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Steve Munatones
Works at Open Water Swimming, LLC
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
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Marilyn Korzekwa Budgets For 24 Hours On Her Next Swim
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Dr. Marilyn Korzekwa, a 58-year-old Canadian psychiatrist, hopes to make Canadian history by being the first person to swim between 3 provinces. She is planning a double crossing of the Northumberland Stra...
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Xavier Desharnais, The Vegan Swimmer
Courtesy of Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches from Montréal, Québec, Canada . Xavier Desharnais is a Canadian professional open water swimmer pursuing his dream: the 2006 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Last year, he tied for first place at the 32 km Traversée intern...
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Diversi Surveys Diversity In English Channel
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Like many Australian women over the decades, Tara Diversi is a fast marathon swimmer. She has two fast Oceans Seven channels under her swim cap: 9 hours 45 minutes across the English Channel and 3 hours 2...
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Absolutely Stunning Swimming
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Turks and Caicos Magazine wrote about yesterday's 0.5-, 1- and 2.4-mile ocean swims, " There couldn't possibly be a more beautiful place in the world for an open water swim race. The Race for the Conch Eco...
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Summer Solstice Swimming
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The Solstice Swim is the first swim on the Mountain Swim Series with 500m, 1.2- and 2.4-mile swims in the Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado held during the Kineticists Festival. 5,000 feet (1,524m) in...
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It's All Small Stuff In The Open Water
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Richard Carlson, Ph.D. wrote the best-selling book, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff™…and it’s all Small Stuff and left behind a legacy in print, mindset and a vast amount of online content. While most open wat...
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Dennis Vanderheiden, Dave Sheanin Are Athletes In Tandem
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Dennis Vanderheiden and Dave Sheanin pulled their weight and more at the local Solstice Swim in Longmont, Colorado. 5,000 feet (1,524m) in altitude and among 129 swimmers, Vanderheiden and Sheanin were the...
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The Hands Of Time
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Ocean swimmers know. Lake swimmers know. Marathon swimmers know. The longer you swim, the more wrinkled your hands get. Yuko Matsuzaki, , a former professional marathon swimmer from Japan, completed an 8...
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I Am A Swimmer
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . " I am a swimmer ," answered Keri-Anne Payne when asked if she sees herself as a pool swimmer or an open water swimmer. If there is anyone in world history who so precisely defines the word, swimmer, it is...
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Chloë McCardel Makes It Look As Easy As 1-2-3
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . 10 down...and many more to go. 30-year-old Chloë McCardel is making crossings of the English Channel look easy, both as an athlete and coach. But as the open water swimming community knows profoundly well...
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The Comeback Of Roy Burch
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Roy-Allan Burch from Bermuda suffered a season-ending double patella tendon rupture in late March. The two-time Olympic swimmer's recovery is highlighted in the latest issue of Open Water Swimming Magazin...
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Southern Swimming In Cool Kyushu
Courtesy of Masayuki Moriya , Huntington Beach , California . Yakushima Open Water Swim ( 屋久島オープンウォータースイミング )was held in heavy rain, but the precipitation did not damper the annual 1 km and 2.5 km ocean swim off the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Yakushi...
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Work
Occupation
Write, promote, coach, analyze and research aquatic sports
Skills
Swimming, water polo, open water swimming
Employment
  • Open Water Swimming, LLC
    Write, promote, coach, research swimming, present
    Established the World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Openwaterpedia, Oceans Seven
Places
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Currently
Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
Previously
Whittier, California, U.S.A. - Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - Hitachinaka City, Japan - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Story
Introduction
USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team coach at the 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships, 2004 World Open Water Swimming Championships and the 2006-2009 USA Swimming National Open Water Camps. Presenter at the 2006 ASCA World Clinic and clinics in Japan, Mexico, Canada, Greece and the Cayman Islands. Reporter for Swimming World Magazine since 1986 with cover stories in H2Open Magazine, U.S. Masters Swimming SWIMMER, Swimming World Magazine and Competitor Magazine. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee, Chief Administrator and Board Director. Race director for the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, USA Swimming National Championships and Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. Author of Open Water Swimming (Human Kinetics 2011), Former FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member and professional marathon swimmer. 1982 World Long Distance Swimming Champion (25K), winner of 2 USA Swimming national open water swimming championships.  Completed 5 unprecedented marathon swims (between 28-58K) in Asia. Open water swimming materials used by National Public Radio, USA Today, NBC Olympics, the Beijing Olympic Committee and USA Swimming. NBC Olympics commentator for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing.  Created www.openwaterswimming.com, www.openwaterpedia.com, dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, www.imshof.org, www.SwiMetrics.com, www.10Kswim.comwww.virtual-swim.com, Open Water Almanac, Open Water Wednesday, Open Water Swimming Dictionary, Half Century Club, and Oceans Seven.
Bragging rights
Survived a kidnapping, a war in Central America, SARS in China and various dangerous situations from Asia to the Middle East.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Economics, 1980 - 1984
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Gender
Male