Todd Cameron was born in Montreal, Canada in 1974 and raised in small town rural Ontario. His early pursuits were athletic—skateboarding, bodybuilding, and swimming—before finally settling down and focusing on writing, a passion he has had since childhood. He has owned and operated a shark diving venture, and is a certified ocean lifeguard, scuba diver, swim coach, and former elite athlete.
Todd competed successfully in open water swimming in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean, with sponsorships from Arena Swimwear and Orca Wetsuits. He completed a 1430-mile (2300 km) swim challenge to raise awareness for sharks, swimming the same distance as the Great Barrier Reef.
Todd was the first person to swim the 9-mile (14.5 km) channel between Whitsunday Island and Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia. He retired on a high note, placing first overall in his final three races, and now stays active with a mix of swimming, biking, yoga, and hiking Florida's boundless parks and trails.
Todd enjoys reading, movies, nature, fitness, travel, being out on the water, and hanging around the pool. He lives with his wife Valerie in rural Southwest Florida.
Encountering a curious Blue shark off Rhode Island.
And an Oceanic Whitetip off Cat Island, Bahamas.
"What you seek is seeking you."
"Fortune favors the bold. Fate loves the fearless."