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Open Water Swimmers Representing Very Well at World Championships

Ous Mellouli helped usher in the emerging generation of dual athletes (pool + open water) over the last several Olympic quadrennials: those who final in both distance freestyle pool events and the 5 km and 10 km open water swims.

Meet, Discuss With, and Tackle Issues with the Who’s Who of the Marathon Swimming in Cancún, Mexico

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Induction & Awards Weekend will take place in Cancún, México from May 17-19th

Swimming Negative In Newport, A Winter Wonderland In Vermont

The 3-day 2024 Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival opens up this Friday in Newport, Vermont with 182 participating swimming competing in below-0° water temperatures.

If Open Water Finishes Were Covered Like Pool Races

In the United States, there is relatively poor or mostly non-existent television coverage of international open water swimming competitions, but close open water races would be very cool - and inspirational - to watch.

Pierre Lafontaine, Mark Schubert, Denis Cotterell Looking Forward to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Team China coaches Pierre Lafontaine, Mark Schubert, Denis Cotterell are looking forward to continuing their coaching success at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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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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