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2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will commence in Cork/Ireland in October.
Cork Lions Club & University College Cork in association with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association are proud to host the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Lovely Lake Powell Lies Waiting For Open Water Swimmers
Not only did they topple the distance set by two separate relays from Lake Taupo, New Zealand in 2009, but they also out-swam the distance (83.86 miles or 134.8K) swum by the Sport City Mexico four-way English Channel relay team (left) in 2007 (taking 42 hours and 11 minutes) and Sun Rice Australia four-way English Channel relay in 1993 (taking 43 hours and 7 minutes).
But if there is any place to attempt a non-stop relay, Lake Powell, a man-made lake on the Arizona-Utah border in the U.S., has got to be it.
Warm glassy flat water. Stunning scenic views over 2000 miles of shoreline. And outstanding house boats to serve as the ideal escort boats.
Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area where five million years of erosion has carved canyons out of the sandstone walls and barren landscape. The canyon was filled with water as the result of the second largest man-made reservoir in the U.S. and Lake Powell now serves as playground as well as providing energy and water for the local population.
Lake Powell's water is warm (76°F or 24°C) until October with outstanding water clarity, although it is located at 3700 feet (1,127 meters) altitude. At 500 feet deep in some places, it took 17 years to fill up.
But it won't take that long to swim from one end to the other.
Copyright © 2010 by Open Water Source
Listen to the World's Great Authorities on Open Water - Sid Cassidy
What is it about Napkins and Great Ideas?Sid Cassidy tells the story of how Open Water Swimming became an Olympic sport, and, not surprisingly, Sid was one of the people who planned it out with a pen and an napkin.
WOWSA Race Sanctioning Application
Race Sanction ApplicationThe WOWSA Sanction Application makes it easier than ever for you to apply for event sanctioning. The entire application is processed online at the WOWSA website.
If you need to make changes to your application, simply log in and make the changes right here. You can update your application easily at any time.
Once you click to submit your application, you will receive an e-mail which will provide your unique link to complete and/or update your application.
Simply answer the questions, and you will be able to submit your application within a few minutes.
WOWSA RulesThe WOWSA Rules are divided into the following five categories:
4) EXCEPTIONAL SWIMS
WOWSA Observer Reports
Solo SwimA solo swim is a non-stop swim performed by an individual swimmer. It usually refers to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay, and usually completed without a wetsuit or other equipment like fins, and escorted by a boat, pilot and support crew...
Relay SwimRelay swim is a non-stop swim performed by a group of swimmers who swim separately one after each other. The relay swimmers swim legs of anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes each, usually rotating in the same order. Relay swims usually refer to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay or in a river done by a group of swimmers...