Born in Montreal in 1974 Todd Cameron was raised in small town rural Ontario. His early pursuits were athletic—skateboarding, bodybuilding, and swimming. A spring break trip to Daytona Beach in college sparked his love for the Sunshine State and warmer climes. He now lives in Southwest Florida in the town of Englewood. 

Todd has owned and operated a shark diving venture, and he is a certified ocean lifeguard, scuba diver, and swim coach. He competed successfully in open water swimming in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean. He retired from swimming on a high note being the overall winner of his final three races. 


Todd was the first person to swim the 14.5 km channel between Whitsunday Island and Hamilton Island in Queensland, Australia. He also completed a 2300 km swim challenge to raise awareness for sharks, swimming the same distance as the Great Barrier Reef. It was during this immense feat that he conceived the idea for Shark Bites, custom designed energy bars to help fuel his training. 

Todd is a huge fan of the 1982 film The Thing and founded the fandom community Outpost #31. He located the remote British Columbia filming location in 2003 and has a feature commentary and documentaries on the recent Blu-ray releases. Todd has two books connected to the film publishing in 2021; the novel Snowblind and the tie-in anthology Fragments of the Outpost

Todd enjoys reading, movies, nature, fitness, and travel.

Encountering a curious Blue shark off Rhode Island. 
And an Oceanic Whitetip off Cat Island, Bahamas.
Poster for the 2300 km Swim for Sharks! 

© 2021 Todd Cameron