36 minutes at 94.2 km (58.4 miles). For her gradual upping her distance over a 3-year period, for being a supportive friend of her swim buddy with multiple sclerosis, and for swimming the third longest lake swim in history, Alex Cape is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.


Swimmers Last Longer[edit]

Swimmers Last Longer was a 70 km marathon swimming 30+ hour two-way crossing by Alex Cape and Susan Simmons across Cowichan Lake in British Columbia, Canada in August 2014. The support crew included:

What's Your 105?[edit]

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