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Friday, October 7, 2011

One-year Anniversary Of H2Open Magazine

Visionary publisher and triathlete Simon Griffiths, founder of H2Open Magazine, released issue #6 today - exactly a year after founding the world's only open water swimming specialty magazine.

"A year ago today I set up the company to launch H2Open, so it’s as good a moment as any to thank you all for your support over the past year."

The magazine has quickly established itself as an authoritative, visually pleasing and informative publication with a global perspective. Simon has tirelessly lead an international team that works hard to put each issue together for the growing global open water swimming market.

Simon explains the people of the H2Open Magazine team:

Joel Encoh is a sports scientist and triathlete. He writes nutrition features and manages the H2Open National Ranking Series that will launch in 2012.
Matt Dettmar does all the clever design stuff and makes sure each issue looks great.
Stuart Churchill is responsible for marketing and is an eagle-eyed proof-reader
Simon Murie runs SwimTrek, the world's leading swimming holiday company, and writes the regular classic swims column
Paul Newsome and Adam Young run the swimming coaching company Swim Smooth and write “Swim Plus”
Kate Rew is the founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society and writes the Top Spots and Iconic Swim locations pages.
Dan Bullock is the founder of Swim for Tri and writes regular features on swim training
Colin Hill devised the Great Swim Series and now works for London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as the technical operations manager for the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics. He is one of the regular contributing experts.
Steven Munatones is founder of Open Water Source and the creator of Openwaterpedia and the Daily News of Open Water Swimming. He is also one of the contributing experts and regular features writer.
Jonathan Knott is a freelance journalist and keen outdoor swimmer. He writes the lidos column and other features.
Gerald Smith is a strength and conditioning coach. He contributes regular strength training features.
Nicola Joyce is a freelance journalist and English Channel swimmer, and a regular contributor.
Rick Kiddle is a former British Champion Triathlete and now a triathlon and open water swimming coach. He writes ‘Kiddle’s corner’.
Midgie Thompson founded Bright Futures Coaching and is a mental preparation coach. She is one of the contributing experts.
Paul Hobrough founded Physio&Therapy and is a former international canoeist. He is one of the contributing experts.
Emily Davies and Adele Page are illustrators who provide lovely cartoons and practical illustrations.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


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