Simon Griffiths (Great Britain) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Simon Griffiths finished his 10th year in executing his vision for promoting open water swimming via the Outdoor Swimmer Magazine.


Simon Griffiths finished a decade as the publisher of Outdoor Swimmer, the world’s first and only printed magazine fully dedicated to open water swimming. He is relentless in his appreciation for the sport: as a lifestyle, as a healthful exercise and competition that challenges the mind and body, as an activity that is shared with a profound level of camaraderie that crosses borders, ages, abilities, and cultures.

Why he was nominated

For identifying a vacuum in the open water swimming market, for providing and packaging an authoritative magazine, and for constantly promoting the niche disciplines of open water swimming in an entertaining, informative bundle – sometimes from the first-person perspective – on a monthly basis.


Great Britain


Man of the Year


Simon Griffiths

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  • cazalfarrow



    Simon has been leading from the front promoting open water swimming and in creating a large community of happy and healthy swimmers. He should definitely be WOWSA Man of the Year!

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