Igor de Souza
Igor de Souza is an open water swimming administrator for the Brazilian Swimming Federation and race director for the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup race in Santos, Brazil. He was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004 as an Honour Swimmer.
He also completed a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 1997 in 18 hours 33 minutes where he negative-split his swim (9:31 + 9:02). During his 18:33 swim, his first (9 hours 31 minutes) and second (9 hours 2 minutes) legs were the fastest times for crossings in that year. He swam the English Channel in 11 hours and 6 minutes in 1996 as the best male time of the year.
He also won the 48K (28.5-mile) Manhattan Island Marathon Swim twice in 1994 and 2001. He started swimming International Marathon Swimming Association events in 1985 and was ranked in the top 10 between 1987 and 1994. For 15 years, he competed all over the world, winning some races and finishing all. He swam 36K (22.5-mile) Around-the-Island Marathon Swim in Atlantic City, USA a total of ten times.