Open Water Swimming Book: People, Events And Places

Open Water Swimming Book: People, Events And Places

Steven Munatones‘ new comprehensive book on open water swimming, published by Human Kinetics, is coming out this summer.

In a comprehensive, insider’s view of the sport, he describes everything from short-distance races and triathlon swim legs to solo channel attempts and extreme swims. He covers the wide expanse of the sport with details, technical explanations and unprecedented research.

The book mentions numerous swimmers, pilots, coaches, administrators and personalities in the sport, each of whom has played an indelible and unforgettable role in the development of open water swimming.

These individuals include Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist Maarten van der Weijden on the cover, triathlon star John Flanagan writing the foreword and Olympic multiple gold medalist and famed waterman Aaron Peirsol providing quotes.

Other individuals in the book include:

Captain Matthew Webb, Commander Gerald Forsberg, Abdel Latif Abou-Heif, John Kinsella, Paul Asmuth, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist Larisa Ilchenko, Lynne Cox, Lewis Pugh, Jon Erikson, Dr. Penny Lee Dean, Philip Rush, Petar Stoychev, Diana Nyad, Susie Maroney, David Meca, Skip Storch, John Wooden (UCLA basketball coach), Jim Cotton, John Collins, Walt Disney, Alexander Popov, Stuart Evans, Ted Erikson, Sir Francis Beaufort, Tim Johnson, Yvetta Hlaváčová, Chad Hundeby, Yuri Kudinov, Jim Barber, Bryan Boggs, George Young, Professor Robert Merton, Keo Nakama, Dara Torres, Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas, Melissa Gorman, Brendan Capell, Ekaterina Seliverstova, Eva Fabian, Bob Placak, Chloe Sutton, Gertrude Ederle, Keri-anne Payne, Thomas Lurz, Yaghan people, Greta Andersen, Marcos Díaz, Natalie Du Toit,

Places, organizations and events mentioned in the book include:

Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, Polar Bear Swims, FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, UANA (Unión Americana de Natación), Ligue Européenne de Natation for the European continent (LEN), Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, Channel Swimming Association, British Long Distance Swimming Association, Irish Long Distance Swimming Association, Gibraltar Strait Swimming Association, Cape Long Distance Swimming Association, Solo Swims of Ontario, Japan International Open Water Swimming Association, River and Lake Swimming Association, Outdoor Swimming Society, Vancouver Open Water Swim Association, International Open Water Swimming Association, Stage Open Water Swimming Association, World Open Water Swimming Association, NYC Swim, USA Swimming, U.S. Masters Swimming, Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, American Swimming Association, New England Marathon Swimming Association, Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association, Great Lakes Open Water Swimming Series, English Channel, 1896 Athens Olympics, 1900 Paris Olympics, 1904 St. Louis Olympics, Paralympics, Special Olympics, Pennock Island Challenge, Alcatraz Island Swim, Swim Around Key West, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, Maui Channel Swim, Lake Taupo, Camlough Lake, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, Great Swim Series, Swim Across America, FINA World Open Water Swimming Grand Prix, FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup, La Jolla Rough Water Swim, Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival, Midmar Mile, Lake Windermere, Vansbrosimningen, Sea of Galilee Swim, Bosphorus Swim, Rottnest Channel Swim, Lorne Pier-to-Pub Swim, Cole Classic, West Africa, South Pacific, Caribbean Sea, Bering Strait, North Pole, Antarctica, Bahamas, Florida, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel, Mississippi River, California, Hawaii, Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Ironman Triathlon, Waikiki Swim Club, Mid-Pacific Road Runners, Around Oahu Bike Race, Honolulu Marathon, San Francisco, Boston, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Maui, Lake Michigan, Alaska, Arizona, Croatia, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Johannesburg, Rottnest Channel Swim, Perth, Waikiki Beach, Big Shoulders, San Diego, RCP Tiburon Mile, Cascade Lakes Swim Series & Festival, Xstrata Nickel Swim Thru Perth, Peter Pan Cup Christmas Morning Handicap Swim, Winter Swimming Championships, Lorne Pier-to-Pub Swim, Damme-Brugge Open Water Swim, Tour of the Buoys, Highlands Lake Challenge, Trans Tahoe Relay, Lake Tahoe, Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Swim Miami, Little Red Lighthouse Swim, Hudson River, Swim Around the Rock, Long Island Sound, Bonaire EcoSwim, Cadiz Freedom Swim, Robben Island, St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, U.S. Virgin Islands, Acapulco International Swim, Distance Swim Challenge, Clean Half Marathon Swim, King of the Sea Challenge, Rio de Janeiro, Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Boston Light Swim, St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s SWIM Across the Sound, Maratón Acuático Rio Coronda, Sumidero Canyon Swimming Marathon, Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, Capri Island, Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean, Fiji Swims, Kalamata – Koroni Long-Distance Swim, Messiniakos Gulf, International Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim, Lake Zurich, Ocean’s Seven, North Channel, Cook Strait, Tsugaru Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Kaiwi Channel, Strait of Dover, Shakespeare Beach, Dover, Calais, Santa Catalina Island, Emerald Bay, Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim, Hokkaido, Pacific Ocean, Morocco, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Punta Oliveros, Punta Cires, Tarifa Island, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico Coast, Hyde Park, 2012 London Olympics, Copacabana Beach, 2016 Rio Olympics, 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 1967 Pan American Games, Tierra del Fuego, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, Outdoor Swimming Society, Swim Trek, Water World Swim, Wild Swimming, Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival, Kwazulu Natal, Vansbrosimningen, Bosphorus International Swim, Istanbul Strait, Black Sea, Lorne Pier to Pub, Cottesloe Beach, Rei e Rainha do Mar Desafio, Navia’s Downstream Swim (Descenso a Nado de la Ria de Navia), Navia River, Asturias, Acapulco 5K International Swim, Bermuda Round the Sound Swim, Harrington Sound, Palmetto Bay, Round Christiansborg Swim, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jarak-Šabac Swim Marathon, Serbia, La Traversée International du lac Memphrémagog, Lac Memphrémagog, Clean Half Marathon Swimming Open Water Relay, Hong Kong Bay, Fiji Swims, Treasure Island, Beachcomber Island, Galata-Varna Swimming Marathon, Black Sea, Bulgaria, Harbour Crossing, Capital Classic, Corsair Classic, Mt Maunganui, King of the Bays, Flowers Sea Swim, Seven-Mile Beach, Cayman Islands, Sandycove Island Challenge Race, Kinsale, Lange Afstandzwemwedstrijd Sluis, Canal Hoeke, Traversata dello Stretto, Strait of Messina, Sicily, Gozo-Malta Open Water Channel Race, Ras il-Qala, Marfa, Malta, The Bay Challenge, Sandy Cove, Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Balaton Átúszás and Lake Balaton.

To pre-order the book, go to Human Kinetics.

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