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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.

Hector Pardoe Is Heading To The Tokyo Olympic Games

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. An Olympic dream came true for many today at the final FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in Parque Urbano de Albarquel in Setúbal Bay, Portugal. 15 swimmers qualified for the Tokyo Olympics including Hector Pardoe who raced against his British teammate Tobias Patrick Robinson to capture the overall victory …

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June Honorees

Courtesy of WOWSA Live, Huntington Beach, California.  June 1st – Alick Wickham* (SOL) – read bio June 2nd – Johnny Weissmuller* (USA) – read bioJune 9th – Michael Read (GBR) – read bioJune 11th – Jacques-Yves Cousteau (FRA) – read bio June 18th – Gerald Forsberg* (GBR) – read bioJune 23rd – Gail Roper (USA) – read bioJune 29th – Paul Boyton* (USA) – read bio Copyright © 2008 – 2021 …

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John Batchelder Flies Across The English Channel

Courtesy of John Batchelder, English Channel. After waiting through a government-mandated quarantine and his window, John Batchelder finally got to attempt a 33.5 km crossing – swimming only butterfly – of the English Channel. 16 hours 13 minutes (unofficially) after stepping off the English coast, Batchelder landed in France on June 29th to become one …

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Catalina For Two

Carlos Sixto Bravo wrote about a brother, a sister and a friend who completed a 25.1-mile crossing from Santa Catalina Island to San Pedro on the Southern California mainland on September 25th.  Their crossing was a charity swim on behalf of Ocean Fever, a non-profit from Hermosa Beach that raises awareness through open water swimming. …

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