Medea Exogiinos

In by Christina Gantcher

Medea Exogiinos (it/its) is a multi-disciplinary circus alien who popped up on the shores of Brighton Beach in the summer of 2023 and never left. It found a spiritual connection to the ocean and found a long-lost home with CIBBOWS. Medea’s open water swim experience includes the Lake George OWS 5k, Urban Swim’s Pride Swim, Lake Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival and Grimaldo’s Mile. It is a member of Front Runners New York, where it was the first non-binary multisport athlete of the year, as well as Team New York Aquatics. As a swimmer, Medea strives to progress the recognition and equality of the non-binary competitive category. It wanted to help lead swims because it understands the nerves accompanying open water swimming and would love to hold space for others to connect with such a special …