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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Ray Gandy (USA) – Two Days in the Bay
In a charity swim for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the duo had the best intentions, but Mother Nature decided to crash the celebration of endurance excellence early in the attempt.
Smooth conditions turned to rough, day turned into night, comfortable turned to cold.
Typical for marathon swimmers who expect the unexpected. With an aim of 50 miles, Ray made it to the 45.5-mile mark before his crew pulled him due to safety considerations. So close to his goal 28 hours after he started, Ray accepted the situation disappointed but undaunted. With the goal to raise money for others, his effort was a success. For his unselfish efforts, his understanding of the need to put safety first, and his continued positive approach in the unprecedented 45.5-mile challenge, Ray Gandy’s Two Days in the Bay is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
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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...