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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 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, 2022 Dale Petranech Award for Services to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Swimming Santorini – Open Water Swimming from a Volcano

The Santorini Experience will be held for the 7th year from October 3rd to 6th on Santorini Island in Greece. A 2.4 km swim will be held jointly with 5 km, 10 km, and 15 km runs.

Santorini has its breathtaking views, especially when viewed from its surrounding waters as swimmers look towards its dominating volcano and beautiful beaches. The 2.4 km swim held amid the Cyclades is one of a kind Aegean Sea archipelago, located southeast of the Greek mainland.

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