Luciano Cotena is an Italian sales, marketing and open water swimming specialist and race director. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eventualmente Eventi & Comunicazione since 2003. He has aided the communications and organization of national and international swimming, water polo, high diving, boxing, basketball, volleyball, running, soccer and triathlon events. He also serves as President of his local swimming club Napoli Aquatica.
- Cotena is the Capri-Napoli Organising Committee President of the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, currently part of the FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series circuit. He is the host and organizer of one of the longest running professional marathon swimming competitions in the world which began in 1954 and starts on the island of Capri and finishes 46 km (22 miles) later on Marina Grande Beach in Napoli on the mainland of Italy. He has been running the organizing committee since 2004.
- Cotena brought life into a local organizing committee and brought the event back in 2004. Cotena affiliated the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli to the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup circuit between 2004 - 2006 and then shifted to the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix and FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series circuits since 2006.
- Cotena organized the 4th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in 2006.
- Cotena coordinated the 5 km, 10 km and 25 km open water swimming races at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Ostia, Rome.
- Cotena is a FINA open water swimming consultant to develop and expand the sport of open water swimming on a worldwide basis.
FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series
The FINA UltraMarathon Swim Series series consists of races in:
- Rosario (Argentina), locally called Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario
- Santa Fe-Coronda (Argentina), locally called Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda
- Viedma (Argentina), locally called La Patagones Viedma
- Jabelah (Syria – cancelled in 2011, 2012, 2014)
- Hernandarias-Paraná (Argentina), locally called Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná
- Cancún (Mexico), locally called Maratón Cancún
- Capri-Napoli (Italy), locally called Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli
- Lac St-Jean (Canada), locally called Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean
- Lac Memphrémagog (Canada), locally called Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog
- Šabac (Serbia), locally called Šabac Swim Marathon
- Ohrid Lake (Macedonia), locally called Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon
- Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli Honored By International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame
- Ned Denison Describes The Maratona Del Golfo Capri-Napoli On WOWSA Live
- Michele Barbucia Wins, Ned Denison Swims The Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli
- Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli
- Luciano Cotena Talks About Capri-Napoli On WOWSA Live
- Capri-Napoli, My First Marathon Swim Adventure
- List Of Marathon Swims Around The World
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
- Alexander Studzinski Strives To FINIS What He Started
- Swimming In The Sea In Capri-Napoli Since 1954
- Damián Blaum Rising To The Top, But Not Alone
- The Power To Believe By Karina Fassi
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
- Giulio Travaglio, Nautical Noble From Naples, Passes Away
- En Route To 50 Via 46 km In The Sea
- Michelle Macy Enters International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame
- Royalty Meet-up At Royal Brighton Yacht Club