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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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New Swimmit App
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Swimmit is a new cool app, created by Ivan Peralta, that helps swimmers and triathletes or anyone who enjoy the open water to create meetups, join meetups, create routes, discover routes, connect with swim...
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Deepwater Spill Killed Dolphins In Record Numbers
Virginia Morell writes about how dolphins are being killed due to oil spills in her latest article here .
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MIMS Is On
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Richard Clifford confirmed with race director Morty Berger that the 2015 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim events will go on as planned. Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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Marking Back, Shoulders And Hands
Upper photo courtesy of Tzirú Pérez for Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce by Joe Bernini in Costa Rica. Lower photo courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The inking of black markers on the back, shoulders and hands are unique sensations for an...
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Samoa Swim Series, Simply Splendid
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . The Samoa Swim Series offers more than its tagline of '3 great swims in 3 days'. It includes a parade, a school visit, side tours, a prize giving and two swims on the big island of Savai'i. Two swims will ...
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Digging Deep, Real Real Deep
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Lots of people around the world are nervous about swimming in deep water. It is frightful and presents significant fears for many. Andy Akinwolere was one of those people. But he overcame his fear in a bi...
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Did You Hear About SwimEars?
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Hans Henrik is the founder of the Danish Open Water Swimming Association and CPH Swim in Copenhagen, Denmark - but he has always thought of a problem that many swimmers have. Together with other passionate...
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Breathe In
Photos courtesy of Tzirú Pérez from the Pacific Ocean coast of Costa Rica . There are few sports where breathing is so important and such an integral part of the sport as [open water] swimming. Breathe poorly in turbulent water and swallow water occasionall...
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First There Were 6, Now There Are 12
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . With sunny weather predicted for the three-day weekend, there will undoubtedly be tens of thousands of people flocking to Huntington Beach, California. But there are reports of at least 12 denizens of the ...
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Mum's On MIMS
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . One of the most organized swims in the world is the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim . It requires at least 11 governmental authorizations and clearances from the U.S. Coast Guard, state government of New Yo...
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Swimming, Sailing On A Turkish Gulet
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . Strel Swimming Adventures is offering a Mediterranean Cruise to Turkey - Greece for open water swimmers on October 19th-26th. Borut Strel describes the sail as " the first trip of its kind in the blue and ...
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From Neoprene To Bioprene, From Alcatraz To Shore
Courtesy of WOWSA , Huntington Beach , California . 36 open water swimmers are entered in Saturday's 1.25-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco. Under the organization of Water World Swim , competitors will begin at Alc...
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169 people
MARIA PAOLA DELGADO ANDRADE's profile photo
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Niecia S.'s profile photo
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Michael Kenny's profile photo
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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
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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