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Mediterranean Lifesaving Confederation Honors International Luminaries

The Mediterranean Lifesaving Confederation honored Dr Harald Vervaecke of Belgium, Dr Klaus Wilkens of Germany, Dr Bill Kent of the USA, John Long of the UK, Professor Robert Stallman of Norway, and Dr Shayne Baker of Australia as Honorary Life Members for their decades of dedication and achievements in the field of lifesaving

Olympic Marathon Swimmers Getting Faster and Faster – like Oliver Klemet

Oliver Klemet of Germany swam lifetime bests in the 400m and 800m freestyle events at the Gothaer and Friends Meet held in Madgeburg, Germany. Klemet is getting faster - and so is his competition.

Jean Craven and Madswimmer Are Climbing Their Way to a 7,000m High-altitude Swim

Jean Craven and Madswimmer are on their way to the Himalayas to swim in the highest body of water on Planet Earth, 7,000 meters (22,966 feet) above sea level

How Tsunamis Work

TED-Ed educator Alex Gendler and narrator Michelle Snow explain the causes of tsunamis below in an easy-to-understand animation video by Augenblick Studios.

Honoring Marianne and Doug Brogan

Marianne and Doug Brogan devoted decades to pool and open water swimming. They are honored as namesakes for the annual Brogan Open Water Classic that is an annual summer event in Cleveland, Ohio

KAATSU Aqua is a specialized form of KAATSU used in the water to enhance:

  • performance of speed, strength, stamina, balance, agility, technique, tactile feel
  • recovery from vigorous workouts, intense competition, travel fatigue
  • rehabilitation from muscle, bone, ligament, tendon injuries
  • longevity and wellness

Steven Muñatones


Steven Muñatones was an American water polo player, a collegiate swimmer, and an open water swimmer from Huntington Beach, California. He has been a 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 served 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. He created the,,, and websites among many others.

He received the 1984 Harvard University John B. Imrie Award, 1990 Guinness World Record, 2001, 2005, 2007 USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Committee Award, 2002 Honor Swimmer, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, 2007 & 2010 USA Swimming Glen S. Hummer Award, 2010 Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, 2016 Poseidon Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame, 2018 Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame, 2019 Honor Contributor – Media of the International Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, and 2022 Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

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