Charlene Wittstock

From Openwaterpedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
-
[[File:Charlene-Wittstock.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Future Princess of Monaco]]When royalty meets open water swimming, the sport transcends to another level.  [http://www.openwatersource.com/charlene-wittstock.html Charlene], Princess of Monaco (French: Charlène; née Charlene Lynette Wittstock; born 25 January 1978 in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe), is the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. She is also a former South African Olympic swimmer and open water swimming supporter and board member of the Special Olympics.   
+
[[File:Charlene-Wittstock.jpg|300px|thumb|right|The Future Princess of Monaco]]When royalty meets open water swimming, the sport transcends to another level.  [http://www.openwatersource.com/charlene-wittstock.html Charlene], Princess of Monaco (French: Charlène; née Charlene Lynette Wittstock; born 25 January 1978 in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe), is the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. She is also a former South African Olympic swimmer and [[open water swimming]] supporter and board member of the Special Olympics.   
-
She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with her team finishing fifth in the 4x100 medley relay. She is very interested in the sport of open water swimming and would like to lend her support to a world-class open water swim in Monaco where she can combine attention to the conservation of the world's marine environment.  In 2011, she competed in the [[Midmar Mile]] and became a strong and public advocate for the sport, raising significant funds for the Special Olympics athletes, for which she was nominated for the 2011 [[World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year]].
+
She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with her team finishing fifth in the 4x100 medley relay. She is very interested in the sport of open water swimming and would like to lend her support to a world-class [[open water swim]] in Monaco where she can combine attention to the conservation of the world's marine environment.  In 2011, she competed in the [[Midmar Mile]] and became a strong and public advocate for the sport, raising significant funds for the Special Olympics athletes, for which she was nominated for the 2011 [[World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year]].
==Pool Swimming==
==Pool Swimming==
Line 22: Line 22:
<videoflash>4sR35ZgVP7o</videoflash>
<videoflash>4sR35ZgVP7o</videoflash>
-
==References==
+
==External links==
* [http://www.palais.mc/monaco/palais-princier/english/h.s.h.-princess-charlene/biography/biography.2132.html Princess]
* [http://www.palais.mc/monaco/palais-princier/english/h.s.h.-princess-charlene/biography/biography.2132.html Princess]
Line 31: Line 31:
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/11/beautiful-swimmers-from-japanese-eye.html Beautiful Swimmers From The Japanese Eye]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/11/beautiful-swimmers-from-japanese-eye.html Beautiful Swimmers From The Japanese Eye]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/02/world-summer-games-to-be-held-in-los.html World Summer Games To Be Held In Los Angeles]
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/02/world-summer-games-to-be-held-in-los.html World Summer Games To Be Held In Los Angeles]
 +
* [http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/06/the-perfect-female-open-water-swimmer.html The Perfect Female Open Water Swimmer]
[[Category: People]]
[[Category: People]]

Revision as of 14:42, 24 June 2013

The Future Princess of Monaco
When royalty meets open water swimming, the sport transcends to another level. Charlene, Princess of Monaco (French: Charlène; née Charlene Lynette Wittstock; born 25 January 1978 in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe), is the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco. She is also a former South African Olympic swimmer and open water swimming supporter and board member of the Special Olympics.

She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with her team finishing fifth in the 4x100 medley relay. She is very interested in the sport of open water swimming and would like to lend her support to a world-class open water swim in Monaco where she can combine attention to the conservation of the world's marine environment. In 2011, she competed in the Midmar Mile and became a strong and public advocate for the sport, raising significant funds for the Special Olympics athletes, for which she was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Contents

Pool Swimming

Princess Charlene was a member of the South African women's 4×100 medley relay team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, which finished fifth. She finished sixth at the 2002 FINA Short Course World Championships for the 200 backstroke. She has won several national titles over the years. She planned to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she did not qualify.

Special Olympics ambassador

In 2011, Princess Charlene became a global ambassador for the Special Olympics.

Titles

25 January 1978 – 1 July 2011: Miss Charlene Lynette Wittstock 1 July 2011 – present: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco

On her marriage, Charlene became Princess consort of Monaco and gained the title and style of Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco; the last to hold the title was the Prince's mother, Grace Kelly.

At the 2011 Midmar Mile

External links

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
Olympics
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Featuring
Education Programs
Help
Toolbox
About OWP
Courtesy of