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Open Water Event Sanctioning
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Sanction Application | Observer Reports
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee Keri-Anne Payne (Great Britain) – World Champion and Olympic Favorite
She peaks at the right moment and excels when the world’s fastest swimmers start nipping at her heals.
Repeating her world championship performance from 2009, Keri-Anne led from start to finish at the 2011 World Championships in the pressure-laden 10K race.
Showcasing her exceptional navigational IQ, her extraordinary aerobic conditioning and a tenacity inherent in her DNA, Keri-Anne never let up at the world championships and never looked back as she became the hands-down Olympic gold medal favorite.
Named as World Open Water Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine and Ligue Europeenne de Natation (LEN), the icon of Great Britain is experiencing a great build-up to the Olympic year in her home country.
For her outstanding world championship swim that clearly demonstrated her mastery over the world’s elite, but also for her personable interaction with fans, her friendly patience with the media, and her ability to rise to the occasion when all the marbles are at stack, Keri-Anne Payne is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
For more information on Keri-Anne Payne, 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...