Board of directors
Andrew Malinak – President
As one of the co-authors of the Rules of Marathon Swimming, Andrew believes in a unified swim community to support and observe incredible swims. For the past five years, Andrew has been actively training for and completing marathon swims. Most recently, he completed his Summer of Bert, an unprecedented series of three marathon swims in the Puget Sound, inspired in large part by Tacoma legend Bert Thomas.
Andrew currently lives in Seattle, WA and writes at andrewswims.com. He trains regularly at Alki Beach, and can be found there most Saturday mornings.
Jerome Leslie – Treasurer
Jerome is one of the first two people from Massachusetts to complete and IISA Sanctioned Ice Swim, and was a board member of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association. He currently lives in Seattle, WA, and swims regularly at Alki Beach on Saturday mornings.
Scott Lautman – Chief Safety Officer
Once upon a time, Scott swam for the University of Washington. Since then, he has met just about every swimmer in the Northwest. Aside from an impressive open water resume, including completion of the Triple Crown. He is actively involved in running several local open water swim events for his USMS team and Shadow Seals, and has mentored many young marathon swimmers in the area. Scott lives in Seattle, WA, and holds the USMS National Records for the Men’s 50-54 and 60-64 SCY 200 butterfly.