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.

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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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