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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.

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