About Andrew

He really likes swimming

Andrew Malinak is a swimmer. Swimming has been a constant in his life since he was young. He swam through his school years, both on club teams and for his high school. These years of experience gave him efficient technique, the ability to tailor his own workouts, and the dedication to stick with what he loves. Now, he uses these skills as he trains in the New York City Parks public pools (Metropolitan/Williamsburg, Chelsea, Flushing) for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim 2012.

Andrew’s love of swimming is apparent if you spend any time with him. When travelling, which he has done extensively, his fearlessness in the face of swimming has led to some great memories (such as swimming to Captain Cook’s memorial in Hawai’i, or an impromptu race around the Burj al’Arab in Dubai). This love and all the good it has brought him has made Andrew want to spread swimming to others, as he did while volunteer coaching in Dubai and organizing swims in Muscat, Oman. Today, he is active in New York with Swim Free as a Swim Angel and is now helping this organization raise funds in the run up to his longest swim to date.

Andrew can be reached by emailing info{at}andrewswimsmims.com.

A list of completed events and NYC Swim History is available on his NYC Swim Profile Page, or on his Openwaterpedia Page.

Past affiliations include:

Dutchess Devilfish, USS Poughkeepsie, NY 1995 – 1996
West Point Swim Club, USS West Point, NY 1996 – 1999
Wappingers Schools Swimming East Fishkill, NY 1998 – 2004
Newburgh Sharks, USS Newburgh, NY 2001 – 2002
Big Blue Swimming, USS Beacon, NY 2002 – 2004
Univ. of Delaware, NCAA 1AA Newark, DE 2004
UD Water Polo, Club Newark, DE 2005 – 2008
Super Sports Swimming (Coach) Dubai, UAE 2009 – 2010
Muscat Amateur Swimming Assoc. (Organizer) Muscat, Oman 2010 – 2011