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Open Water Event Sanctioning
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
How Big Is The Midmar Mile? 17,000+ Big
A little over 17,000 transponders are used. In the 10K race that was held today, the athletes worn the transponders on their wrists and touched the split timing mat to mark their halfway 5K times. During the mile race that will be held on Sunday, the transponders will be worn 17,000 transponders are backed up by a redundancy system of barcodes.
The first-pass time is taken when the athletes cross the timing mat as they run over the finish line. The second-pass time is identified by a barcode that is worn by every competitor. The times are then immediately uploaded and shared with the field and media - a technically satisfying solution, especially in a sport where results many times takes days to report.
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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...