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Kurt Thiel

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Kurt Thiel is an open water swimmer, race director, paddler and coach with Wave One Swimming in Washington D.C.


  • Swimmer/NA/Navigator/Safety Officer Air Crew Water Survival Instructor for Advanced Arctic & Deep Water Survival; US Naval Schools Command
  • USA Swimming Open Water National Championship; Meet Director
  • Potomac Valley Swimming Open Water and Safety Chairperson
  • Referee, FINA/USA Swimming Open Water & Marathon Swims
  • Certified Waterfront Lifeguard, Wilderness & Remote first Aid/CPR/AED/ Swim Coach Safety, certified
  • Chesapeake Paddlers Association, Kayak swim support
  • Open Water Swim escort pilot/coach

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