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Open Water Event Sanctioning
Open water swimmers and coaches are finding resources and recognition at WOWSA.|
Sanction Application | Observer Reports
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
WOWSA Woman of the Year Nominee Pamela Dickson (NZ) – Lady of the Lake
The oldest person to swim the Cook Strait dug deep and proved that her chronological age was less important than the rhythm she has developed for the open water despite conditions that can range from dead stillness to raging turbulence. The massage therapist understands her vast potential as she scouts the world for her next marathon swims.
She has developed a profound oneness with her aquatic venues and loves the feeling of the water around her, whether it is an ocean, lake or pool. Despite conditions that can only be described as inhospitable, she never feels like quitting. For her sense of teamwork with those who support her, her record swims in Lake Taupo and the Cook Strait, and her deep passion for the sport, Pamela Dickson is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
For more information on Pamela Dickson, 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...