Ferry Weertman, 2018 FINA Male Open Water Swimmer

Ferry Weertman, 2018 FINA Male Open Water Swimmer

Courtesy of FINA, China

Olympic and world champion Ferry Weertman won the FINA Male Open Water Swimmer 2018 Award as a result of outstanding performances at the LEN Championships in Scotland’s Loch Lomond and winning the 2018 FINA Marathon Swim World Series.

Weertman is powered by an intensity and laid-back passion that is unmistakable in the 26-year-old Dutchman.

Steven Munatones observes, “Ferry has both speed and stamina in abundance. These talents are based on a massive amount of fast training mileage both in the pool and open water. He not only sustains an incredible drive to continue realizing his athletic goals, but he also has a great personality and charisma to represent the sport in a responsible manner befitting a modern-day hero. Even with a giant target on his back at every race, Ferry won a wide variety of races from the RCP Tiburon Mile in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay to the FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series race in warm Qatar as well as the LEN Championship races in a wetsuit.”

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Steven Munatones