Wind, Waves and Sunburn: A Brief History of Marathon Swimming is one of the most definitive works on marathon swimming
. Authored by Conrad Wennerberg
, the Chairman Emeritus of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
, the book covers many aspects of long distance swimming
with a particular emphasis on professional marathon swimmers
and many of the most famous marathon swims
from the 1920's to the 1960's. It was published in 1999 and is available in paperback.
Conrad Wennerberg was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1977 as an Honour Administrator. Over the course of his career, he swam over 12,874 km (8,000 miles) while training with his athletes, including Ted Erikson and Dennis Matuch.