Simon Murie keeps bringing the challenge and allure of the
open water swimming world closer to its growing community.
With the aim
of introducing open water to experienced and inexperienced swimmers in a safe
yet challenging environment, he organizes hundreds of weekend and week-long
tours and training camps around the world. Thousands of people improve
themselves as swimmers as a result including over 70 individuals who
have graduated from his training camps in Malta with a successful English
Channel solo swim to their name.
The joy and excitement that Simon has enabled is a dream come true for many, from the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the cross-continental challenge of the Hellespont.
The personable aquapreneur organized and specialist
and bespoke charity events like Cancer Research’s “The Swim” where celebrities
and experienced open water swimmers lent their names and reputations to raise
significant amounts of money for good causes. His vision, energy, enthusiasm
and organization are all reasons why Simon Murie is a worthy nominee for the2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
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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