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Friday, September 21, 2012
Join The International Marathon Swimming Hall Of Fame
Everyone is welcome to and encouraged to listen in, participate and share their warmly-welcomed opinions and recommendations. Even if a swimmer or coach has not paid for the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, the Board of Directors and General Meeting will be open and free to all.
The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Policy Manual requires that it conduct an annual informational and brainstorming meeting to educate membership and others of its programs and activities. The Board of Directors welcomes anyone to its General Meeting where it also provides a financial report together with a preliminary budget for the next fiscal year.
This meeting will include the following agenda items:
1. Financial Status Report
2. Proposed 2013 Budget and Payment by PayPal
3. Fundraising Proposals
4. Nominations for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame Honourees and Certificate of Merit recipients
5. Status of Joe Grossman Publication
6. Special ISHOF Awards Ceremony
7. Record A Swim Program and World Records
There are a number of issues that will be discussed in regards to the Record A Swim Program as it is currently managed by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame:
A. How and why to record a swim. Currently, the IMSHOF only records the effort. It does not make any value judgement to include or not include a swim on the list. B. Definition of a record swim C. Standards used to verify a swim: who, what, where, when and how. D. Definition of a marathon swim E. Swims that fall within and outside established jurisdictions or governing bodies F. Rules and expectations for use of breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly in marathon swims G. Roles and responsibilities of Observers H. The Honour System for swims outside established governing bodies I. World record swims require official observers J. The Future of the IMSHOF and the sport of marathon swimming K. Items from the floor
IMSHOF Board members Dr. Marcy MacDonald (USA), Michael Read MBE (UK), Shelley Taylor-Smith, Dale Petranech (USA), Steven Munatones (USA), Skip Storch (USA), Penny Dean (USA), John York (USA), Tim Johnson (USA) and others are scheduled to attend this meeting.
For more information on the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, visit here.
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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.
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...