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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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In The Pursuit Of Competition
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Now that the sprint is over; now that the Olympic qualification race is over; it is time for the always-enjoyable-to-watch 5 km team pursuit race (officially named the Mixed 5 km Team Event ) to be held at...
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A Man On A Mission, Solo, Alone, Unaccompanied
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Nothing is more fundamental in channel swims than for a swimmer to have a support crew, escort boat and pilot. Kayakers, feeders, and pace swimmers are also occasionally part of the marathon swimming packa...
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Grant Wentworth Earned $11,667 Per Hour
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Grant Wentworth earned US$11,667 per hour on behalf of Swim Across America on his 12 hour 54 second 24-mile swim across the Nantucket Sound from Cape Cod to Nantucket . Escorted by John Boreland , coached ...
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Pat Marzulli Rounds Manhattan Island
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . 65-year-old Pat Marzulli was a double victor today. The Florida marathon swimmer who has also completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in his home state raised over US$1,000 for Swim Free and the Navy SEAL F...
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Chris Deegan Defeats Eva Fabian, Eric Nilsson In Vermont
Courtesy of Phil White of the Kingdom Games in Vermont . Lake Memphremagog looks big and wide from nearly every angle. Swim east, swim west, swim north, swim south, and there will always be a long way to go. It is a distance swimmer's dream. In this venue...
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Aurélie Muller Wins World Championships, Heading To Rio
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Faced with competing against Olympic medalists and world champions, Aurélie Muller of France was undaunted. But the 25-year-old French swimmer from Sarreguemines has been among the elite of the sport since...
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30 Most Influential People in Swimming + 3
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . USA Swimming and Speedo USA announced a list of the 30 Most Influential People in Swimming over the Past 30 Years in an effort to recognize those who have significantly impacted swimming into its current p...
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Dramatic Daring Double By Fast And Frozen
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The 'Fast and Frozen' 2-way North Channel relay team completed its unprecedented journey across the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland to Ireland. The team of famed ice swimmers included Henri Kaarma f...
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RCP Tiburon Mile Is Back
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . For 14 years, the RCP Tiburon Mile attracted everyone from Olympic medalists to Special Olympic athletes, from world champions to masters swimmers, from wetsuited swimmers to those with disabilities. But ...
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Getting A Good Start For Setúbal
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Although the Canadian women will not be going to Rio de Janeiro with their male teammate, Richard Weinberger, who qualified eighth in the 10 km Olympic qualifying swim in Kazan, Russia, they did swim very ...
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Simon Dominguez Wants To Be On Time For Lunch
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Simon Dominguez will jump into the Pacific Ocean in a massive tidal flow under the Golden Gate Bridge. Sometime between 11 - 12 pm tonight, he will start swimming and heading out to the Farallon Islands. ...
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Reach Up To Finish In The Open Water
Photos courtesy of Giorgio Scala of Deepbluemedia. Article courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . In order to finish a major international open water swimming race, athletes must reach up and touch the finish pontoon. The race is officially n...
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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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Male