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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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Croatian Coincidence
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The humble Sandra Bucha will be inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer in June in Florida to add to her recognition as being selected as an Honour Swimmer in the...
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Swimming In The Sahara, Ouma And Oases Of Open Water
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Nejib Belhedi will be greeting many Tunisian and some foreign guest swimmers in Tozeur , Tunisia for the Ouma of Dunes 2014 event from May 24th - 27th. For open water swimmers who are fans of Hollywood fil...
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Noosa Ultimate Sports Test With Trent Grimsey
Courtesy of Noosa Ultimate Sports Test , Huntington Beach , California . If there is anyone to learn from in the open water swimming community, it is Trent Grimsey . Solo swims across the English Channel, world championship races, cold water marathon swims...
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Hit, Bruised, Red, Swollen And Smiling
Courtesy of Lexie Kelly at Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea . Swimming in close proximity to a pack in large bodies of water : such is the nature of competitive open water swimming. When large packs of swimmers start together, go around a turn buoy together...
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Open Water Swimmers Come In All Shapes And Sizes
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Go to any open water swim around the world and it is easy to see that open water swimmers comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. So Speedo took that fact, did some homework and addressed the concerns of i...
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Mercedes Gleitze To Be Honored In Scotland
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Given the era, circumstances, and global expanse of her swims, there has been arguably no greater aquatic adventurer than Mercedes Gleitze . From Ireland and Spain to South Africa and Australia, she went ...
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Joining In The Sea Goddess At The Hall Of Fame
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Honour Swimmers Elizabeth Fry from the U.S.A., Sandra Bucha (U.S.A.), and Vojislav Mijić from Serbia, Honour Administrators James Anderson from the U.S.A. and Dr. Jane Katz from the U.S.A., and Honour Orga...
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Heroism Leads To Boston For Rob Kent
Photo and amazing story courtesy of Rob Kent of L.O.S.T. (a href="http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=LOST"target="_blank">Lake Ontario Swim Team) . Follow Kent's story of how he worked hard to save a man's life that eventually led him to the Boston M...
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The Success Of Team Dire Straits
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . In September 2007 across the Straits of Mackinac , 50 swimmers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas with another 50,000+ thousand colleagues....
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The Uniqueness Of Rob Copeland
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim , the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim , and the 22.5-mile Around the Island Marathon Swim in Atlantic City, New Jersey are a tough trio of swims on the East Coa...
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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