Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia) – World Open Water Swimming Association

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About

Oussama Mellouli has proven himself to be one of the most versatile, powerful, graceful swimmers in the open water since Johnny Weissmuller in the 1920s. Similar to the famed Tarzan of yesteryear, Mellouli has demonstrated his speed, strength and stamina in both the pool and open water. A gold and bronze medalist in the 1500m in the pool in London and Beijing, the personable multi-lingual Tunisian was even more heroic in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Hyde Park. Mellouli was not afraid to take control of the race in the Serpentine despite his relative inexperience. He had sufficient confident in his training and racing strategy to bolt into the lead at key points during the 10K. And when he accelerated towards the end, there was no one in the world who could keep up. For his impressively fast Olympic 10K marathon performance, for his willingness to step out of his comfort zone in the pool and try open water swimming, for his daily sacrifices that ultimately led to his Olympic medals, Oussama Mellouli is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Date of Birth
16 Feb 1984

Height (cm)
192

Gender
Male

City and Country Of Residence
Southern California

Languages Spoken
Arabic, English, French

Name Of Coach
Dave Salo, Catherine Vogt

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia)

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The Prizes

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Gold – TRN Wetsuit

The TRN wetsuit is the ideal option for people who are taking their first steps in the world of open water. This wetsuit offers a mix of buoyancy and flexibility, which will make you feel comfortable and safe in your first sessions in the water.

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Silver – Open Water Backpack

The Openwater Backpack is ideal for transporting all your equipment to your outdoor and open water swimming outings. It has different compartments for you to organize your equipment. One is waterproof so you can store your swimming gear after using it.

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Bronze – Safety Buoy & Killa 180º Goggles

The new safety buoy will make you visible while swimming and offers a waterproof compartment to store your belongings while swimming. The Killa 180º Goggles provides ergonomic comfort and speed through the water whether training or racing.

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The Forever Swim

Dear Friends,

My new book, The Forever Swim, is now available and I am honored to giveaway 10 signed copies to lucky raffle winners. In it I tell the story of how I completed the Oceans Seven, but also how I, a hyperactive overweight boy from Mexico City, would chase an Olympic dream, attend Stanford, and wade into the tangled web of Mexican politics. The Forever Swim reminds readers that no dream, however bold, is ever out of reach, as long as we are willing to chase it down with relentless discipline and joy.

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