Antonio Argüelles On This Week’s WOWSA Live

Courtesy of WOWSA Live, Huntington Beach, California.

WOWSA Live will feature one of the most remarkable men in the open water swimming community. His aquatic dreams took him from Mexico City to his formative years at Stanford University and, much later, to an Oceans Seven achievement. From every perspective, Mexico’s Antonio Argüelles is an impressive icon and a two-time World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year (2015 and 2017).

WOWSA Live is a weekly one-hour online interview series that focuses on sharing the lifestyles, backgrounds and mindsets of luminaries in the open water swimming world.

Previously, WOWSA Live interviewed Greta Andersen, Philip Rush, Dr. Penny Dean, Natalie du Toit, Ted Erikson, and Kevin Murphy, and many others.

In the current era when more and more people are working, studying and spending time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is going to be enjoyable to learn about the lives of people like Antonio. His charisma is such a joy to observe and be around. It is going to be an honor and so enjoyable to co-host with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison,” said Steven Munatones.

His life reads like an adventure novel; his story could be made into a movie: a young charismatic boy from Mexico with an entrepreneurial talent finds his way to the halls of Stanford University in search of going to the Olympics. But his aquatic dreams are put on hold – temporarily – as he ventures out in the world and eventually finds success back to Mexico. In his book, Travesía Interminable, or The Forever Swim in English, describes both his successes and the largely unseen obstacles that he first had to overcome. He will share his inner thoughts, worries and challenges in his normally colorful, goal-setting way.”

Zoom is the platform in which Denison and Munatones will interview Antonio and other luminaries from the open water niches of ice swimming, marathon swimming, channel swimming, stage swimming, wild swimming, competitive professional racing, high-altitude swimming, and swimming holidays from around the world.

The WOWSA Live program will begin on April 1st with Pádraig Mallon and will continue next week with America’s two-time Olympic 10K marathon swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky and his two-time USA Olympic team coach Dave Kelsheimer at the same regular time: 7:00 am California time and 3:00 pm GMT. But even if people do not have an opportunity to listen in live, the program will be saved and archived for their listening pleasure.

Listeners can also ask question live to the guests on the Zoom remote conferencing platform.

During WOWSA Live, anyone can listen to the interviewees like Argüelles, Mallon, Wilimovsky and Kelsheimer.

This week’s WOWSA Live will feature guest Pádraig Mallon who is a North Channel escort pilot, an ice swimmer, the world’s first Iron Ice Man, and a marathon swimmer who created the Step Out Of The Ordinary Blue Letter Campaign that was voted as the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. He also runs Infinity Channel Swimming and was selected as one of the World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men – as was Argüelles.

To join this week’s WOWSA Live and virtually meet Irishman Padráig Mallon, visit Zoom Meeting here (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2827965029).

This week’s WOWSA Live on April 3rd will feature Mexico’s Argüelles while April 6th’s Open Water Monday will feature Wilimovsky and Kelsheimer.

Questions on WOWSA Live? Email Steven Munatones at [email protected]

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