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2015 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men

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The World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in Open Water Swimming Magazine published by World Open Water Swimming Association

noun - The 2015 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men is a list of audacious men who have performed courageously well in open bodies of water as published by World Open Water Swimming Association.

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The 2015 list includes contemporary aquatic adventurers as well as men who are close to retirement or retired. The list does not include men who no longer around (e.g., Captain Matthew Webb), but it focuses on men who have done unprecedented open water swims of note or a significant number of risk-inherent channel, lake or marathon swims, men who proven themselves in both high-level competitions and solo swims, and men who have safely guided many channel or marathon swimmers of all abilities in rough waters, with emphasis on men who have repeatedly swum in waters that are colder, rougher and longer than the English Channel:

2015 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men List[edit]

The list is presented alphabetically by last name:

1. Nick Adams, channel/marathon swimmer from England
2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González from Mexico
3. Cyril Baldock, marathon/channel swimmer from Australia
4. Peter Bales, escort pilot in Cape Town, South Africa
5. Ram Barkai, ice swimmer from South Africa
6. Nejib Belhedi, marathon/stage swimmer from Tunisia
7. Vito Bialla, escort pilot of the Farallon Islands, California, USA
8. Alexander Brylin, channel ice swimmer from Russia
9. Andrew Chin, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
10. Salvatore Cimmino, amputee/marathon swimmer from Italy
11. Phil Cutti, extreme/relay swimmer from California, USA
12. Ned Denison, marathon/ice swimmer from Ireland
13. Marcos Díaz, marathon/adventure/charity swimmer from the Dominican Republic
14. Ted Erikson, channel/marathon/professional swimmer from Illinois, USA
15. Sylvain Estadieu, marathon/channel/butterfly swimmer from France
16. Christopher Green, marathon swimmer from England
17. Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, escort pilot/governing body president from Spain
18. Colin Hill, ice/channel swimmer and event director from England
19. Henri Kaarma, ice swimmer from Estonia
20. Craig Lenning, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Colorado, USA
21. Pádraig Mallon, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Ireland
22. David Meca, channel/marathon swimmer and Spain
23. Vojislav Mijić, marathon swimmer/event director from Serbia
24. Darren Miller, Oceans Seven swimmer and event director from Pennsylvania, USA
25. Kevin Murphy, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
26. Forrest Nelson, marathon/channel swimmer and governing body president from California, USA
27. Quenton Nelson, escort pilot of the North Channel from Ireland
28. Matías Ola, ice/extreme swimmer from Argentina
29. Michael Oram, renowned escort pilot in the English Channel
30. Kieron Palframan, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
31. James Pittar, blind marathon/channel/extreme swimmer from Australia
32. Claudio Plit, marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Argentina
33. Jonno Proudfoot, extreme swimmer from South Africa
34. Lewis Pugh OIG, endurance swimmer/ocean advocate from UK
35. Michael Read MBE, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
36. Stephen Redmond, Oceans Seven swimmer from Ireland
37. Philip Rush, marathon/channel/professional swimmer and Cook Strait escort from New Zealand
38. Albert Sobirov, ice swimmer from Russia
39. Petar Stoychev, marathon/channel/Olympic swimmer from Bulgaria
40. Ryan Stramrood, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
41. Martin Strel, marathon/stage swimmer from Slovenia
42. Dr. Otto Thaning, channel/marathon swimmer from South Africa
43. Jacques Tuset, prison island swimmer from France
44. Toks Viviers, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
45. Adam Walker, Oceans Seven swimmer and coach from England
46. Christof Wandratsch, ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Germany
47. Brenton Williams, butterfly/ocean swimmer from South Africa [in photo above by Clive Wright]
48. Thane Williams, extreme swimmer from South Africa
49. Theodore Yach, marathon/channel swimmer from Cape Town, South Africa
50. John York, marathon/channel swimmer from California, USA

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World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

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