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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, March 18, 2012
From London to Long Beach
But its origins will be showcased in August at the 2012 London Olympic Games where 25 of the fastest open water swimmers and triathletes on the planet will be televised within sight of Buckingham Palace, surrounded by tens of thousands of cheering fans on the banks of the Serpentine.
In the center of London in the middle of Hyde Park, the world’s best triathletes and swimmers will gather to compete for gold, silver and bronze. These athletes will converge and compete on a compact, spectator-friendly course on the Serpentine, a man-made lake created in 1730.
With camera angles guaranteed to enthrall worldwide television audiences, the athletes, coaches, fans and media enjoy truly special moments in open water swimming history. Without a doubt, these endurance races will come down to climactic photo finishes that will be replayed over and over again, etching the drama and excitement of open water swimming and triathlon to the world's sporting community.
A replica of the marathon swim course will be transported from London to Long Beach so athletes of all ages, abilities and backgrounds will be able to swim in the exact same course of the Olympic swimmers and triathletes. Each and every one of the competitors in Long Beach can round the buoys, swim down the backstretch, navigate the turns, and sprint to the finish just like the Olympic heroes.
From London to Long Beach... a grand opportunity.
The events will take place in September in Marine Stadium, the site of the rowing competition at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The 140m, 800m, 1.6K, 5K and 10K races are part of the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame weekend, a star-studded event where swimmers and triathletes can mingle with some of the world’s most accomplished endurance athletes.
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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...