Massimo Giuliani Honored By The International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Massimo Giuliani Honored By The International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Massimo Giuliani Honored By The International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame

Courtesy of Ned Denison, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Piombino, Italy.

He is very organized. He is a strategic thinker. He not only grasps all the nuances and details of the sport and its top athletes, but he also continues to create an enjoyable ambiance of teamwork among the athletes.

Each of the Italian national team swimmers feel they are swimming on behalf of something more than themselves
,” recalls Steven Munatones about Massimo Giuliani, the long-time Italian national team coach and administrator. “His passion and work is one of the reasons why Team Italy has been among the best open water swimming nations over the past 25 years.”

Giuliani was elected as an Honor Contributor – Coach in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and will be honored as a member of the Class of 2020 in New York City on May 2nd 2020.

Ned Denison, chairperson of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, describes his career, “In 1985, Massimo became one of the youngest qualified swimming coaches in Italy. He taught and coached at his local swimming club in Piombino and became the Italian 25 km Team Coach for the 1994 FINA World Championship Team.

Massimo’s thirst for knowledge lead him to host teams from all over the world to learn and share knowledge. In 1995, he became the Italian Open Water Team Manager, a role he still holds in 2019. Under Massimo’s leadership, Italy has become a powerhouse of modern day competitive open water swimming.

Under Massimo’s guidance and leadership, Italian swimmers have won 17 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze medals at major international 10 km and 25 km events including the following:


Olympic Games
2008 – 4th by Valerio Cleri
2008 – 10th by Martina Grimaldi
2012 – bronze by Martina Grimaldi
2012 – 17th by Valerio Cleri
2016 – silver by Rachele Bruni
2016 – 6th by Simone Ruffini and 7th by Federico Vanelli

FINA World Championships
15 gold medals: 5 in the 5 km, 3 in the 10 km, 4 in the 25 km, 2 in the 5 km Mixed Team event, 1 in the 25 km Team event
14 silver medals: 4 in the 5 km, 6 in the 10 km, 4 in the 25 km
6 bronze medals: 8 in the 5 km, 3 in the 10 km, 5 in the 25 km
Italy won the Championships Trophy, the overall high point team score in 1998, 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2017

LEN European Championships
21 gold medals: 9 in the 5 km, 3 in the 10 km, 6 in the 25 km, 3 in the 5 km Mixed Team event
10 silver medals: 4 in the 5 km, 4 in the 10 km, 2 in the 25 km
21 bronze medals: 11 in the 5 km, 3 in the 10 km, 7 in the 25 km
Overall high point team score in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016

Massimo has continued to share his knowledge not only with the coaches and swim instructors of Italy, but also across Europe. He is also an expert in water safety for open water events and lifesaving. Massimo was also the President of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2012 Piombino European Open Water Swimming Championships and President of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2016 Piombino European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.”

==Italian==

Nel 1985 Massimo Giuliani divenne uno dei più giovani allenatori qualificati di nuoto in Italia. Ha insegnato e allenato nel suo locale club di nuoto a Piombino ed è diventato l’allenatore della squadra italiana di 25 km per la squadra del Campionato mondiale FINA del 1994.

La sete di conoscenza di Massimo lo porta ad ospitare team da tutto il mondo per apprendere e condividere conoscenze. Nel 1995 è diventato il Team Manager Open Water italiano, un ruolo che ricopre ancora nel 2019. Sotto la guida di Massimo, l’Italia è diventata una moderna potenza del nuoto in acque libere.

Sotto la guida e leadership di Massimo, l’Italia ha vinto 17 medaglie d’oro, 17 d’argento e 19 di bronzo in importanti eventi internazionali da 10 e 25 km:

Olimpiadi
2008 – 4° – Valerio Cleri e 10° – Martina Grimaldi
2012 – Bronzo – Martina Grimaldi e 17° – Valerio Cleri
2016 – Argento – Rachele Bruni e 6° – Simone Ruffini, 7° Federico Vanelli

Campionati mondiali di FINA
15 medaglie d’oro (5 – 5 km, 3 – 10 km, 4 – 25 km, 2 – 5 km Evento squadra mista, 1 – 25 km Evento squadra)
14 medaglie d’argento (4 – 5 km, 6 – 10 km, 4 – 25 km)
6 medaglie di bronzo (8 – 5 km, 3 – 10 km e 5 – 25 km)
L’Italia ha vinto il punteggio totale (1998, 2002, 2009, 2010 e 2017)

Campionati Europei LEN
21 medaglie d’oro (9 – 5 km, 3 – 10 km, 6 – 25 km, 3 – 5 km evento a squadre miste)
10 medaglie d’argento (4 – 5 km, 4 – 10 km, 2 – 25 km)
21 medaglie di bronzo (11 – 5 km, 3 – 10 km, 7 – 25 km)
L’Italia ha conquistato il Overall Point Score nel 1998, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016

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