Steven V. Selthoffer, USA
Steven is a former U.S. swimmer trained by U.S. Olympic coach, Dr. James E. Councilman, Indiana University. As a lifeguard, Martin gained experience on the beaches sides, rivers and Hotels as well as working ad Honored for the Argentinian Red Cross´s lifeguard school as a Rescue Techniques co Instructor.
Mr. Selthoffer was a national ranked swimmer and record holder and has coached a number of Olympic, European and national swimmers over the course of his career.
He was selected as the SOCOG Commentator for Swimming for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and was the first non-European member of the LEN (League Europeanne Natation) Press Commission. He was also the only non-German selected by the German NOC (DOSB) for the German portion of the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay.
Mr. Selthoffer is the European Columnist for Swimming World Magazine. He is considered a leader in high performance training, anti-doping and in fighting corruption in sports.
Selthoffer began his career as a senior lifeguard in the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Pool System outside of Washington, D.C. He is credited with over 50 registered saves/pull-outs in his career. (Pool and Ocean totals). He is also a white water guide having canoed or rafted the major North American rivers including the Colorado, Arkansas, Snake, Ausable, Bear Creek, Eagle and Green Rivers.
In Africa he has navigated the Zambezi River, one of the top three most challenging, white water, day trips in the world.