John Kulewicz is an American pool and open water swimmer and attorney from Columbus, Ohio.
Open Water Swimming Career
- he participated in the Cold Water Classic on 3 May 2014
- he was a member of the Overlord 70 relay team that crossed the English Channel in 12 hours 8 minutes on 8 June 2014 to commemorate D-Day
- Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim in 1 hour 41 minutes and 17 seconds on 26 July 2015 at the age of 61 years
- Strait of Gibraltar crossing in 6 hours 24 minutes on 5 October 2013 at the age of 59 years
- Coney Island/Brighton Beach on 7 September 2013 at the age of 59 years
- Swim 4 Freedom in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 5 hours 16 minutes on 4 August 2013 at the age of 59 years
- Lake Memphremagog on 6 July 2013 at the age of 59 years
- Sea of Galilee on 15 September 2012 at the age of 58 years
- Hellespont on 30 August 2011 in 1 hour 10 minutes and 58 seconds
- Columbia River Labor Day Cross-Channel Swim on 7 September 2009 at the age of 55 years.
- He organized and completed the PT 109 Swim, a 4.2 mile ocean swim from Kennedy Island to Olasana and Naru, then back to Kennedy Island in the Solomon Islands on 18 August 2018, together with Jack Lundberg, Adrian Mula, Rich Lovering, Peter Canfield and Jay Madigan on 18 August 2018.
70th Anniversary of D-Day Crossing
Like the Allied Expeditionary Force (AEF) in 1944, the six-member relay team included John Boyd, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel working for NATO in Brussels, Joe Hall, a U.S. Air Force Colonel posted to NATO in Brussels, John Kulewicz, an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio, James Penrose, an American lawyer working in London, Edward Williams, a British marathon swimmer, and Bryan Avery Alternate and British IT consultant. “There’s nothing we can do to match the bravery of those who crossed the Channel in June 1944, but we hope to help others remember their courage and sacrifice in this small way,” said team leader John Kulewicz. “The 70th anniversary of the crossing may be the last decennial occasion to enjoy the presence of those who made the 1944 crossing. We stand in awe and hope to honor them as we swim across these historic waters.”
Overlord 70 Video by Bryan Avery
Kulewicz is a member and team captain of Over There!, two relays of six French and American swimmers across the English Channel during the window of 22-29 June 2017 following the rules of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation. The following relay swimmers will escorted by English Channel pilots Michael Oram and Lance Oram on the Gallivant and Sea Satin.
• David Arnold, American physician in neuromuscular medicine from Columbus, Ohio
• William Bonnet, a French sports coach from Nimes
• Nicolas Costa, a French consultant and web designer from Aimargues
• James D. Curphey, an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio
• Nicolas Derrien, a French firefighter from Ledat
• Alexandre Fleury, a French entrepreneur from Perols
• Philippe Fort, a French aquatic center director from Senlis
• Eve Gaillard, a French marketing agency artistic director from Creil
• John J. Kulewicz, an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio
• Richard S. Lovering, an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio
• Michelle Sanders, an American physical therapist working in Germany
• John M. Stephan, an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio
Kulewicz has served numerous roles in his local community, including as board president of the Columbus Zoo, board president of Catholic Social Services, and as an officer of the Ohio Historical Society board. Kulewicz earned his undergraduate degree in history at The Ohio State University and is a graduate of Yale Law School.
- Swim Distance Challenge
- Cold Water Training Turns Into Cold Water Challenge
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- 2.6 Miles Of Cold Water Challenge
- Brad McVetta Crowned Cold Water Classic Champion
- D-Day Anniversary Relay Commemorates The Courageous
- Overlord 7- Make It To France
- Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- Strait of Gibraltar Half Century Club
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- French, Americans Swim Commemorative Relay Over There!
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Remembering PT 109 With An Open Water Memorial Swim