Steven Muñatones was an American water polo player, a collegiate swimmer, and an open water swimmer from Huntington Beach, California who has been as an athlete, coach, administrator, writer, race director, kayaker, paddler, official, observer, author, lifeguard, reporter, Olympic commentator, aquapreneur, and adviser in the the sport of open water swimming. He founded the World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Oceans Seven, WOWSA Awards, Openwaterpedia, KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Foundation and serves as an ambassador for the American Heart Association. He has written over 21,344 articles on open water swimming, water polo, and KAATSU to date.

The Incredible, Inspirational English Channel Crossing of Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader

Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader swam across the English Channel with only one arm and one leg – due to a teenage train accident – in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990. He tells his story.

Walid is a disabled Egyptian open water swimmer who only has one arm and one leg due to a train accident as a teenager. But he completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 12 hours 59 minutes in 1990 at the age of 19 with David Whyte as his escort pilot. He received the Channel

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