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Bruckner Chase

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Bruckner Chase is host of the Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Film Series, a series of educational documentaries to inform and protect coastal communities produced by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Today
Bruckner Chase, surf lifesaving competitor and event director for Red Bull International
The Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association
Bruckner Chase- and Michelle Evans-Chase-managed Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival received nomination to the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
The Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival was nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category
Bruckner Chase, founder and race director of the Surf Lifesaving Sports Festival In Beesley's Point, New Jersey
Waterman Bruckner Chase, an American Adventure swimmer, ocean advocate, and founder of the Ocean City Swim Club
Bruckner Chase, Environmentalist and Ocean Waterman
Bruckner Chase, Uila O Le Sami
John Mix, Bruckner Chase and Tammy Choy at the FINIS-sponsored Monterey Beach SportsFest in Monterey Bay, California

Bruckner Chase, also known as Uila O Le Sami in American Samoa, is an environmentalist, adventure swimmer, ocean advocate, marathon swimmer, coach, speaker and writer who works closely with his wife Michelle Evans-Chase on a number of ocean awareness initiatives. He founded Ocean City Swim Club where he collaborates with his wife and fellow ocean swimmer Michelle Evans-Chase.

Endurance Athlete

His endurance career began in the early 1980's, and he competed his first Ironman distance triathlon in 1985 at the age of 19. He completed his latest marathon ocean event in Australia at the 2014 41.4 km Coolangatta Gold Ironman race. Those early forays into endorphin nirvana led to a life long passion for discovering his own potential while encourage others to discover their own.

Event Organization

His latest work includes both the Red Bull Surf and Rescue event in Atlantic City and the Surf Lifesaving Sports Festival in Beesley's Point, both in New Jersey. He also organizes ocean swimming workouts under the Ocean City Swim Club brand.

Amerika Samoa

Chase was formally given the title of Uila O Le Sami in American Samoa by the High Talking Chief of the village Aunu'u in May 2011 during a blessing and ceremony on the island moments before he began an unprecedented 9-mile crossing from Aunu'u Island to Pago Pago, the main island of American Samoa.

He created the innovative 2Samoas/1Ocean curriculum including the Toa o le Tai program together with his wife Michelle Evans-Chase, Ph.D. and participates in ocean swims, marathon swims, channel swims, lifeguard competitions, paddle board races, and waterman events like the John T. Goudy Memorial Rescue Races. He also runs the prone paddle boarding program in Upper Township, New Jersey for individuals with spinal injuries.

Toa o le Tai ® - Surf Life Saving Sports & Jr Guard Training

Chase is the co-founder of the Toa o le Tai ® - Surf Life Saving Sports & Jr Guard Training program in Camden, New Jersey, together with his wife Dr. Michelle Evans-Chase.

BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way

As a filmmaker, he created BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way about his ocean advocacy programs in Amerika Samoa. The film was accepted into the 2014 Beneath the Waves Film Festival and is nominated for the 2014 WOWSA Awards' World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Its nomination reads, "When a community and culture has entwined itself with the ocean environment for over 4,000 years, there is much for outsiders and the younger generations to learn and appreciate. Bruckner Chase, working with a U.S. government grant along with local authorities and community leaders in Amerika Samoa, captured the essence of how the locals in the South Pacific island nation interact with their surrounding ocean with a fascinating documentary film. Motivational and educational, humbling and introspective, BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa-Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way is a film that re-energizes the next generation to learn and carry on the great oceanic traditions of the Samoan people. For highlighting the ways of local watermen, for establishing a curriculum infused with the Samoan DNA with contemporary thought, for documenting a lifestyle and mindset oriented at oneness with the marine environment, Bruckner Chase’s BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa -Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program

Becky McGill, Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase are the principals with the Ocean Swimming & Prone Paddleboarding program for Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries together with the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, and the City of Upper Township. They help individuals with spinal cord injuries learn how to move through the water and guides open water prone paddleboarding and swimming sessions. This Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program is a nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Chase Challenge

The Chase Challenge is an open water swimming race at the Monterey Beach SportsFest on 4 October 2014 in Monterey, California named after Chase. The Monterey Beach SportsFest includes 0.5-mile, 1-mile and 2.5-mile ocean swims. Any swimmer that takes part in all three swim distances is eligible for to win the Chase Challenge award.

Legion of Ocean Heroes

Chase also created the Legion of Ocean Heroes program. The Legion of Ocean Heroes are patrons who create a supplemental, financial support system that enables the Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc. to pursue its mission to positively impact how individuals feel, think and act towards the oceans, through myriad activities from aquatic expeditions to ocean conservation programs. The Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc. is a non-profit corporation.

  • Ocean Heroes who contribute US$5 or more per month receive a Legion of Ocean Heroes keychain / dog tag.
  • Ocean Heroes who contribute US$25 per month receive a hand-painted Samoan tapas print.
  • Ocean Heroes who contribute US$50 - $100 per month receive one of two sized Samoan ‘Ava bowls or a unique piece from South Jersey artist and surfer, David Macomber of www.sharksugar.com.
  • Ocean Heroes who contribute US$500 per month receive a unique hand-crafted ceremonial piece from American Samoa.
  • Ocean Heroes who contribute US$1,000 per month become a patron who enables an American Samoa Ocean Hero to visit the East Coast to further their training as a lifeguard or budding ocean scientist.

Biography

Chase holds a degree in Exercise Science from Rice University and has been a personal trainer and swim coach at the age group, high school and Masters levels. As an ocean lifeguard swim instructor, he works with South Jersey beach patrols as well as Coast Guard rescue swimmers.

In an effort to raise the Ocean Consciousness of the Ocean City community, Chase and his wife Michelle founded the Ocean City Swim Club to create opportunities for others to discover a place in the ocean while at the same time gaining an understanding of how our lives on land are intimately connected to the seas.

In three decades of endurance pursuits, Chase has competed as a professional triathlete and an ultra-distance runner even finishing the Vermont 100 mile endurance run in 1998.

More recently, Chase has redirected his endurance pursuits to the ocean as a waterman and marathon swimmer and started an innovative educational program in American Samoa. As committed as he is to discovering his own potential in the water, Chase is more passionate about raising awareness of the impact we all have on the oceans. Through endurance pursuits, writing and speaking Bruckner is committed to Changing How We Feel and Think About the Oceans. He was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and also helped the organization of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece where he continues to support and introduce open water swimming to intellectually disabled individuals.

Special Olympics World Summer Games

The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year:

Ocean Safe with Bruckner Chase

He is the host of Ocean Safe with Bruckner Chase, produced and filmed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as an ocean and beach educational safety series.

Open Water Wednesday Interview


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2020 WOWSA Awards

NOAA National Weather Service "Wave Safe With Bruckner Chase" Series was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year with the following nomination: Beach goers know they must be safe around the coastal shorelines, but few people teach others what to specifically look for and know how to react in emergency or unexpected situations. Bruckner Chase and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration creatively stepped into this vacuum of information and produced the NOAA National Weather Service "Wave Safe With Bruckner Chase" Series. This groundbreaking series of demographically and geographically specific videos offers a plethora of visual assets and educational materials that is easy to understand and remember. For addressing specific hazards and risk factors along the coasts of American East Coast, the American Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Hawaii and American Samoa, for sharing and teaching actions that people can take and specific behaviors that people can adapt, and for taking a lifetime of experiences as a lifeguard and ocean athlete and transforming them to an impactful series of short educational videos that can literally save lives and empower people at the shore to make good choices for themselves and others, the NOAA National Weather Service "Wave Safe With Bruckner Chase" Series is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The Toa o le Tai program was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award. Its World Open Water Swimming Association nomination reads,"4,000-year ocean history of American Samoa has been embraced to lead the community's youth into the ocean as open water swimmers under the inspirational leadership, vision and aquapreneurship of Bruckner and Michelle Chase. Their Toa o le Tai (Ocean Hero) program, created based on a request by Governor Togiola T. A Tulafono and funded by a grant from the American Samoa Department of Commerce, is an innovative approach to creating proficient swimmers and ocean athletes capable of protecting themselves, their community and their oceans by instilling in them the strength to act, the passion to care and the vision to inspire. For its unique educational curriculum for adolescent and young adult students that involves hands-on training in the ocean, for its inspiration to the people with deep ties to the ocean, for its idealistic model as an educational tool to inspire the next generation of watermen and women, Toa o le Tai is a worthy nominee for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

Becky McGill, Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase are the principals with the Ocean Swimming & Prone Paddleboarding program for Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries together with the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, and the City of Upper Township. They help individuals with spinal cord injuries learn how to move through the water and guides open water prone paddleboarding and swimming sessions. This Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program is a nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination

"When a community and culture has entwined itself with the ocean environment for over 4,000 years, there is much for outsiders and the younger generations to learn and appreciate. Bruckner Chase, working with a U.S. government grant along with local authorities and community leaders in Amerika Samoa, captured the essence of how the locals in the South Pacific island nation interact with their surrounding ocean with a fascinating documentary film. Motivational and educational, humbling and introspective, BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa-Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way is a film that re-energizes the next generation to learn and carry on the great oceanic traditions of the Samoan people. For highlighting the ways of local watermen, for establishing a curriculum infused with the Samoan DNA with contemporary thought, for documenting a lifestyle and mindset oriented at oneness with the marine environment, Bruckner Chase’s BlueJourney-Amerika Samoa - Stronger Together: The Waterman's Way is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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Adventures

Marathon & Open Water Swimming:

  • Trans Tahoe Relay (Solo), 12 miles - 2004, 2004
  • Santa Cruz Pier to Pier, 10k - 2004, 2005
  • Length of Lake Tahoe Swim, 22.5 miles - 2005
  • English Channel Attempt (Aborted) - 2006
  • Atlantic City Around the Island Swim, 22.5 miles - 2006
  • Lake George Marathon, 26 miles - 2006
  • Ketchikan, Alaska Pennock Island Challenge, 8.2 miles - 2006, 2008
  • Catalina Channel Attempt (Aborted) - 2006
  • Ocean City Island Swim, 19.6 miles - 2006
  • Strathmere Island Swim, 18 miles - 2009
  • Monterey Bay Solo Crossing, 24 miles {Aborted @ 10.5 miles} - 2009
  • Monterey Bay Adventure Swim Crossing, 28 miles - 2010
  • Aquarius Adventure Swim, Key Largo, FL, 8 miles - 2010

Ultradistance & Marathon Running:

  • Mountain Masochist Trail Run, 50+ miles - 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Bull Run Run, 50 miles - 1995
  • Pine Mountain Georgia Trail Run, 46 miles - 1996
  • Vermont Endurance Run, 100 miles - 1998 Big M Melbourne Marathon (Australia) - 1982
  • Memphis Fed Ex Marathon - 1984, '94, '99
  • Columbus Marathon - 2001

Triathlons:

  • Mightymite Sprint Triathlon, Arizona (Sprint distance) - 1984, '85, '86
  • Bud Light Hilton Head National Championships (International distance) - 1985
  • Bud Light Endurance National Championships (Ironman distance) - 1985, '86, '86
  • Memphis in May Triathlon (International distance) - 1985, '86, '86, '88, '89
  • President's Triathlon Dallas (Half Ironman distance) - 1986
  • USTS Houston (International distance) - 1986
  • Gulf Coast Triathlon (Half Ironman distance) - 1986
  • YA Tittle Triathlon (Sprint distance) 1990, '91 (2x Overall winner)
  • Great Floridian Triathlon (Ironman distance) - 1991
  • Wendy's Triathlon (Sprint distance) - 2001

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine - Professional Member
  • Longport Beach Patrol - Swim Instructor
  • Upper Township Beach Patrol - Swim Instructor
  • United States Lifesaving Association - Professional Member
  • Dolphin Club of San Francisco
  • Ocean City Swim Club - Founder & Coach
  • United States Masters Swimming
  • United State Swimming

Professional

  • Strategic Development Consultant - CHASE Solutions, LLC: Helping bridge the gap between vision and implementation in commercial, retail and restaurant operations, construction and facilities management; Retail and commercial consulting services focused on creative solutions to enhance operations, design and profitability
  • Editor, Swimming and Ocean Sports - Liberty Sports Magazine - an independent endurance and multisport focused magazine serving the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware region with a circulation of over 45,000
  • Swim Coach and Program Consultant - City of Ocean City
  • Swim Instructor - Upper Township and Longport Beach Patrols

Education & Certifications

  • BA, Exercise Science - Rice University
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Ocean Lifeguard - South Jersey Chief's Association

Additional Resources:

  • National Marine Sanctuaries | Seafood Watch

World Open Water Swimming Awards Voting

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2014 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men

Chase was named to the 2014 list of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men determined by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The honorees are presented alphabetically by their last name.

1. Nick Adams, channel/marathon swimmer from England
2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González from Mexico
4. Cyril Baldock, marathon/channel swimmer from Australia
4. Peter Bales, escort pilot in Cape Town, South Africa
5. Ram Barkai, ice swimmer from South Africa
6. Nejib Belhedi, marathon/stage swimmer from Tunisia
6. Vito Bialla, escort pilot of the Farallon Islands, California, USA
8. Alexander Brylin, channel ice swimmer from Russia
9. Bruckner Chase, marathon/extreme swimmer from California, USA
10. Andrew Chin, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
11. Salvatore Cimmino, amputee/marathon swimmer from Italy
12. Phil Cutti, extreme/relay swimmer from California, USA
14. Ned Denison, marathon/ice swimmer from Ireland
14. Marcos Díaz, marathon/adventure/charity swimmer from the Dominican Republic
15. Craig Dietz, open water swimmer from Pennsylvania, USA
16. Ted Erikson, channel/marathon/professional swimmer from Illinois, USA
16. Sylvain Estadieu, marathon/channel/butterfly swimmer from France
18. Christopher Green, marathon swimmer from England
19. Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, escort pilot/governing body president from Spain
20. Colin Hill, ice/channel swimmer and event director from England
21. Henri Kaarma, ice swimmer from Estonia
22. Craig Lenning, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Colorado, USA
24. Joseph Locke, marathon/channel swimmer from California, USA
24. Pádraig Mallon, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Ireland
25. Vojislav Mijić, marathon swimmer/event director from Serbia
26. Darren Miller, Oceans Seven swimmer and event director from Pennsylvania, USA
26. Kevin Murphy, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
28. Forrest Nelson, marathon/channel swimmer and governing body president from California, USA
29. Matías Ola, ice/extreme swimmer from Argentina
40. Michael Oram, renowned escort pilot in the English Channel
41. Kieron Palframan, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
42. Jamie Patrick, marathon/extreme swimmer from California, USA
44. James Pittar, blind marathon/channel/extreme swimmer from Australia
44. Claudio Plit, marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Argentina
45. Dan Projansky, marathon/extreme swimmer from Illinois, USA
46. Lewis Pugh OIG, endurance swimmer/ocean advocate from UK
46. Michael Read MBE, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
48. Stephen Redmond, Oceans Seven swimmer from Ireland
49. Philip Rush, marathon/channel/professional swimmer and Cook Strait escort from New Zealand
40. Mike Spalding, channel/marathon swimmer from Hawaii, USA
41. Petar Stoychev, marathon/channel/Olympic swimmer from Bulgaria
42. Ryan Stramrood, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
44. Martin Strel, marathon/stage swimmer from Slovenia
44. Dr. Otto Thaning, channel/marathon swimmer from South Africa
45. Toks Viviers, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
46. Adam Walker, Oceans Seven swimmer and coach from England
46. Christof Wandratsch, ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Germany
48. Brenton Williams, butterfly/ocean swimmer from South Africa [in photo above by Clive Wright]
49. Theodore Yach, marathon/channel swimmer from Cape Town, South Africa
50. John York, marathon/channel swimmer from California, USA

Greatest Watermen in Open Water Swimming History

He was named as one of the Greatest Watermen in Open Water Swimming History by the World Open Water Swimming Association in 2015:

1. Zacharias Alexandrakis (Macedonia): Marathon swimming enthusiast, open water swimming promoter, lifeguard, swimming coach and lifesaving leader.
2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González (Mexico): Triathlete, ultra-endurance athlete, channel swimmer and author
4. Stathis Avramidis, Ph.D. (Greece): Researcher, swimmer, author, speaker, and lecturer
4. Peter Bales (South Africa): Channel swimmer, marathon swimmer, governing body administrator and escort pilot
5. Vito Bialla (U.S.A.): Extreme relay swimmer, professional sailor, and escort pilot of the Farallon Islands, California
6. Paul Blackbeard (South Africa): World-class pool swimmer, ocean swimmer, and life saver
6. Lord Byron (Great Britain): Poet, author and pioneering sea swimmer
8. Dick Campion (Australia): Olympian, coach, trainer, author, promoter, and professional marathon swimmer
9. Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massioti (Peru): Four-time Olympian, Channel swimmer, professional racer, and solo swimmer
10. Bruckner Chase (U.S.A.): marathon swimmer, ocean advocate, ambassador to the disabled, filmmaker, paddler and surf lifesaver
11. Buster Crabbe (U.S.A.): Olympic champion, ice swimmer, promoter, and movie star of 4 pulp fiction heroes
12. Guy Delage (France): Ocean swimmer, extreme adventurer, diver, submariner, and sailor
14. Marcos Díaz (Dominican Republic): Marathon racer, extreme swimmer, surfer, governing body administrator, and event director
14. Shannon Eckstein (Australia): Ironman lifesaver, paddler, kayaker, surf skier and ocean swimmer
15. Ian Emberson (Kauai, U.S.A.): Channel swimmer, original Ironman triathlete, ocean swimmer, event director, and triathlete
16. George Freeth (Hawai, U.S.A.): Ocean swimmer, surfer, paddler, and lifesaver organizer
16. Alfréd Hajós (Hungary): Olympic champion, professional racer, and architect
18. Trevor Hendy (Australia): Ironman lifesaver, paddler, kayaker, surf skier and ocean swimmer
19. Colin Hill (Great Britain): Ice swimmer, Channel swimmer, television commentator, and event director
20. Craig Hummer (U.S.A.): Competitive swimmer, kayaker, paddler, Ironman lifesaver, and Olympic television commentator
21. Ky Hurst (Australia): Ocean swimmer, two-time Olympian, body surfer extraordinaire, and champion life saver
22. Zhang Jian (China): Marathon swimmer, Channel swimmer, ice swimmer and university sports director
24. Captain Tim Johnson (U.S.A.): Marathon swimmer, author, professor, shark cage designer, analyst, and historian
24. Duke Kahanamoku (Hawaii): Ocean swimmer, Olympic champion, surfing legend and ambassador of aloha
25. Grant Kenny (Australia): Ironman lifesaver, paddler, kayaker, surf skier and ocean swimmer
26. Guy Leech (Australia): Ironman lifesaver, paddler, kayaker, surf skier and ocean swimmer
26. Luiz Eduardo Carneiro da Silva de Souza Lima (Brazil): Two-time Olympian, stand-up paddler, ocean swimming coach, pioneering ocean swimmer and promoter
28. Pádraig Mallon (Ireland): Marathon swimmer, Channel swimmer, ice swimmer, event organizer, promoter and triathlete
29. Vojislav Mijić (Serbia): Marathon swimmer, professional racer, solo pioneer and event organizer
40. Masayuki Moriya (Japan): Coach, channel swimmer, event organizer, clinician, and governing body administrator
41. Keo Nakama (Hawaii/U.S.A.): World champion, world record holder, pioneering ocean swimmer, event organizer and coach
42. Aaron Peirsol (U.S.A.): 6-time Olympic medalist, surfer, lifeguard, coach, and body surfer extraordinaire
44. Lewis Pugh (Great Britain): Channel swimmer, marathon swimmer, ocean advocate, ambassador, author, and speaker
44. Kevin Richards (South Africa): Competitive swimmer, triathlete, surf lifesaver, and coach
45. Philip Rush (New Zealand): Channel swimmer, marathon swimmer, professional racer, escort pilot, channel administrator, and fire fighter
46. Wayne Riddin (South Africa): Competitive swimmer, race director, aquapreneur, coach and promoter
46. Veljko Rogošić (Croatia): Two-time Olympic swimmer, professional racer, solo pioneer, swimming ambassador and marathon swimmer
48. Kenny Rust (Hawaii, U.S.A.): Ocean swimmer, lifeguard, aquapreneur, and event safety official
49. Ori Sela (Israel): Sea swimmer, coach, therapist, pioneer relay swimmer and aquapreneur
40. Borut Strel (Slovenia): Coach, swimmer, clinician, planner and logistic expert
41. Martin Strel (Slovenia): Channel swimmer, marathon swimmer, extreme adventurer, film protagonist, and camp clinician
42. Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos, M.D., Ph.D. (Greece): Research scientist, physician, expedition medic and Channel swimmer
44. Christof Wandratsch (Germany): Channel swimmer, professional racer, solo pioneer, ice swimming record holder and event promoter
44. Captain Matthew Webb (Great Britain): Channel swimmer, extreme adventurer, and professional racer
45. Johnny Weissmuller (U.S.A.): 4-time Olympic champion and movie star with a household name
46. Alick Wickham (Solomon Islands): Ocean swimmer, high diver, body surfing promoter, surfboard shaper, and freestyle ambassador
46. Patrick Winkler (Brazil): Competitive swimmer, ocean swimmer, stand-up paddler, race promoter and publisher of The Swim Channel Magazine
48. Jabez Wolffe (Great Britain): Channel aspirant and coach in the early generations of channel swimming
49. Doug Woodring (Hong Kong/U.S.A.): Marine environment ambassador, ecology advocate, aquapreneur, ocean event director, paddler, diver, and ocean swimmer
50. David Yudovin (U.S.A.): Channel swimmer, marathon swimmer, aquapreneur, benefactor and mariner

Red Bull Surf + Rescue Immersion Experience

Chase is the headliner and Technical Director of the Red Bull Surf + Rescue Immersion Experience on 19 July 2016 together with Anne Skimmons (Sea Girt Beach Patrol lifeguard, Red Bull Surf + Rescue 2015 Champion), Phill Lloyd (Beach Haven Beach Patrol lifeguard and Dolphin Surf Craft/Barrier Waterman), Nate Humberson (Barnegate Light Beach Patrol lifeguard and USLA High Performance Squad Member), and Chris Eisibill (Beach Haven Beach Patrol lifeguard and surf lifesaving athlete).

Wave Safe


Explanation by Bruckner Chase of the Ocean City Swim Club

Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival

Chase is the visionary and race director of the Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival, a competitive event with professional ocean lifeguards, open water swimmers, triathletes, paddlers and para-athletes of all ages around the multiple disciplines of surf lifesaving sports. Para-athletes have the opportunity to compete as individuals and in teams with other athletes.

Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Film Series

The Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Film Series is a series of educational documentaries to inform and protect coastal communities between Chase and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Today.

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