Jason Nominated for World Award!

Mul­laloo mem­ber Jason Snell has been nom­i­nat­ed for the World Open Water Swim­ming Association’s Per­for­mance of the Year Award. His ‘Peak to Pond’ achieve­ment made him only the eighth per­son in his­to­ry to climb Mount Ever­est then swim the Eng­lish Chan­nel – doing so with­in the short­est ever time of 16 months.

The award is deter­mined by num­ber of votes, so Jason would love to have your sup­port at World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion (WOWSA) you will need to reg­is­ter (free) with World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion then select WOWSA – Per­for­mance of the Year, select Jason Snell to vote.

Jason Snell com­plet­ed one of the most unique endurance ath­letes in the world. Qui­et and unas­sum­ing, the British moun­taineer and chan­nel swim­mer from Perth in West­ern Aus­tralia became the eighth per­son in his­to­ry to com­plete the Peak and Pond Chal­lenge — a com­bi­na­tion of sum­mit­ing Mount Ever­est and cross­ing the Eng­lish Chan­nel. At the age of 51, he not only achieved the elu­sive Peak and Pond, but also com­plet­ed it in the short­est time peri­od ever: 16 months from climb­ing Mount Ever­est to walk­ing up on the shore­line of France after a 16 hour 30 minute cross­ing of the Eng­lish Chan­nel. The two sports are not phys­i­cal­ly com­ple­men­tary, but they both require an extreme­ly tough mind­set and demand a high lev­el of com­mit­ment.  For his flaw­less strat­e­gy in sum­mit­ing the high­est moun­tain in the world and swim­ming across the world’s most renowned chan­nel, for real­iz­ing his dream to become one of history’s very few ath­letes to achieve Peak and Pond, for main­tain­ing his health, strength and dreams as a 51-year-old, Jason Snell’s Peak and Pond Chal­lenge is a wor­thy nom­i­nee for the 2017 World Open Water Swim­ming Per­for­mance of the Year. – WOWSA

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