Kurt Thiel, Open Water Maestro

Kurt Thiel, Open Water Maestro

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Kurt Thiel is one seriously-minded, seriously experienced kayaker and race director.

A navigator and Safety Officer and Air Crew Water Survival Instructor for the Advanced Arctic & Deep Water Survival at the United States Naval Schools Command, he is knowledgeable like few other open water swimming race directors.

A volunteer with USA Swimming and Potomac Valley Swimming, he has served as a Meet Director, referee, escort pilot, and Safety Chairperson, and coaches with Wave One Swimming.

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