Open Water Swimmer Profile: Mauro Campanelli

Mauro Campanelli grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, and spent the first 20 years of his life there. As a kid, Maruo enjoyed playing around in the cool waters of Ramsey Lake. While his affinity for water was ever-present, his love for open water swimming didn’t come until adulthood.

There are times, Mauro admits, when the waves are crazy. This can be deeply challenging. But open water swimming is about much more than just the challenges. For Mauro, open water swimming is all about the peacefulness of being in the natural world. It’s about the time it gives him to peer under the unbelievably clear waters of the lake and discover what’s beneath the surface. He finds that he is able to think more clearly in the water.

To learn more about Mauro and his swimming adventures, visit

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