Professional marathon swimmer

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7-time world professional marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith in the professional marathon swimming race, Atlantic City Around the Island Swim in New Jersey, USA
Professional marathon swimmers Poliana Okimoto (silver), Aurélie Muller (gold) and Ana Marcela Cunha (bronze) at the 2016 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by FINA
Professional marathon swimmers Jack Burnell (silver), Marc Antoine Olivier (gold) and Simone Ruffini at the 2016 FINA/HOSA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo by FINA

noun - Professional marathon swimmers are long distance swimmers who compete in marathon swimming competitions or on the pro circuit for prize money. They compete in races sanctioned or organized by various entities including the former World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation, the former International Marathon Swimming Association, or the currently FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix or the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup. Thomas Lurz and Ashley Twichell are examples of these types of athletes.

Many professional marathon swimmers were members of the World Professional Marathon Swimmers Federation or the International Marathon Swimming Association.

Professional marathon swimmers can also be solo swimmers who are paid for their exploits in the open water. Martin Strel is one example of this type of athlete.


The professional marathon swimmers gathered in Rosario, Argentina for the second race on the pro circuit.

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