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Dr. Peter Attia speaking at TedMed in Washington D.C.

noun - TED Talks are a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation under the slogan Ideas Worth Spreading. TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event; the annual conference series began in 1990.

Open Water Swimmers on TED

A number of open water swimmers, physicians and personalities have spoken at TED conferences around the world:

Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad at TEDMED

Lewis Pugh

Maarten van der Weijden

Vicki Keith

Dr. Peter Attia

Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes? at TEDMED

Ori Sela

Ori Sela talks about the 2013 and 2014 Cyprus Israel Relay Swim between Cyprus and Israel at the TED Talks (TEDxNicosia)

Dr. Angel Yanagihara

Outside the Box by Angel Yanagihara

Maria Conceicao

Maria Conceicao at TEDxDubai.

Tim Ferriss

Dr. Tim Noakes

Dr. Tim Noakes at TEDxCape Town

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D.

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxSanDiego 2012

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxSantaCruz

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxFountainHills

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxMonterey

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxKids@Phoenix

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. at TEDxGreatPacificGarbage

Guillaume Néry

Dana Vollmer

Dana Vollmer at TEDxSan Jose Women.

Craig Dietz

Craig Dietz at TEDxLancaster.

Kimberley Chambers

Kimberley Chambers presents Swims with Sharks Before Breakfast at TEDxSanta Catalina School.

Catherine Sheridan

Catherine Sheridan, part of the Foireann Snamh Garibaldi English Channel relay with Barbara Held, Sabrina Buselt, Joel Barnett, Kevin Williams and Fionnuala Walsh in 13 hours 52 minutes, presented at TEDxHa'pennyBridge.

Patrick Fellows

Doug McConnell

Doug McConnell at TEDxBarrington Area Library.

Amos Nachoum

Amos Nachoum at TEDxConejo 2011.

Marcia Cleveland

Marcia Cleveland at the TEDxWinnetka Women.

Dina Levačić

Dina Levačić at the TEDxZagreb.

Trinity Arsenault

Trinity Arsenault at TEDxEdenHighSchool speech in 2017.

Lucas Carbonaro

Lucas Carbonaro spoke about 'Can you be both average and extraordinary?' at TEDxHECParis.

Antonio Argüelles

Antonio Argüelles talks about fear at TEDxHumboldtMexicoCity.

Srikaanth Viswanathan

An Inspiring Tale of Toil, Tears and the English Channel by Srikaanth Viswanathan at TEDxPESUECC

Channeling Your Dreams by Srikaanth Vishwanathan at TEDxManipal

Jaimie Monahan

Do something everyday that scares you by Jaimie Monahan at TEDxAkita International University in Japan

Gaurvi Singhvi

Story of how I became a record-holder swimmer by Gaurvi Singhvi at TEDxYouth@HGS in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Bhakti Sharma

Pride of India - Challenging The Conventional by Bhakti Sharma at TEDxSIBMBangalore on 20 May 2012 at the age of 19

Fighting against odds by Bhakti Sharma at TEDxNMIMS on 22 April 2014 at the age of 21

From desert to Antarctica - a swimmer's journey and lessons learnt by Bhakti Sharma at TEDxIIMUdaipur on 30 March 2015 at the age of 22

Nayi Baat by Bhakti Sharma at TED Talks India on 3 November 2019

What open water swimming taught me about resilience by Bhakti Sharma at TED Talks Mumbai India on 4 November 2019

Bogusław Ogrodnik

Cykliczna struktura celów szansą zwiększenia naszej aktywności by Bogusław Ogrodnik at TEDxWSB

Wim Hof

Wim Hof at TEDxAmsterdam on 30 November 2010

Lynne Cox

Swimming Through the Sea of Change by Lynne Cox at TEDxMonterey on 17 May 2012

Karen Gaffney

I have one more chromosome than you. So what? by Karen Gaffney at TEDxPortland on 1 July 2015

Shams Alam

Swimming in the open seas - from disable to able by Shams Alam at TEDxDharavi on 22 May 2018

Conquer of Sea by Mohammad Shams Alam Sheikh at TEDxGLAU on 22 January 2019

Antonio Argüelles

El Miedo by Antonio Argüelles at TEDxHumboldt Mexico City on 7 September 2017

Abhejali Bernardová

Dokážeme mnohem víc, než si většinou odvážíme připustit by Abhejali Bernardová at TEDxPragueWomen on 27 January 2020

Doug Woodring

Doug Woodring of Ocean Recovery Alliance at TEDxWanChai in August 2011.

Avram Iancu

Avram Iancu talks about Faith in Dreams at TEDxBucharest on 20 February 2019.

Julie Gautier

Julie Gautier talks about her underwater choreography at TEDxLausanneWomen on 17 April 2020.

Avram Iancu

Avram Iancu talks about Faith in Dreams at TEDxBucharest in 20 February 2019.

Ryan Stramrood

Ryan Stramrood talks about Gaining The Edge at TEDx University of Johannesburg on 27 October 2021.

Achmat Hassiem

Achmat Hassiem talks about Impossible is nothing, possible is me at TEDxSeaPoint on 8 May 2012.

Sarah Mardini

Sara Mardini talks about her immigration from Syria to Germany at TEDxDurhamUniversity on 7 May 2022.

Simon Harmer

I Try to Live My Life as a Thank You by Simon Harmer at TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells

Making memories, what's the point? by Simon Harmer at TEDxWinchester

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