Steven Muñatones is an American water polo player and competitive pool and open water swimmer from Huntington Beach, California who has spent his life in the open water as an athlete, coach, administrator, writer, race director, kayaker, paddler, official, observer, author, lifeguard, reporter, Olympic commentator, aquapreneur, and adviser in the the sport of open water swimming.
In addition to founding the World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Oceans Seven, WOWSA Awards and Openwaterpedia, he founded KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Foundation and serves as an ambassador for the American Heart Association. He has written 19,921 articles on open water swimming, water polo and KAATSU.
In addition to a decade of playing water polo including a member of the USA Water Polo Junior Development Team and the All-East Team at 2 National Sports Festivals, Munatones has completed several open water swim including:
He established a partnership between the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) and the Guinness World Records (GWR) where WOWSA serves as GWR’s advisor on open water swimming records and information regarding the sport. WOWSA and GWR support the open water swimming community to verify and celebrate the most significant superlative achievements in this wide-ranging series of open water disciplines.
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