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Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Snapping Tortuga Goes Olympic
The Snapping Tortuga Swim Series Race Director Tim Floyd said, "With more and more people taking to the open water for competitions, we wanted to offer the ultimate challenge. We are proud to be hosting the first 10K in Texas and look forward to the swimmers who show up to swim the distance."
On the Bale of Tortuga’s Relay, each team will have 4 athletes who will each swim a 15-minute leg, then a 10-minute leg, then 5-minute legs until their team has completed the course.
For 10 km solo swimmers, the field will be limited to 15 qualified athletes who are faster than a 1:30 5 km swim (sans wetsuit) or can do a 10 km swim in under four hours. Solo swimmers must provide their own escort and safety observer in a kayak, canoe, or boat.
To register for the Bale of Tortugas, visit www.SnappingTortuga.com.
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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
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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...