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Thomas W. Kofler

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Thomas Kofler

Thomas W. Kofler is an Italian English Channel swimmer living close to the Dolomites area in northern Italy, where he discovered open water swimming after mountaineering for several years. Once hooked he swam in open waters around Europe, in the sea, in North Italian lakes and English rivers (with a special love for the river Thames at Shillingford, Oxford).

He enjoys cold and extreme ice water swims, and has participated at various Cold Water Championships in Europe (London/UK, Bled/Slovenia, Jurmala/Latvia). He finished the 450m endurance ice swim in Rovaniemi/Finland at the Winter Swimming Championships in 2014. He finished the Ice Kilometer in Burghausen/Germany and in Hradec Kralove/Czech Republic in 2015.

He loves everything related to outdoor and wild swimming, be it cold water swims in Scotland or Slovenia, swimming in outdoor art deco lidos around Britain, or swimming in mountain lakes. He serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor.

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