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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 1, 2011
Former Boxer To Head American Open Water Olympic Team
And USA Swimming selected a former boxer-turned-successful collegiate coach to head its open water team at the 2012 London Olympics.
Well-respected Tim Murphy, coach of 2010 25K world champion Alex Meyer and long-time coach at Harvard University, will lead the American open water swimmers at the Serpentine. He understands well the tactics, techniques and training that will be required to enable his athletes to reach the Olympic podium.
Tim has led the Harvard University men's swimming and diving team to six Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League championships and a 107-9 record in his 13 seasons as its head coach. He is a member of the USA Swimming National Team coaching staff and is on the board of directors for New England Swimming.
Tim has placed athletes on Olympic, World University, Pan Pacific and Pan American teams and was named head coach of the USA Swimming men's open water team prior to the 2011 FINA World Championships. He has also served as an assistant men's coach at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, also worked as an assistant at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing and at the 1993 World Short Course Championships. He was also a member of the Open Water Staff at the 1998 World Championships in Australia.
Tim will teach his swimmers the ability to give a figurative knock-out punch on that last and final loop in front of tens of thousands of fans on the Serpentine.
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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...