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Open Water Event Sanctioning
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Special Olympics World Summer Games (Greece) – A Global Catalyst of Good
The 1.5K world championship event in the Bay of Marathon in the Aegean Sea was won by Andrew Smilley of the Cayman Islands and Cornelia Fowler of South Africa where 35 athletes from 19 countries safely competed. The athletes raced passionately and showed the world that well-prepared intellectually disabled athletes can perform well in the open water.
When each of the athletes started the race, they demonstrated excellent navigational IQ and good racing tactics. When they dramatically crossed the finish line, the widest smiles and the most heartfelt tears were shed by everyone who was privileged to watch the Special Olympics World Summer Games. For serving as a catalyst to expand the sport among the Special Olympics international family, the Special Olympics World Summer Games is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
For more information on the Special Olympics World Summer Games, 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...