Steven Munatones

Steven Munatones

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Role in Swimming Community

Swimmer
Coach
Official
Observer
Race Director
Promoter
Kayaker
Paddler

Special Honors

Hall of Famer

Awards & Accomplishments

1982 State of California Letter of Commendation for creation of the Citrus Corps
1984 recipient of Harvard University's John B. Imrie Award given to "an individual whose interests are not bounded by academic or institutional structures. A joyous, deeply-rooted affirmation of life, disdain for the purely conventional; a love of adventure, and desire to learn by experiencing; the ability to respond creatively to difficult situations: these are the qualities which John Imrie exemplified through his actions, and which we feel represent a style of life that will forever be worthy of recognition.”
2001 recipient of the Open Water Swimming Committee award from USA Swimming
2002 inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2001
2005 recipient of the Open Water Swimming Committee award from USA Swimming
2007 recipient of the USA Swimming Glen S. Hummer Award
2007 recipient of the Open Water Swimming Committee award from USA Swimming
2010 recipient of the Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame
2010 recipient of the Glen S. Hummer Award from USA Swimming
2016 recipient of the Poseidon Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame
2018 member of the Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame member
2018 Honor Contributor - Media of the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2019
Between 2010 and 2016, he served as its Chief Administrator and a voting member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
He compiled a vast amount of historical information on the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees and created its first website (www.imshof.org)

Description

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.

Advisory Roles

Aquatic Career

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:

Coaching Experience

Writing Career

Administration

Guinness World Records

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.

Films and Television

Location

North America

Gender

Male

Photos

Videos

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