An inductee of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame, the Columbus Ohio native, Tina Marie Bischoff became an All-American Long Distance Swimmer and was a National Long Distance Champion at the age of 14. In 1976, on a 17-mile swim from Jabila and Latakia, Syria in the Mediterranean Sea, she won an International Amateur Long Distance Swimming Race. She also claimed the South American International Women's Amateur Champion title by swimming a 50-mile distance in 9 hours 1 minute and won the 1976 International Long Distance Swim in the Nile River. In 1980, she won the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy and the International Long Distance Swim in the Nile River for the second time.
She has also received the United Press Association Outstanding Women Award and has placed high at the Hawaii Ironman and 1989 Ultraman Triathlon in Hawaii.