Damián Blaum (Argentina) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Olympian and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Damián Blaum created a comprehensive 8-week Spanish-language online education program covering open water swimming.


Damián Blaum, who has won 31 FINA medals over his prolific swimming career and competed in every kind of venue and conditions, created and taught Jornadas de Formación en Aguas Abiertas, a virtual educational curriculum of open water swimming with the goal to improve the competitive capacities of the coaches, trainers, teachers, and athletes.

Why it was nominated

In addition to the competitors and coaches, fans of open water swimming are offered new resources and online tools to learn more about and enjoy open water swimming from an athlete who has experienced the best and worse racing conditions during his career.




Man of the Year


Damián Blaum

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