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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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Malta-Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition
The August 18th event is part of the six-part open water swimming series hosted by the Birkirkara St Joseph's Sports Club in Malta.
Malta is an archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of the coast of Sicily, Italy.
The Malta-Gozo-Malta swim is held in the channel between the main island Malta and its sister island Gozo. Along the way, swimmers pass the small picturesque island of Comino.
Non-wetsuit and wetsuit swimmers can choose between a one-way distance of 5.5 km or a two-way crossing of 11 km. The annual charity event is usually held the third Saturday of August. Swimmers are required to be accompanied by escort boats, although swimming in groups up to four is allowed. The two-way 11 km swim starts in Marfa Bay on Malta with a turn-around buoy in Qala on Gozo. The one-way 5.5 km swim starts from Gozo and finishes on Malta.
The channel swims are part of the local open water swimming series organized by the Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club. The series is held between June and August where local swimmers must qualify for the channel swim. Foreigner swimmers must produce a recent medical certificate and a letter from their coach to enable them to participate.
On June 7th and June 20th, there are 2 km coastal sea races. On July 4th and July 18th, there is a 2 km coastal sea race. On August 1st, there is a 4 km coastal sea race and on August 29th, there is a 2 km coastal sea race.
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Listen to the World's Great Authorities on Open Water - Sid Cassidy
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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.
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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...