Courtesy of Karratha Water Polo Association, Karratha, Western Australia.

Before he served as the nexus of the open water swimming world, Ned Denison played water polo at the center of American water polo at the New York Athletic Club and the University of California Berkeley.

Other water polo players-turned-open water swimmers include Miquel Suñer (Spain), Adam Walker (Great Britain), Tom Burgess (Great Britain), Duke Kahanamoku (Hawaii) Johnny Weissmuller (USA), Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia), Toshio Tominaga (Japan), Mickey Helps (Great Britain), Jim Boucher (Great Britain), Niko Nestor (Macedonia), Bill Ireland (USA), Joseph Locke (USA), John Chung (USA), Doug Woodring (USA), Tracy Grilli (USA), Jim Anderson (USA), Samantha Sears (USA), Klaus Barth (Germany/USA), Ellery McGowan (Australia), Clark Bird (USA), Owen Hughes (Ireland), Ciaran Farrelly (Ireland), Tadhg Murphy (Ireland), Aindriu McGuigan (Ireland), Ronan Flood (Ireland), George Dunne (Ireland), John Reagan (USA), Vicko Šoljan (Yugoslavia & Croatia), Eilís Burns (Ireland), John Mix (USA), Tim Fitzpatrick (USA), Jay Peluso (USA), Dave Holscher (USA), Kerby Lewis (USA), Matt Judge (USA), Emre Erdogan (Turkey), Bill Leach (USA), Kevin Joyce (USA), Mark Bayliss (Great Britain), Roger Le Morvan (France), Ryan McDonald (USA), Nick Sullivan (USA), Melissa Karjala (USA), Kathleen Le (USA), Nick Burton (USA), Ryan Ballance (USA), Vicky Miller (Great Britain), Finbarr Hedderman (Ireland), Dave Scott (USA), Steven Munatones (USA), Éva Risztov (Hungary), and Ricardo Ratto (Brazil).

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