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Simone ERCOLI
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Italy   
GenderMen
Born05 May 1979 in Castelfiorentino, ITA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Empoli, ITA
Occupation
Police Athlete
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Certaldo, Italy.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to a local swimming pool and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Fiamme Oro Napoli / TNT Empoli: Italy
Name of coach
Giovanni Pistelli [Toscana Empoli], ITA; Luca Pisopo [Fiamme Oro], ITA
General Interest
Injuries
He had shoulder surgery in July 2017. (gonews.it, 05 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Castelfiorentino, Italy. (valdelsasportiva.it, 06 Nov 2014)
Other sports
He has represented Italy in swimming, winning silver in the 1500m at the 2004 World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Nov 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 1500m Freestyle 14:53.89
13 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 400m Freestyle 3:49.69
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2004 Madrid, ESP 1500m Freestyle 15:20.05
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2001/2002 Imperia, ITA 1500m Freestyle 15:04.81
2 2000/2001 Imperia, ITA 400m Freestyle 3:49.20
2 2000/2001 Sheffield, ENG 400m Freestyle 3:48.66
1 2000/2001 Sheffield, ENG 1500m Freestyle 14:58.11
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 55:49.4
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 54:34.0
32 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:56:46.3
9 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 5km 57:10.0
3 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 5km 51:18.9
12 2003 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:51:15.7
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 54:12.3
5 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:20.9
5 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 55:18.0
1 2012 Piombino, ITA 5km - Team Time Trial 59:04.2
1 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 53:34.9
1 2011 Eilat, ISR 5km - Team Time Trial 56:12.4
2 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 59:00.5
2 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:55.6
17 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 1:53:49.7
7 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5 km 54:30.2
3 2006 Budapest, HUN 5km 56:01.8 
4 2002 Berlin, GER 5km 56:31.7
8 2000 Helsinki, FIN 5km 55:47.7
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:57:06.50
20 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:12:00.41
9 2010 Santos, BRA 10km 2:14:23.46
1 2009 Santos, BRA 10km 2:05:44.16
6 2008 Santos, BRA 10km 1:58:47.25
6 2007   10km  
3 2007 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:43:59.25
3 2007 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:43:22.07