Damián Blaum

Damián Blaum

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Damián Blaum (born 11 June 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Olympic open water swimmer and professional marathon swimmer from Argentina. Blaum swam for Argentina at the 2008 Olympics where he finished 24th in the Men’s 10 km marathon swimming event. He won the 2013 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuit and was nominated as the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year. He is married to fellow professional marathon swimmer Esther Nuñez Morera who is also an Honour Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.


Marathon Swimming Career


2019 FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series Top 6 Rankings

1. Evgenij Pop Acev (North Macedonia) 356 points

2. Edoardo Stochino (Italy) 348 points

3. Francesco Ghettini (Italy) 312 points

4. Damián Blaum (Argentina) 303 points

5. Matias Diaz Hernandez (Argentina) 285 points

6. Aquiles Balaudo (Argentina) 253 points


FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix

Blaum has been the runner-up in the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional circuit four times (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012) and won the overall title in 2013. His victory in 2013 led to a nomination for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.


2013 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Rankings

1. Damián Blaum (ARG) 62 points in 8 races

2. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 61 points in 8 races

3. Simone Ercoli (ITA) 53 points


2012 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix Rankings

1. Trent Grimsey (AUS) 95 points in 5 races

2. Damián Blaum (ARG) 71 points in 7 races

3. Andrea Volpini (ITA) 45 points in 7 races

4. Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD) 45 points in 6 races

5. Edoardo Stochino (ITA) 37 points in 5 races

6. Guillermo Bertola (ARG) 27 points in 4 races

7. Anton Pilipas (RUS) 14 points in 4 races


Marathon Swimming Career


Damián Blaum Crossing Río de la Plata

On 17 February 2018, Damián Blaum completed his second crossing attempt of the 42 km across Río de la Plata between Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay and Punta Lara in Argentina, finishing in 9 hours 6 minutes.


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