Core Strength Is Key In Marathon Swimming

Courtesy of Marathon Swimmers Federation.

Anthony McCarley was the first swimmer to document a marathon swim by the Marathon Swimmers Federation in 2014 with his unprecedented 11.3 km crossing of the Pillsbury Sound between St. John and St. Thomas in the Caribbean Sea.

A motivational speaker and strategic thinker for corporations and organizations, McCarley has been giving back to the sport through various means ever since. He was announced as one of the members of the MSF Core Group, a prestigious group of swimmers that will be responsible for overseeing standards and policies for Marathon Swimmers Federation projects. The group includes David Barra, Caroline Block, Elaine Kornbau Howley, Andrew Malinak, McCarley, Evan Morrison, Emma Radford, and Sarah Thomas [see below].

McCarley explains his role, “From creating standards, to documentation, to record keeping, to community creating, I consider MSF the global leader for marathon swimming. It is an honor and privilege to be asked to give back to the sport that has given so much to me. I hope that I can live up to the historical contributions of those who have volunteered to help our sport by helping MSF.”

Some members have described their careers, mindset and challenges in recent WOWSA Live interviews:

For more information, visit marathonswimmers.org.

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