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Simon HUITENGA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born04 Mar 1988 in Perth, AUS
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Brittany
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
"Dad was a swimmer back in his day so for me a career around water was always going to happen."
Club / Team
City of Perth Swimming Club: Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Hoots (swimming.org.au, 2013)
Injuries
After suffering from a shoulder injury, he returned to competition at the 2020 Australian 10km Championships in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 23 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2021 he was inducted into the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. (openwaterswimming.com, 31 May 2021)

He was named Western Australia Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2017 and 2018. (wais.org.au, 22 May 2017, 28 May 2018)

He was chosen to take part in the Queen's baton relay for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (abc.net.au, 18 Oct 2017)

He was named Open Water Swimmer of the Year at the 2013 Australian Swimmer of the Year Awards. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 02 Feb 2014)

He was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year by Surf Life Saving Western Australia. (mybeach.com.au, 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in surf lifesaving and ironman events at national level in Australia. (communitynews.com.au, 23 Apr 2018; coastnutrition.com.au, 15 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (openwaterswimming.com.au, Nov 2016)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:41.3
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 56:07.4
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:49:29.7
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 54:16.1
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
36 2018   10km  
13 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:56:25.00
18 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:11.3
23 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:57:18.26
20 2017   10km  
35 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:16.1
10 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:25.9
11 2017 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:53.7
10 2017 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:58:38.82
13 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:31:59.5
18 2017 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:30:24.80
45 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:49:21.90
15 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:18.1
8 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:42:15.02
11 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:21.4
15 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:53:28.9
4 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:35.7
7 2012 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:50:52.52
Pan Pacific Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Maui, HI, USA 10km 1:52:14.0