Morrie Chiang

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Morrie Chiang is a Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and the race director of the Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival, the world's large mass participation open water swim held in central Taiwan in the Sun Moon Lake. Wang was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

Chiang's nomination for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year read:

Morrie Chiang thinks big. Gigantically humungous. Chiang imagines an open water swimming world on a scale larger than anyone else in the world. His expectations and ability to execute the world’s largest open water swimming event are off the charts and unprecedented. Chiang’s planning, preparation, and precautions are the threads that weave together the remarkable Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival (Jih Yueh Tan in Taiwanese) where over 25,000 individuals participate in a 3.3 km cross-lake swim in central Taiwan. The swim is not a competitive race; it is a mass participation extravaganza that is the largest celebration of open water swimming on Planet Earth. For his ability to motivate thousands to swim, for his ability to organize a safe environment for people from all ages and walks of life, for his imagination to think big, Morrie Chiang is a worthy nominee as the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival is the world's largest mass participation open water swim with nearly 30,000 participants expected in 2013. The 3.3 km cross-lake swim is held in central Taiwan in Sun Moon Lake and is ranked among the Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia and the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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