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Saturday, January 7, 2012

TriMag Asia To Highlight Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia

HONG KONG. TriMag Asia will include an article about the Top 50 Open Water Swims in Asia in its upcoming issue.

Open water swimming is exploding around the world - especially in Asia. New swims and attempts at solo swims and relays in new locations are popping up on every country at a rapid rate. With the centre of the open water world still in Europe, growth in other regions of the world is feverish ... and nowhere like Asia.

Of the hundreds of open water swims in Asia, these are some of the most popular, best organized, most challenging and most scenic open water swims:

1. Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival - 3.3K (Jih Yueh Tan, Taiwan)
2. Clean Half Marathon Swim - 14.5K Relay (Hong Kong)
3. Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Boğazıçi Kitalararasi Yarislari)) - 6.5K (Kandili, Asia to Kuruçeşme, Turkey)
4. Asian Beach Games - 5K, 10K (various countries, Haiyang, China in 2012)
5. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 81K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
6. Atami Open Water Swimming Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Shizuoka, Japan)
7. Cambodia Sea Festival - 3K, 5K (Ochheuteal Beach, Cambodia)
8. International Masters Open Water Swim – 0.8K, 3K, 2K relay (Izu National Park, Shizuoka, Japan)
9. 358 Swim – 3K, 5K, 8K (Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines)
10. Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union Sea Swim – 2 miles (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
11. Turkish Victory Day Swim - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont, Turkey)
12. Lord Bryon's Swim Festival - 4.5K (Canakkale, Hellespont - Turkey)
13. Bosphorus International Swim - 7.1K (Istanbul Strait from Meis, Greece to Kas, Turkey)
14. Temiz Korfezde Yuzelim - 5K (Kocaeli, Turkey)
15. Kenting Sea Swim - 3K (Kenting, Taiwan)
16. Gulf Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)
17. Lake Biwa - distance can vary (Shiga, Japan)
18. Southeast Asian Games - 5K, 10K (Putri Island, Indonesia in 2011)
19. Interclub Masters’ Open Water Sea Swim – 1K (Mount Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
20. Arab Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)
21. Iran Open Water Swim - 3K (Noshahr Northern Beach, Caspian Sea, Iran)
22. Bali Ocean Swim - 1.2K, 5K (Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia)
23. Okinawa Uruma Hamahiga Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Tokashiku Beach, Okinawa, Japan)
24. Nichinan-Kaigan Nangoh Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K and 2K (Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan)
25. Trans of Guns Tanegashima Open Water Swim - 0.8K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan)
26. Atami Open Water Swim Race Japan Grand Prix - 0.4K, 0.8K, 3.2K, 2K relay (Atami, Shizuoka, Japan)
27. Aichi Minamichita Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K (Aichi, Japan)
28. Minamiboso Kyonan Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1.6K, 3.2K, 1.6K relay (Chiba, Japan)
29. Shiga Biwako Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, 1.6K relay (Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan)
30. Nihonsandaikei Okumatsushima Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1-mile, 2-mile, 1.6K (Okumatsushima, Japan)
31. All India Sea Swimming Competition - 24 miles (Chorwad to Veraval, India)
32. Genkainada Kokuteikouen Open Water Swim - 0.4K, 1K, 3K, and 0.8K and 2K relays (Fukuoka, Japan)
33. Izu Oshima Open Water Swim - 1K, 2K, 1.6K relay (Oshima Island, Japan)
34. Okinawa Tokashiku Beach Open Water Swim- 0.4K, 1K, 5K, 1.6K relay (Okinawa, Japan)
35. Sakurajima Kinko Bay Open Water Swimming Championships - 4K (Kinko Bay, Kagoshima, Japan)
36. Sheko Challenge - 2.2K, 4K (Shek-O Big Wave Bay to Back Beach, Hong Kong)
37. Japan Open - Open Water Swimming - 10K, 4K relay (Tateyama, Chiba, Japan)
38. Nakijin Open Water Swim Race - 3.8K (Uppama Beach, Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan)
39. Yonaguni Island Circumnavigation - 29K (Yonaguni Island, Okinawa, Japan)
40. Tsugaru Channel - 19.5K (between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan)
41. Clean Half Marathon Swimming Open Water - 14.5K Solo (Hong Kong)
42. Xiamen-Kinman Swimming - 7.1K (Tiamen, China to Kinmen, Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait)
43. Chikugo River Swim Race - (Chikugo, Japan)
44. India National Open Water Swimming Competition - 19K (Behrampur, River Bhagirathi, West Bengal, India)
45. South Asian Beach Games - 5K (Hambantota, Sri Lanka in 2011)
46. Ganga River Long Distance Swimming Competition - 10K (Bihar, India)
47. Five Lakes of Mount Fuji - distance can vary (Shizuoka, Japan)
48. FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup - 10K (Xinjin River, Shantou, China)
49. 1.8K New World Cross Harbour Race - 1.8K (Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong)
50. Asian Open Water Swimming Championship - 5K (various locations)

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2 comments:

  1. Great to have an overview of OWS events in Asia as they are rare. If I'm not mistaken, a couple of those listed were one-off events or are discontinued (eg Palm Open, Dubai, SA Beach Games, SIngapore OWS). Cleanhalf is listed twice - though it deserves it, as it is one of the best OWS in Asia.

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  2. The Clean Half is listed twice - once for its relay competition and once for its solo competitors.

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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Agenda


Friday, 19 September

5:30

PM


Welcome Reception at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Documentary films shown throughout the reception:

Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa – Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
(film by Bruckner Chase)

Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain
(film by Wayne Ewing about Matthew Moseley's Lake Pontchartrain crossing)

Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska
(film by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko about the relay between Russia and Alaska)

The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau
(film about Simon Holiday's Pearl River Delta crossing)


Saturday, 20 September

9:00

AM


Registration and Coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Keynote Speech:
Colleen Blair (Scotland) on The History of Scottish Swimming

10:20

AM


Christopher Guesdon (Australia) on Multidimensional Roles In The Sport

10:30

AM


Colin Hill (England) on Recent Explosion in UK Open Water

10:50

AM


Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) on The Feminine Code of Achievement - How a Lady from Down Under Revolutionized Professional Marathon Swimming

11:10

AM


Simon Murie (England) on Open Water Swimming Holidays: How A New Sector Was Created Within The Travel Industry

11:30

AM


Swimming The Oceans Seven
A round table discussion moderated by:
Kevin Murphy (England), with Stephen Redmond (Ireland), Anna-Carin Nordin (Sweden),
Darren Miller (USA), Adam Walker (England), Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand)

12:30

PM


Coffee and Break

1:00

PM


World Open Water Swimming Awards Luncheon:
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA)

Pádraig Mallon (Ireland), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year

Olga Kozydub (Russia), 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year

Bering Strait Swim, 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year

Honoring: Vladimir Chegorin, Maria Chizhova, Elena Guseva, Ram Barkai, Jack Bright, Oksana Veklich, Aleksandr Jakovlevs, Matías Ola, Henri Kaarma, Toomas Haggi, Nuala Moore, Anne Marie Ward, Toks Viviers, Melissa O’Reilly, Ryan Stramrood, Cristian Vergara, Craig Lenning, Rafal Ziobro, Andrew Chin, Jackie Cobell, James Pittar, Paolo Chiarino, Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen, Ivan Papulshenko, Zdenek Tlamicha, Zhou Hanming, Oleg Adamov, Andrei Agarkov, Alekseev Semen, Tatiana Alexandrova, Roman Belan, Elena Semenova, Alexander Brylin, Afanasii Diackovskii, Vladimir Nefatov, Evgenii Dokuchaev, Oleg Docuckaev, Roman Efimov, Dmitrii Filitovich, Olga Filitovich, Victor Godlevskiy, Olga Golubeva, Alexei Golubkin, Alexander Golubkin, Alexandr Iurkov, Oleg Ivanov, Pavel Kabakov, Eduard Khodakovskiy, Aleksandr Komarov, Aleksandr Kuliapin, Andrey Kuzmin, Irina Lamkina, Vladimir Litvinov, Andrey Mikhalev, Victor Moskvin, Nikolay Petshak, Sergey Popov, Vladimir Poshivailov, Grigorii Prokopchuk, Dmitrii Zalka, Natalia Seraya, Viacheslav Shaposhnikov, Olga Sokolova, Andrei Sychev, Alexei Tabakov, and Nataliia Usachaeva [represented by Admiral Konstantin Sidenko and Nuala Moore]


2:30

PM


Alexey Salmin Pavlovich (Russia) and Dmitry Dragozhilov (Russia)
on the 2016 Winter Swimming World Championships [film]

2:50

PM


Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey) on Motivating Swimmers

3:10

PM


Dmitry Blokhin (Russia) and Aleksei Veller (Russia)
on the First World Ice Swimming Championships [film]

3:30

PM


Matthew Moseley (USA)’s Dancing With The Water, Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain [film]

3:50

PM


Simon Holliday (England) and Doug Woodring (Hong Kong)’s The Clean Swim – Hong Kong to Macau 2014 [film]

5:00

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF)

IMSHOF Induction Ceremonies and Dinner
with co-hosts Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia) and Steven Munatones (USA).

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Elizabeth Fry (USA), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Vojislav Mijić (Serbia), IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • James Anderson (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Dr. Jane Katz (USA), IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Indonesian Swimming Federation Open Water Committee (Indonesia), IMSHOF Honour Organisation

  • Melissa Cunningham (Australia), Irving Davids – Captain Roger Wheeler Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Sandra Bucha (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer

  • Jon Erikson (USA), ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer [represented by Sandra Bucha]

6:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Introduction Video.
Welcome speech by host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

6:45

PM


Dinner

7:30

PM


International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)
Induction Ceremonies and Dinner with host Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)

Recognition of International Swimming Hall of Fame honorees:

  • Mercedes Gleitze (England)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by daughter Doloranda Pember]

  • Dale Petranech (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Contributer and IMSHOF Honour Administrator

  • Claudio Plit (Argentina)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Shelley Taylor-Smith]

  • Judith van Berkel-de Nijs (Netherlands)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by Niek Kloots]

  • George Young (Canada)
    ISHOF Honor Pioneer Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer
    [represented by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation]

  • David Yudovin (USA)
    ISHOF Honor Open Water Swimmer and IMSHOF Honour Swimmer


Sunday, 21 September

9:00

AM


Registration and coffee at Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute, Scotland

10:00

AM


Nuala Moore (Ireland) on The Mindset of 1000m at 0ºC

10:20

AM


Admiral Konstantin Sidenko (Russia)’s Bering Strait Swim Chukotka - Alaska in 2013 [film]

10:40

AM


Ned Denison (Ireland) on Swimming The World

11:00

AM


Bruckner Chase (USA)’s Blue Journey-Amerika Samoa
Stronger Together: The Waterman’s Way
[film]

11:20

AM


Rok Kerin (Slovenia) on Lifestyle Benefits From Open Water Swimming

12:00

PM


Survey distribution and group photo-taking

2:00

PM


Swim at Stravvana Bay, Isle of Bute






CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

The Global Open Water Swimming Conference is a conference on the sport of open water swimming, marathon swimming and swimming during triathlons and multi-sport endurance events.

The conference which has been attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from 6 continents, is devoted to providing information about the latest trends, race tactics, training techniques, equipment, psychological preparation, race organization and safety practices used in the sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons.

The conference's mission is to provide opportunities to listen and meet many of the world's most foremost experts in open water swimming, and to meet and discuss the sport among swimmers, coaches, administrators, event organizers, sponsors, vendors, officials, escort pilots, and volunteers from kayakers to safety personnel.

Dozens of presentations at the 2014 Conference at the Mount Stuart House cover numerous aspects of the vast and growing world of open water swimming where attendees can learn and share the latest trends, race tactics, training modalities, swimming techniques, equipment, race organization, logistics, operations, and safety practices for open water swimming as a solo swimmer, competitive athlete, fitness swimmer, masters swimmer, triathlete, multi-sport athlete, administrator, race promoter, sponsor or referee.

The conference was first held in Long Beach, California as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships. It has since been held on the Queen Mary in California, at Columbia University and the United Nations in New York City, and in Cork, Ireland. This year in September, it comes to another iconic location, the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

"The Global Open Water Swimming Conference was started due to the desire and need for athletes, coaches, referees, administrators, race directors, promoters and sponsors from around the world to share, collect and learn information about the growing sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons," said founder Steven Munatones. "Other swimming conferences usually offering nothing on open water swimming or perhaps a speech or two, but we thought open water swimming deserves its own global conference. It is great that the community shares its information via the online social network, but there is nothing like meeting other open water swimming enthusiasts face-to-face and talking about the sport from morning to night."

Speakers at the conference include English Channel swimmers, ice swimmers, record holders, renowned coaches, world champions, professional marathon swimmers, renowned race directors, officials and administrators from the Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

"Because the audience is passionate and educated about the sport and its finest practitioners, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference is also the location of the induction ceremonies for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the annual WOWSA Awards that recognize the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. Special Lifetime Achievement Awards are also occasionally presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport over their career."


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