Nadia Ben Bahtane

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Nadia Ben Bahtane,, a Moroccan open water swimmer
Nadia Ben Bahtane is an open water swimmer from Morocco who will compete in the Swim The Costa Brava in 2013 and will attempt to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in 2014 under the guidance of coach Daniel Pagés.

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2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nomination

Nadia was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. Her nomination reads:

She lives in a land where open water swimming is still unknown. But Nadia Ben Bahtane has a dream to be the first woman from Morocco to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar. With maternal responsibilities for her three children and professional responsibilities with her full-time marketing director position, she quietly goes about balancing her jobs at home, at work, and in the Mediterranean Sea. Day in and day out, even as she trains during Ramadan where she must fast 17 hours per day, she gives her all to family and work, with something left over for her swimming. For representing women who must balance everything without rest, for completing the Swim the Costa Brava 6 km as her first step towards completing the Strait of Gibraltar, for being focused on her swimming goals year-round, Nadia Ben Bahtane is a worthy nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

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