Margarita Llorens Bagur
Margarita Llorens Bagur (Tita Llorens) is a Spanish open water swimmer who serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor. She is president of the Menorca Channel Swimming Association and member of the 24-hour Club who won the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year for her 37-hour 73 km attempt between Ibiza and Jávea in Spain.
- 1 Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- 2 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominees
- 3 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination
- 4 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees
- 5 2015 WOWSA Awards Nomination
- 6 History of the Menorca Channel
- 7 Menorca Channel Swimming Association Officers
- 8 2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
- 9 Vuelta a Menorca
- 10 Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon
- 11 Eivissa to Dénia
- 12 Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca
- 13 2017 WOWSA Nomination
- 14 External links
Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- On 25 July 2011, she attempted a 45 km crossing from Ibiza to Jávea, but was pulled after 17 hours.
- On 3 September 2011, she completed a 14.4 km neoprene crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco in 3 hours 51 minutes.
- In the winter of 2011, she completed the Vuelta a Menorca with Toni Huguet in water temperatures between 13ºC and 15ºC.
- On 27 May 2012, she completed a 22 km crossing between Tabarca and Alicante in 6 hours 36 minutes.
- On 10 July 2012, she completed a 36.5 km crossing of the Menorca Channel (Canal de Menorca) that stretches between the Balearic Islands of Menorca and Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea in Spain in 12 hours 23 minutes, just missing the record by 5 minutes held by Teresa Planas set in 2011 in 12 hours 18 minutes. She was the 8th person in the world to achieve this crossing.
- On 1 September 2012, she completed the 30.8 km Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon in 5 hours 38 minutes.
- On 24 July 2013, she attempted a 84 km marathon swim from the Balearic islands of Ibiza to Mallorca (Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca), but she had to call the swim after 20 hours 30 minutes and 74 km because of jellyfish.
- On 12 June 2014, she completed a 22 km crossing between Tabarca and Alicante in 6 hours 20 minutes.
- In 10 July 2014, she attempted a 84 km marathon swim from the Balearic Islands of Ibiza to Mallorca (Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca), but she had to call the swim after 27.8 km in 9 hours 12 minutes.
- On 30 August 2014, she completed a 30 km Messenian Gulf Swim from Kalamata to Koroni in Greece in 11 hours 13 minutes.
- On 23 May 2015, she completed the 30 km Ultra Swim Formentera in Ibiza, Spain in 7 hours 16 minutes.
- On 14 June 2015, she completed a 25 km marathon swim in Menorca in 7 hours 30 minutes.
- On 15 July 2015, she pioneered an unprecedented 84 km (52.3 mile) marathon swim from the Balearic Islands of Ibiza to Mallorca (Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca) in Spain in 28 hours 13 minutes.
- On 21 May 2016, she completed the 30 km Ultra Swim Formentera in Ibiza, Spain in 7 hours 49 minutes.
- On 12 June 2016, she completed a 25 km marathon swim in Menorca in 7 hours 30 minutes.
- In July 2016, she attempted a 90 km solo swim between Eivissa and Dénia, Spain.
- In 2016, she completed the Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon in Spain with Joana Mercada.
- On 18-19 March 2017, she participated in the Catalunya Championship of Winter Swimming Open (Campeonato de Catalunya de Natación de Invierno Open) in Puigcerdà, Spain as part of the Pyrenees Ice Swimming Festival.
- On 24 June 2017, she pioneered an unprecedented 42 km Travesía Roses - Portbou in 11 hours 54 minutes.
- On 30-31 July 2017, she attempted a 90 km marathon swim between Ibiza and Jávea in Spain. She took 37 hours to swim 73 km before currents led her to call the swim. The swim was voted as the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
- She completed the 42 km Swim Marathon Costa Brava in 2017.
- On 26-27 July 2018, she pioneered an unprecedented 101.6 km swim between the Spanish mainland and Cala Colodar on Ibiza across the Canal de Ibiza in 36 hours 16 minutes at the age of 49.
- She was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women in 2017 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- She was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women in 2018 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- She was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women in 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominees
1. Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival with Kristina Evelyn & Zary Evelyn (Barbados)
2. Khitindra Chandra Baishya (Bangladesh)
3. Sven Eckardt (Germany)
4. India National Open Long Distance Swimming Championship Escort Rowers (India)
5. Margarita Llorens Bagur (Spain)
6. Igor Lukin (Russia)
7. Madswimmer by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France)
9. Stephen Rouch (USA)
10. Jason Snell (Great Britain)
11. Christof Wandratsch (Germany)
12. Wild Swimming Brothers (Great Britain)
2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination
Margarita Llorens Bagur has been making several epic attempts in the Balearic Islands archipelago in her native Spain. This year, she made a valiant 37-hour attempt to swim 90 km between Ibiza and Javea in Islas Baleares. The 49-year-old president and inspiration of the Menorca Channel Swimming Association trained with a 42 km 11 hour 54 minute swim along the Costa Brava from Roses to Port Boy and then took on her challenge. She swam and swam and swam for 73 km before difficult conditions and adverse currents led her crew to abort her pioneering attempt. For braving the elements and facing another disappointment with understanding that Mother Nature always has the upper hand in massively long marathon swims, for her admirable persistence in making extremely difficult channel attempts while she continues to help others realize their dreams, for her humble nature in concert with her escort kayaker and husband Francisco Siscu Pons, 'Tita' Llorens Bagur’s 90 km channel attempt is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year 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
Llorens' World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nomination reads as follows:
Tita Llorens (Spain), Marathon Swimmer
Margarita 'Tita' Llorens Bagur tried and tried to make a successful crossing of the Mallorca Channel between Ibiza to Mallorca, island in the Balearic Islands archipelago. She finally completed an unprecedented solo swim of 84.3 km (52.3 miles) that challenged the 46-year-old a total of 28 hours 13 minutes until she crawled upon Mola de Mallorca. For her persistence in attempting the Mallorca Channel over 2 years, for her comeback after a 74 km, 21-hour swim where she was pulled, and for her humble nature in concert her kayaker escort husband, Francisco Siscu Pons, Tita Llorens is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
History of the Menorca Channel
1. Kendall Mellor in October 1968 in 16 hours 18 minutes
2. Montserrat Tresserras on 16 July 1969 in 21 hours 7 minutes
3. Dellys Beynon on 18 July 1971 in 16 hours 9 minutes
4. Kevin Murphy on 8 October 1972 in 15 hours 41 minutes
5. Miquel Suñer Comalat on 19 July 2009 in 12 hours 19 minutes
6. Selina Moreno Pasagali on 3 July 2010 in 18 hours 20 minutes
7. Teresa Planas in September 2011 in 12 hours 18 minutes seconds
8. Margarita Llorens Bagur on 10 July 2012 in 12 hours 23 minutes
Menorca Channel Swimming Association Officers
- Presidente de la junta directiva y de la Asociación: Dña. Margarita Llorens Bagur
- Presidente Honorífico y Representante Internacional: Don Miquel Suñer Comalat
- Vicepresidente: Don Antonio Huguet Arguimbau
- Secretario: Don Francisco Pons
- Tesorero: Don Guillermo Bosch Marqués
- Vocales: Dña. Sofia Moll Benejam
2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA
2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa
3. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA
4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA
6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA
7. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain
8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa
9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain
12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA
13. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA
14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany
16. Jessi Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada
17. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
23. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland
26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany
27. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia
28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA
29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey)
30. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
31. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
32. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
33. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
34. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
35. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
36. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
37. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
38. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
39. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
43. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa
46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
47. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany
Vuelta a Menorca
In 13ºC - 15ºC water with Toni Huguet in the winter of 2011
Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon
Eivissa to Dénia
Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca
2017 WOWSA Nomination
- Narración de mi Travesía del Canal del Norte
- 2020 WOWSA Awards – World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year Nominees
- Boris Nowalski Takes To The Sea In Order To Help Save It
- WOWSA Awards – World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year
- Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame on WOWSA Live
- Tita Llorens En Español On WOWSA Live
- Margarita Llorens Bagur Wins 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
- 2017 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women
- Margarita Llorens Bagur Crosses The Menorca Channel
- Bigger The Better, Dreams Of Cruce Canal Ibiza-Mallorca
- Margarita Llorens To Attempt 83 km Swim In Menorca
- Margarita Tita Llorens Goes 2 For 2 In Ibiza-Mallorca
- Menorca Channel Announces Its New Association
- Unimos las Islas - Unim les Illes - Join the Islands
- Tita Llorens Makes Unprecedented Swim, Husband Proud
- 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman Of The Year Nominees
- Nominees For The 2015 WOWSA Awards
- 2015 WOWSA Woman of the Year Voting
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- WOWSA...Swimmers To Be Celebrated At Big Chill Swim
- 2015 WOWSA Awards - Performance Of The Year Voting
- Tita Llorens To Try 90 km Swim Between Eivissa And Dénia
- Tita Tackles Turbulence
- Campeonato De Catalunya De Natación De Invierno Open
- Marathon Swimmers Federation database
- Tita To Try Try Again - 90 km from Ibiza To Jávea
- Updated 24-Hour Club
- 24-hour Club…Swimming All Day And Night
- Swimming For More Than 24 Hours
- Margarita Llorens Bagur Wins 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
- WOWSA ... Tita Is Off Again
- Ben Lecomte To Speak From The Middle Of The Pacific
- WOWSA Winners Possess Sense Of Adventure
- These People Will Entertain, Inspire You With Their Answers
- Skolnick On Swimming At The Olympic Club
- Mosaic Of Marathoners
- Role Models In The Open Water
- Too Tough Tita
- Tita Llorens Is Number One
- 2019 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women