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Matthew Moseley

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Matthew Moseley's WOWSA certificate for his 64.3 km Green River Swim down the Green River through Canyonlands in Utah where he brought attention to water issues in the American West in 14 hours 36 minutes at the age of 54, escorted by kayaker Mark Williams
Matthew Moseley swimming down the Colorado River
Matthew Moseley finishing the 38 km Cruce y Nado por los Arrecifes de Coral from Culebra to Fajardo in Puerto Rico in May 2015 in 12 hours 1 minute 55 seconds
Dancing In The Water, a film about Lake Pontchartrain and Matthew Moseley's swim across the lake, that was nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
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Matthew Moseley's marathon swims are nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Matthew Moseley is a 54-year-old American author of Dear Dr. Thompson and an open water swimmer who is coached by Randy Soler. He is the protagonist of the documentary film Dancing In The Water, a nominee of the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Marathon Swimming[edit]

Videos[edit]

Swimming the Longest Bridge in the World[edit]


Swimming across Lake Pontchartrain in 14 hours 55 minutes

Documentary[edit]


Documentary by award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing.


Documentary by award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing.

Charity Swim Contact[edit]

Matthew.L.Moseley@gmail.com

Adventure Swim Camp[edit]

He hosts and coaches at the Adventure Swim Camp together with Randy Soler on 3-7 July 2015 in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.

Support Crew[edit]

  • Captain Allen Buras
  • Jennifer Buras: logistics
  • Allen and Jennifer Blow: Support and logistics
  • Sky King: coach: pacer/sighter
  • Spencer Hawkins: pacer/sighter
  • Tommy Giovagnoli: outreach

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

Dancing In The Water is nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

"Music that weaves it way through the head of swimmers is an important experiential element of the sport of open water swimming. Music lifts one’s spirits, creates a diversion and enables a rhythm for open water swimmers. Matthew Moseley incorporated music into his unprecedented 14 hour 55 minute swim across Lake Pontchartrain and the documentary film that concurrently focuses on the recovery of the lake’s environment. Moseley identified the canvas, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation provided the framework, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing provided the content to create the emotive Dancing In The Water film. With the music of David Amram, Papa Mali, Alfred Uganda Roberts pulsating throughout, Moseley’s pioneering swim across Lake Pontchartrain set in motion an entertaining film that incorporates the restoration of a valuable marine resource. For producing an open water swimming film set to innovative imagery and sounds with an environmental focus, Dancing In The Water by Wayne Ewing and Matthew Moseley is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

Dancing In The Water was nominated for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year: "Music that weaves it way through the head of swimmers is an important experiential element of the sport of open water swimming. Music lifts one’s spirits, creates a diversion and enables a rhythm for open water swimmers. Matthew Moseley incorporated music into his unprecedented 14 hour 55 minute swim across Lake Pontchartrain and the documentary film that concurrently focuses on the recovery of the lake’s environment. Moseley identified the canvas, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation provided the framework, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing provided the content to create the emotive Dancing In The Water film. With the music of David Amram, Papa Mali, Alfred Uganda Roberts pulsating throughout, Moseley’s pioneering swim across Lake Pontchartrain set in motion an entertaining film that incorporates the restoration of a valuable marine resource. For producing an open water swimming film set to innovative imagery and sounds with an environmental focus, Dancing In The Water by Wayne Ewing and Matthew Moseley is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee[edit]

Moseley is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Andreas Fath (Germany) Swim for Science
2. Andrea Fazio (Italy) Like Father, Like Son
3. Christian Reichert (Germany) FINA World Cup Champion
4. Dan Projansky (U.S.A.) Butterflying Marathoner
5. Jim Clifford (U.S.A.) Oldest Triple Crowner
6. Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (Finland) Two-way North Channel Relay
7. Ganga Avahan by by Paramvir Singh, Gullupilli Narahari, Saripilli Srihari (India) Stage Swimmers
8. Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
9. Kelly Gneiting (U.S.A.) Sumo Swimmer
10. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand) Farallon Freestyler
11. Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
12. Mike Arbuthnot (South Africa) Midmar Mile Founder
13. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) Camel Swim
14. Night Train Swimmers by Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kimberley Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne, Vito Bialla (U.S.A./New Zealand) NT300 Relay
15. Oceans Seven Relay by Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus, Brian Ross (U.S.A.) Triumphant Trio
16. Susan Simmons (Canada) Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis
17. Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
18. Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
19. The Old Men And The Sea Relay by Don Baker, Dr. Bill Spore, Dave Radcliffe, Graham Johnston, Bob Best, Bob Beach, Norm Stupfel (U.S.A.) Catalina Cruisers
20. The Deep Enders by Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Stacey Warmuth (U.S.A.) San Nicholas Channelers
21. Theodore Yach (South Africa) Robben Island Swimmer
22. Trent Theroux (U.S.A.) Comeback Circumnavigation
23. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) Saint Malo to Jersey

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

Moseley's 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
Matthew Moseley completed a unique trifecta of unprecedented marathon swims by finishing 3 swims in a lake, ocean and river. He planned and completed the first swimming descent of the Colorado River, swimming a tough 76.4 km (47.5-mile) through Canyonlands over 13 hours 56 minutes. It was the last of his solo series that included a 38 km (24-mile) inter-island swim in Puerto Rico in 12 hours 1 minute 55 seconds, called Cruce y Nado por los Arrecifes de Coral, and his 40.2 km (25-mile) swim across Lake Pontchartrain in 14 hours 55 minutes. For his harrowing river marathon, for his unique marketing of the sport through music and movies, for this constant theme of helping improve the marine environment, Matthew Moseley's trifecta marathon swim series is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

Ignition[edit]

Moseley wrote a book to be released on 28 May 2021 called Ignition: The Art of Controlling Your Environment Through Communications where he explains humans are only as successful in love, life and work as their ability is to communicate. He investigates the link between success and effective communication.

Ignite Boulder[edit]

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