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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 Dr. Marcella MacDonald (USA) – Freestyling Foot Doctor
Serious, smiling and smart, the good doctor surrounds herself with a good team and gets it done every time. In 2011, she not only kicked off the English Channel season with the first Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation sanctioned swim in June with a 10 hour 34 minute crossing, but she also ended the English Channel season with her 12th crossing of her career in October with an 11 hour 51 minute success.
How she works in these marathon feats given her responsibilities with patients and the causes she champions is a wonder. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and board director continues to support others and strongly advocates proper training in preparation for any kind of open water swim.
With her ever-present broad smile, her knack for getting the job done, and heartfelt appreciation for all those who support her and the sport of marathon swimming, Dr. Marcy MacDonald is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
For more information on Dr. MacDonald, 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...