DNOWS Header

Image Map

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nejib Belhedi Extends Invitation For Ouma

HASSAN BEACH, Tunisia. The 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nejib Belhedi swims day after day along the coast of his native Tunisia, continuing to build awareness of open water swimming.

His 1400K Swim Across Tunisia started out as a one-man journey from western Tunisia last June.

Over the past several months, Nejib has gradually and relentlessly picked up momentum, generated media attention, and recruited swimming partners along the way as he swims his way to the eastern border of Tunisia.

For any open water swimmer who wishes to join with Nejib, he has arranged free accommodations in a well-equipped guest housing near the Mediterranean Sea in Mahdia, owned by Professor Salem Brahim. "I accompanied Nejib to Hassan Beach. We gave a new name to a building in his honor, The Peach Guest Home, as a tribute to his swim of peace across Tunisia. It is only a few meters from the Mediterranean in Mahdia."
"I encourage swimmers to take part with me in the Swim of Peace," said Nejib fresh from his latest swim in Hassen Beach that was covered by Al Kass TV from Qatar. "The swimmers will also be escorted by local pilots as part of our local spirit of ouma.

Do ouma, or swimming in the sea, together with Nejib on a world record setting 1400K Swim Across Tunisia.

For more information on joining in with Nejib and the free accommodations, contact Nejib Belhedi directly via email.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:

The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program