Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Jonathan Goldsmith is a model who is featured in “the world’s most interesting man” ad campaign that first began appearing in the United States in 2006. The fictional hero of the Most Interesting Man in the World Dos Equis beer campaign has a number of fanciful and fabricated talents

But in the real world, especially in the open water swimming world, there are real heroes and heroines who display their talents both on land and in the water. These are men and women who literally play with jellyfish as Pádraig Mallon did out in the ocean [see above].

Mallon and his colleagues in the open water swimming world like Adam Walker or Colin Hill, Henri Kaarma or Lewis Pugh, Otto Thaning or Phil White, Darren Miller or Doug Woodring, Ned Denison or Petar Stoychev, Ram Barkai or Matías Ola are all interesting men in the open water world would have outstanding talents and abilities; their characteristics would be superhuman in the advertising world, but they are in fact real-life heroes.

What can they do? What would they do in the Dos Equis advertising campaign?

Here is our guess:

Dolphins ask to draft off them…
Sharks worry about them…
Their Speedos are considered to be a small watercraft…
Michael Phelps thinks about retirement when they start to swim butterfly…
Their kick is measured in horsepower…
They can break open coconuts with their bare hands…
Their wake is the size of 6-foot waves…
They munch on jellyfish when they are stung…
The word hypothermia is not in their dictionary…
Their sunscreen stays on 3 days in the water…
They don’t need a tow-in when swimming in big wave surf spots
Their goggles can withstand the pressure of the Mariana Trench
Their ice swims are not considered extreme…
They consider a crossing of the English Channel to be simply a good warm-up…
They kayak with their bare hands…
They’ve got gills…
They can breach completely out of the water when they eggbeater
They can swallow gel packs whole during their feedings…
Portuguese call them men o war
Their marathon swims are measured in days…
They do flip turns on rock jetties
They never need GPS
Their blood has a hint of seaweed…
Their tears are made of salt water…
Mermaids flock to the shore when they near the water…
They call the Oceans Seven home…

…they are among the most interesting men in the open water swimming world and are real-life heroes not unlike Jonathan Goldsmith seen below.



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