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Open Water Event Sanctioning
Open water swimmers and coaches are finding resources and recognition at WOWSA.|
Sanction Application | Observer Reports
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A Sneak Peak At Openwaterpedia
Already there are 734 different world open water swimming records, set in lakes, oceans, channels, canals, bays and rivers, posted in the pre-launch Openwaterpedia site that will be unveiled at the 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in New York City - with many more to come.
Openwaterpedia will include tens of thousands of entries - all accessible to the public - including the following:
- Words, terms, phrases and definitions used in the sport (e.g., feeding sticks)
- Locations and venues where open water swimming is done (e.g., Waikiki)
- Open water swimming events on five continents (e.g., Midmar Mile)
- Notable and professional open water swimmers (e.g., Matthew Webb)
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductees (e.g., Lynne Cox)
- Channel and marathon swimmers of all ages, abilities and countries.
- Equipment, tools, devices and methodologies (e.g., GPS)
- Eco-swims and charity swims (e.g., Swim Across America)
- World open water swimming records of all distances and types
- Sponsors of open water swimmers or events (e.g., Cadiz)
- Manufacturers of open water swimming equipment (e.g., blueseventy)
- Vendors to the open water swimming community (e.g., SwimTrek)
- Open water swimming and triathlon coaches
- Governing bodies (e.g., Channel Swimming Association) and their Officers
- Major anniversary dates (e.g., 1875, when English Channel was first crossed)
- Websites (e.g., www.flowersseaswim.com)
- Escort pilots and administrators
- Members of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
- Members of the Half Century Clubs
- Names and biographies of any open water swimmer and triathlete of any age, ability, background and country
- Open water swimming Facebook Groups, online forums and Google Groups
- Open water swimming YouTube and Vimeo video links
- and much more of interest to the global open water swimming community.
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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...