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News Flash: Mount St Helens Classic, New Stage Swim in 2025

Eric and Lars Durban are organizing a new 58 km 4-day, 4-lake stage swim in their native state of Washington in the lakes surrounding Mount St Helens Volcanic Monument

Bengisu Avci Traveling The World En Route To The Oceans Seven

27-year-old Turkish swimmer Bengisu Avci is on her way around the globe to achieve the Oceans Seven

The History of Swimming 4 Long Days In SCAR

The historical list of 4-stagers, or people who competed all four stages of the SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona, a challenging marathon swim held this week

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.

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.

How Tsunamis Work

How Tsunamis Work

Near our home in Huntington Beach in Southern California, there are numerous tsunami warning signs...

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