Kareena Lee

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Kareena Lee


A shining light in open water events, Kareena Lee is forging an impressive international career – making a blistering start to her 2019 season. After claiming silver medals in the Women’s 10km Open events at the past two Australian Open Water Championships, Lee beat her friend and fierce competitor Chelsea Gubecka to take home the top honour in 2019. Carrying the momentum into her next event, the long-distance swimmer won the Midmar Mile – once known as the world’s largest open water event – in South Africa a few weeks later. A silver Pan Pacs medallist, Lee is based in Noosa and trains alongside fellow open water swimmer Nick Sloman. Kareena is the first Australian Dolphin to earn selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after placing 7th in the Women's 10km event at the 2019 World Championships.

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FINA Open Water World Cup

Balatonfüred, Hungary 2018

  • Placed 5th in the Women’s 10km Open

Setúbal, Portugal 2018

  • Won bronze in the Women’s 10km Open

Chun An, China 2014

  • Placed 5th in the Women’s 10km Open

Pan Pacific Championships

Gold Coast, Australia 2014

  • Placed 4th in the Women’s 10km Open

Tokyo, Japan 2018

  • Won silver in the Women’s 10km Open

FINA’s Marathon Swim World Series

Doha, Qatar 2019

  • Won silver in the Women’s 10km Open

Seychelles, Seychelles 2019

  • Placed 6th in the Women's 10km Open

World Championships

Yeosu, South Korea 2019

  • Placed 7th in the Women's 10km 
  • Placed 5th in the 5km Team Relay
Kareena Lee wins the Women's 10km Open event in Adelaide.
Kareena Lee touches first in the Women's 10km Open to claim the national title.

In The Pool

Pan Pacific Championships


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