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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Jaime Caballero's Equation For Success = 53 + 20
"I feel really proud," said Jaime after his fast swim in 53°F (11°C) water. "But at the same time I felt really tired. The winds made the waves terribly choppy. I am really proud of the Triple Crown accomplishment because I love swimming."
He took it out fast as he reached the halfway point around the 3-hour mark, but the waves slowed him down. However, the cold was not about to defeat him. "I was able to deal with the cold water because of my hard training in northern Spain near San Sebastian." But he had a huge motivation to get this channel under his cap.
"Our reason for doing this is for raising money for Augie's Quest and to find cures for ALS (Asociación Siempre Adelante). Many of us have lost family members to this disease. We are very enthusiastic with what we are doing for ALS treatments."
Since 2011, the 49th person in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming has raised nearly US$150,000. Today's swim raised US$100,000 alone as one of the largest and most successful charity swims in history. His smile lit up once he stepped on the California coastline. "I'm very happy how it turned out."
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2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn 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.
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