UPDATE: Steven Munatones Off Life Support After Heart Attack; Responding Rapidly


On May 13th, Swimming World Magazine contributor and Open Water Swimming advocate, Steven Munatones, suffered a heart attack.   According to reports, his son Skyler Munatones performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

His condition is improving based off Facebook posts from his sister Stacey Munatones Ballance



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Swimming World was also told by a family member that he went to the emergency room earlier in the week with pain and the doctors missed it.  Family members were thankful for the CPR heroically preformed by Skyler and encourage everyone to know the early signs of a heart attack and to learn CPR.  Prayers and good thoughts are requested by the family.

Munatones is considered a leading authority on Open Water Swimming throughout the world.  He has taken strong positions in support of safety standards to ensure that Open Water Swimmers compete in safe environments and was very instrumental in seeing change after the Open Water Death of Fran Crippen. He has also been a contributor to Swimming World for several years authoring pieces on open water events online and writing for the open water issue each year.

Swimming World is in contact with the family and will keep the Aquatic Community informed of any changes in his condition.  Our prayers go out to Steven, his wife and four children.

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