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Valerio Valli

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Valerio Valli is an open water swimming coach and escort crew member from Italy.

Coaching Career[edit]

He has escorted Dan Curtis on the following swims:

  • Isle of Ponza to Isle of Zannone (13 km) – Ponza (ITA) Oct. 2013 (Independent Solo)
  • Rottnest Channel Swim (19.7 km) – Perth (AUS) Feb. 2014 (Race)
  • Strait of Gibraltar (14.4 km) – Tarifa (SPA) Apr. 2014 (Solo)
  • Naples Castel dell'Ovo to Pozzuoli (9.5 km) – Napoli (ITA) Apr. 2014 (Independent Solo)
  • Cleegan to Inishbofin (15 km) – Inishbofin (IRE) Jul. 2014 (Independent Solo)
  • 50th Traversata dello Stretto (5.2 km) – Strait of Messina (ITA) Aug. 2014 (Race)
  • Beltquerung Strait (Denmark to Germany) (25 km) – Femharn (GER) Aug. 2014 (Solo)
  • Amalfi to Positano (round trip) (25 km) – Amalfi Coast (ITA) Sept. 2014 (Independent Solo)
  • Catalina Channel (32 km) – San Pedro, California (USA) Sept. 2014 (Solo)
  • Isle of “Li Galli” to Isle of Capri (15 km) – Amalfi Coast (ITA) Nov. 2014 (Independent Solo)
  • Derwent River (40 km) – Hobart, Tasmania (AUS) Jan. 2015 (Solo)
  • Bandon River to Sandycove (15.6 km) – Kinsale (IRE) Jun. 2015 (Independent Solo)
  • International Swimming Marathon, Jarak-Sabac (20 km) – Sabac (SRB) Aug. 2015 (Race)
  • [[Tsugaru Channel (19.5 km) – Tappi (JPN) Sept. 2015 (Solo)
  • Hobart to Kingston (15 km) – Hobart, Tasmania (AUS) Feb. 2016 (Independent Solo)
  • Strait of Gibraltar (14.4 km) – Tarifa (SPA) Mar. 2016 (Solo)
  • Lake Coatepeque crossing (6.5 km) – Lake Coatepeque (El Salvador) Jan. 2017 (Independent Solo)
  • Portoferraio to Scaglieri (15 km) – Isle of Elba (ITA) Feb. 2017 (Independent Solo)
  • Strait of Gibraltar (14.4 km) – Tarifa (SPA) Mar. 2017 (Solo)

Valli also crewed for:

  • Delia Troy in the Rottnest Channel Swim (19.7 km) – Perth (AUS) Feb. 2015 (Solo Swimmer Delia Troy from Australia)
  • Smoothy Duo Team: Capri-Napoli 2016 (40K) – Napoli (ITA) Jul.2016 (Smoothy Duo from Australia) with Shelley Taylor-Smith.

Valli has been an Italian swimming coach from 1996 with the following performances:

  • Laura Gorgerino, multiple Italian Champion and Record holder – European Record holder master 45 - 50m freestyle (28”54) Career High– Roma 2003
  • Monica Tripi, multiple Italian Champion and Record holder- 4th place World Championship master 45 – 100m breaststroke (1'27”5) Career High – Riccione 2004

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

As an athlete, Valerio completed at the Italian National level in Modern Pentathlon from 1980 to 1996. He was also an official in Modern Pentathlon at the international level from 2003 to 2008. He organized many different international events from 1995 to 2013 including Modern Pentathlon, Show Jumping, Synchro Swimming and Volleyball.

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