Hi there! I am Pilar Geijo. I was born in the Boedo neighborhood, in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at 7:00 p.m. of a rainy September 19, 1984. Of course I am not sure of the connection between that rain and my passion for water, but I do not dare to deny it either.
I am a five-time Open Water World Champion (2010/2011/2014/2015/2019).
How did I get there? I started swimming at 6 years old. At the age of 13 I made my open water debut in a race held in a little rural town near Buenos Aires named San Antonio de Areco where I was the winner and that I always remember with the emotion of that day. In all these years since my debut I managed to climb 39 times to World Cup podiums representing my country.
I won the most traditional competitions in open water: the Hernandarias-Paraná Marathon, Capri-Napoli Marathon, Traversee Lc St Jean, Cañon del Sumidero Marathon, Traversee Lc Magog, among others.
Besides swimming, I like to read, write, listen to music, spend time with my family and enjoy free time with myself. I am a lover of cats and dogs.
I consider myself passionate, a lover of life, rebellious, hard-working, persevering, creative, happy and protective of my affections.
I am a Sports Journalist (Inst. River Plate), Accounting and Administrative Analyst (UADE) and Professor of Swimming (Universidad del Litoral). Of course, and as you can imagine, this last profession is the most I like. 🙂 I speak Spanish and English.
My workouts are very intense. I train twice a day in the pool and I also do trainig out of the water. My dedication is full time (full everything, I would dare to say) and although swimming is an individual sport there are many people who accompany me. Without my work team and the support of my closest circle and my sponsors this long journey would not have been possible
My coach: «El Gallego» Martin
My doctor: Enrique Prada
My psychologist: Daniel Hamra
Cuca, my feline companion for 10 years
To learn more about my best sports results, click HERE.