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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Celebración Global De La Natación De Aguas Abiertas

Héroes y heroínas de las maratones de natación se reunirán en el Queen Mary en Long Beach, California, Estados Unidos, para la Ceremonia Internacional Anual de ingreso en el Salón de la Fama del Marathon de Natación, la Conferencia Mundial de natación de aguas abiertas y los premios Mundiales de natación de aguas abiertas del 21 al 23 de Septiembre.

Tres días de espectáculo de natación en aguas abiertas que ofrecerán una serie de entrega de premios, firmas de libros, natación y presentaciones inspiradoras y educativas a cargo de notables representantes de este deporte. El fin de semana culminará con un evento de natación de aguas abiertas en el trazado de remo olímpico de Long Beach.

Los nadadores competirán enuna réplica del circuito de Triatlón Olímpico y Marathon de Natación que se utilizará en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012. Las competición a nado incluirán los 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km y 10 km.

EVENTOS DEL FIN DE SEMANA
- Conferencia global de la natación de aguas abiertas.
- Ceremonia Internacional de ingreso en el Salón de la Fama del Marathon de Natación.
- Premios Mundiales de natación de aguas abiertas.
- Competición a nado de los 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km y 10 km en la réplica del trazado de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres.

FECHAS
Viernes, 21 de Septiembre – Domingo, 23 Septiembre.

LUGAR DE CONFERENCIAS
A bordo del Queen Mary, uno de los más famosos trasatlánticos del mundo: www.queenmary.com

LOCALIZACIÓN DE LAS COMPETICONES DE NATACIÓN
Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California (ver foto adjunta) que fue la sede de remo de los Juegos Olímpicos de 1932 en Los Ángeles.

CIRCUITO DE LAS COMPETICIONES DE NATACIÓN
Replica del trazado de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 en Hide Park, Londres.

AGENDA
Viernes, 21 de Septiembre
Recepción de bienvenida y firma de libros en el Queen Mary en Long Beach, California, USA.

Sábado, 22 de Septiembre
- Conferencia Global de Natación de Aguas Abiertas 2012 + Premios Mundiales de la Natación de Aguas Abiertas (almuerzo) + Ceremonia Internacional de ingreso en el Salón de la Fama del Marathon de Natación (cena). Los homenajeados en la ceremonia son:

Larisa Ilchenko (Rusia), Medalla de oro Olímpico de los 10Km en aguas abiertas en 2008.
Maarten van der Weijden (Holanda), Medalla de oro Olímpico de los 10Km en aguas abiertas en 2008 y superación de leucemia.
Sri Chinmoy (India) Administrador de honor a título póstumo.
Ned Denison (Irlanda), Consumado nadador y entrenador de natación en aguas abiertas
David Parcells (USA), Nadador de honor a título póstumo.
Faros Marathon Swim (Croacia) Como organización de honor.
Irish Long Distance Swimming Association (Irlanda) Como organización de honor.
Marcos Díaz (Republica Dominicana), Embajador de la natación de las Naciones Unidas.
Drury Gallagher (USA), Fundador de la Manhattan Island Swimming Association.
Chad Hundeby (USA), Poseedor del record del Canal de la Mancha y del Canal de Catalina.
Eleanor Studley Hurd (USA), Primera mujer en nadar el estrecho entre Europa y Asia.
Des Renford (Australia), a título póstumo por nadar 19 veces el Canal de la Mancha.

También serán galardonados en los Premios Mundiales de Natación de Aguas Abiertas:

Nejib Belhedi (Túnez) Hazaña del año del mundo de las aguas abiertas 2011.
Pilar Geijo (Argentina), Mujer del año del mundo de las aguas abiertas 2011.
Jamie Patrick (USA), Hombre del año del mundo de las aguas abiertas 2011.

Otros conferenciantes son:

Wayne Riddin (Sudáfrica), Director de la carrera más larga en aguas abiertas, la Midmar Mile.
Mark Perry (Reino Unido), Entrenador del equipo británico de natación.
Colin Hill (Reino Unido), Director técnico del Marathon de natación de 10Km en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres.
Diana Nyad (USA), Nadador honorífico del salón de la fama del Marathon de Natación.
Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia), 7 veces campeona del mundo de natación en aguas abiertas.
Forrest Nelson (USA), Presidente de la Federación del Canal de Catalina y nadador del canal.
• Dr. Marcy MacDonald (USA), 12 veces nadador en el Canal de la Mancha.
Martin Strel (Eslovenia), Legendario nadador de Marathon, record Guiness.
Yutaka Shinozaki (Japón), Fundador de la Asociación Internacional de Aguas Abiertas de Japón.
Craig Dietz (USA), Nadador sin extremidades.
Greta Andersen (USA), Medalla de oro olímpica, Nadadora del salón de la fama del Marathon de Natación.
Ricardo Ratto (Brasil), Nadador de aguas abiertas FINA y árbitro olímpico de aguas abiertas.
Erik Van Loon (Holanda), Fundador de King of the Rivers.
• Ivan Torres (México), Director de la carrera de Cancún, México.
• Dr. Khwaja Aziz (Bangladesh), Miembro del comité técnico de aguas abiertas de la FINA.

Domingo, 23 de Septiembre
Marine Stadium en Long Beach
• 100-metros
• 800-metros (½ circuito del trazado olímpico)
• 1 vuelta al circuito del trazado olímpico (1.5 km)
• 3 vueltas al circuito del trazado olímpico (5 km)
• 6 vueltas al circuito del trazado olímpico (10 km)

INFORMACIÓN
Para más información, visita www.openwaterswimming.com

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2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

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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."

The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Programme

Wednesday, September 17th
Leave Glasgow to commence 2-day tour of Scotland [closest international airport is Glasgow]

Thursday, September 18th
Stay Mainland, North of Scotland

Friday, September 19th
14:00 - Swim Loch Lomond
17:00 - Head to Isle of Bute
19:30 - Scottish Banquet
21:30 - Dinner Dance

Saturday, September 20th
09:00 - Registration & Coffee
10:00 - Speeches
12:20 - Lunch and WOWSA Awards
13:40 – Speeches
15:40 - Round Table
19:00 - International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

Sunday, September 21st
09:00 - Registration & Coffee
10:00 - Speeches
14:30 - Swim in St Ninian's Bay on the Isle of Bute

The luminaries of the open water swimming world who will be honored in Scotland will include:

* Sandra Bucha (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* Jon Erikson (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Claudio Plit (Argentina), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Judith van Berkel-de Njis (Netherlands), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* David Yudovin (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Mercedes Gleitze (Great Britain), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* George Young (Canada), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Dale Petranech (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Contributor
* Melissa Cunningham (Australia), 2013 Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award winner
* Vojislav Mijić (Serbia), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* James Anderson (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Administrator
* Dr. Jane Katz (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Administrator
* Indonesian Swimming Federation, , International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Organisation
* Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* Pádraig Mallon (Ireland), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year
* Olga Kozydub (Russia), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
* Bering Strait Swim (international team), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
* International Ice Swimming Association (Ram Barkai, founder, South Africa), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year

For additional articles on the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, visit:

* Olga Kozydub To Be Honored In Scotland
* Pádraig Mallon To Be Honored In Mount Stuart Castle
* Mount Stuart House, Splendid Setting For Swimming
* Colleen Blair To Kick-off Global Open Water Swimming Conference
* The Man Who Swims Better Than He Walks
* Joining In The Sea Goddess At The Hall Of Fame
* Mercedes Gleitze To Be Honored In Scotland
* The Incredible Career Of Merceded Gleitze
* Jon Erikson To Be Honoured In Florida
* The Incredible Career Of Mercedes Gleitze
* St Ninian's Bay To Host International Swim Conference

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