WOWSA Man of the Year Nominee  Salvatore Cimmino (Italy) – Champion of the Disabled

WOWSA Man of the Year Nominee Salvatore Cimmino (Italy) – Champion of the Disabled

Salvatore Cimmino is swimming in the Seas of the Globe in order to raise awareness about physical disabilities.  

After getting his leg amputated at the age of 15, he turned to swimming for therapeutic reasons.  His therapy has now transformed to a passion that drives him around the world.  His Swimming in the Seas of the Globe (A Nuoto nei Mari del Globo) continues to surprise and motivate both disabled and able-bodied people of all ages. 

In addition to swims in Israel and Italy, Salvatore swam 42K in Argentina, 20K in Canada and was the first disabled person to swim across the Cook Strait in New Zealand.  His updates in English and Italian are riveting with emotion and technical with details of his exploits.  He shows people what is possible and inspires people to dream big.  His unselfishness enables people to learn about the difficulties that people with disabilities face every day.  His swims enable others to obtain prosthetic aids and to remove architectural barriers.  For his efforts to help others achieve full integration into society, Salvatore Cimmino is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

For more information on Salvatore Cimmino, visit here.


WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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Steven Munatones