UPDATE 2: Steven Munatones Speaking, Following Commands in Hospital

Open water swimming legend Steven Munatones continues to make more progress on Monday after suffering a heart attack late last week.

According to updates by his sister Stacey, Munatones is able to speak his full name and follow commands from medical personnel. She says that he is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery, as they continue to test if any neurological damage was done as a result of the heart attack.

Munatones is a member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, a former U.S. National Open Water Team coach, and a former 25km open water World Champion.

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David Berkoff
5 years ago

Such good news. Steve is an awesome man and a great ambassador to swimming. Get well Steve.

Diana Nyad
5 years ago

Our Cuba Swim Team holds high hopes that Steve will make it back to his deeply intelligent and soulful self. He is a remarkable human being and we are feeling positive with his every heartbeat

Rita Hayes
5 years ago

Your friends and swim family at McGaugh Pool in Seal Beach wish you a speedy recovery. Can’t wait to have you back in the water where you inspire us and encourage us to give it our all (even at 5:30 in the morning!).

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