WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category]] Adam Skolnick is an American open water swimmer and an award-winning journalist who has written about travel, culture, human rights, sports, and the environment for The New York Times, Playboy, Outside, BBC.com, ESPN.com, Men's Health, Wired, and Longreads, among others.
Skolnick has authored the following books and articles about aquatic athletes:
- the critically-acclaimed book, ONE BREATH: Freediving, Death and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits
- a New York Times feature on Antonio Argüelles after he became the seventh individual in history to complete the Oceans Seven.
- a New York Times feature on Kimberley Chambers and her attempt to swim the length of the Sacramento River.
- a New York Times profile of Jim McConica and the Deep Enders' triumphant relay of an iconic channel swim in Southern California.
- Travesía Interminable, an autobiography of Antonio Argüelles.
2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
His life reads like an adventure novel; his story could be made into a movie: a young charismatic boy from Mexico with an entrepreneurial talent finds his way to the halls of Stanford University in search of going to the Olympics. But his aquatic dreams are put on hold - temporarily - as he ventures out in the world and eventually finds success back to Mexico. His book, Travesía Interminable, or The Forever Swim in English, was written by Antonio Argüelles about his fascinating experiences en route to achieving the Oceans Seven at the age of 58. The 312-page book, co-authored by Adam Skolnick, describes his successes and the largely unseen obstacles that he had to overcome. For sharing his inner thoughts, worries and challenges, for describing his colorful, relentlessly goal-setting life, and for becoming the oldest man to achieve the Oceans Seven, the book Travesía Interminable by Antonio Argüelles and Adam Skolnick is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.
- ONE BREATH: Freediving, Death and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits
- Swimmers Are First To Conquer Channel Off California Coast, New York Times
- Off The California Coast, A Swim Club's Greatest Adventure
- Marathon Swimmer Falls Short in Bid for a Record Off San Francisco
- In a Swimmer’s Two-Year Quest, a Final 21-Mile Challenge
- These Swimmers Are Challenging Trump's Immigration Platform
- San Francisco Woman Attempts Longest Solo Swim In California History