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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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President of KAATSU Global, Inc.  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 12 cover stories in H2Open Magazine, Swim Channel, 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 (25 km), winner of 2 USA Swimming national open water swimming championships.  Completed 5 unprecedented marathon swims (between 28-58 km) 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,,,,, Open Water Almanac, Open Water Wednesday, Open Water Swimming Dictionary, Half Century Club, Oceans Seven, Global Open Water Swimming Conference, WOWSA Awards, KAATSU Nano, and KAATSU Cycle.
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Survived a kidnapping, a war in Central America, SARS in China and various dangerous situations from Asia to the Middle East.
  • Harvard University
    Economics, 1980 - 1984
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Teach and promote KAATSU protocols to people of all ages
KAATSU Swimming, water polo, open water swimming
  • Open Water Swimming, LLC
    Write, promote, coach, research swimming, 2008 - present
    Established the World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Openwaterpedia, Oceans Seven
  • KAATSU Global, Inc.
    President, 2014 - present
    Lead KAATSU Global, the maker and distributor of KAATSU products, and the leading purveyor of blood flow moderation training.
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Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
Whittier, California, U.S.A. - Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - Hitachinaka City, Japan - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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