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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.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Man of the Year Nominee Petar Stoychev (Bulgaria) – World Professional Marathon Swimming Champion
However, 2011 saw Petar extend his dominance over the professional marathon swimming world for the unprecedented 11th consecutive year.
He started out the year by winning the 57K FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race in Argentina for the 10th year in a row and finished by winning his 11th consecutive Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in Canada and 11th consecutive victory at the 34K Traversée internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Canada against the fastest marathon swimmers in the world. Along the way, the English Channel world record holder also won the very difficult 25K race at the World Championships in inhospitably 32°C water in China. He was the first world open water swimming champion from Bulgaria. He also won the equally inhospitable 11°C water at the Cadiz Freedom Swim in South Africa.
For his continued dominance, world championship gold medal and willingness to travel anywhere to compete against anyone, Petar Stoychev is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
For more information on Petar Stoychev, visit here
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming's heroes and heroines.
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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...