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2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will commence in Cork/Ireland in October.
Cork Lions Club & University College Cork in association with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association are proud to host the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Touché, Rendy Lynn Opdycke Takes Up Pentathlon
Within a 36-day window in July and August 2008, the Washington state multi-sport athlete successfully completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 46 minutes on July 5th, then the English Channel in 10 hours 54 minutes on July 27th, and then the Catalina Channel in 8 hours 28 minutes on August 9th.
After her Triple Crown achievement, she earned a masters degree in education and learned to shoot, fence and ride horses in her new goal to become a world-class pentathlete. Rendy is currently competing for USA Pentathlon and training in Colorado Springs at the USA Olympic Training Center. Slimmed down and confident in her new land skills, the former marathon swimmer is looking good for a possible shot at representing the USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
"She has really improved and is quite an athlete," remarked Genadijus Sokolovas of USA Pentathlon where athletes compete in épée fencing, shooting, 200m freestyle, equestrian show jumping and cross country running.
"I lost over 30 lbs from my days of marathon swimming and had to learn a lot of new skills, but it is fun and love the sport and training here at the Olympic Training Center."
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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...