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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ana Marcela Cunha Wins Another FINA World Cup Title

Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil handily won her second FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup title with a season-long dominating performance, from South America to Europe, North America to Asia.

After a third place finish in Santos (Brazil), a sixth in Viedma (Argentina) in the first two legs of the World Cup circuit, Ana Marcela really started to pick up steam.

She won the 10 km races in Eilat (Israel) and Cancun (Mexico), then picked up a third in lac St-Jean (Canada) and a second in lac Mégantic (Canada), and then finished the season with victories in Hong Kong and Shantou (China).

Consistently competitive throughout the season, tenaciously tough in all conditions warm and cold, and spectacularly speedy down the finish, Ana Marcela fired on all cylinders in 3 continents during 2012.  While she maintained a full pool and ocean swimming schedule in her native country of Brazil, she put her stamp on the international circuit.

And expect her to continue her winning ways until the 2016 Rio Olympics where she will be well-positioned to be competitive in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim in Copacabana Beach in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators.

1. Ana Marcela Cunha (BRA) 160 points
2. Nadine Reichert (GER) 106 points
3. Angela Maurer (GER) 103 points
4. Eva Fabian (USA) 56 points
5. Olga Beresnyeva (UKR) 48 points
6. Christine Jennings (USA) 46 points
7. Martina Grimaldi (ITA) 36 points
8. Emily Brunemann (USA) 30 points
8. Cao Shi Yue (CHN) 30 points
10. Shi Yu (CHN) 28 points
11. Jana Pechanova (CZE) 22 points
12. Anna Guseva (RUS) 20 points
13. Karla Sitic (CRO) 19 points
14. Alexandra Sokolova (RUS) 18 points
14. Ekaterina Seliverstova (RUS) 18 points
14. Haley Anderseon 18 points
17. Zsofia Balazs (CAN) 17 points
17. Cara Baker (NZL) 17 points
19. Heidi George (USA) 16 points
19. Xin Xin (CHN) 16 points
21. Beatrice Pineau (CAN) 15 points
22. Aurelie Muller (FRA) 14 points
22. Poliana Okimoto (BRA) 14 points
22. Anna Uvarova (RUS) 14 points
22. Ashley Twichell (USA) 14 points
22. Leah Cutting (AUS) 14 points
27. Giorgia Consiglio (ITA) 12 points
27. Yanel Pinto (VEN) 12 points
27. Nadine Williams (CAN) 12 points
30. Cecilia Biagioli (ARG) 10 points
30. Claire Thompson (USA) 10 points
32. Elizveta Gorshkova (RUS) 8 points
32. Zhou Lili (CHN) 8 points
34. Alejandra Gonzales Lara (MEX) 6 points
34. Alona Berbasova (UKR) 6 points
34. Kalliopi Araouzou (GRE) 6 points
34. Margarita Dominguez (ESP) 6 points
34. Silvie Rybarova (CZE) 6 points
34. Isabelle Longo (BRA) 6 points
34. Benjaporn Sriphanomthorn (THA) 6 points
34. Wang Jing Yu (CHN) 6 points
34. Emily Seymour (AUS) 6 points
34. He Shi Hui (CHN) 6 points
34. Alice Whiley (AUS) 6 points
34. Wang Hefei (CHN) 6 points
46. Yumi Kida (JPN) 5 points
46. Betina Lorscheitter (BRA) 5 points
48. Alice Franco (ITA) 4 points
48. Carla Diaz (VEN) 4 points
48. Daniela Pinto (POR) 4 points
48. Ines Hahn (GER) 4 points
48. Linsy Heister (NED) 4 points
48. Maaike Waaijer (NED) 4 points
48. Marianna Lymperta (GRE) 4 points
48. Svenja Zihsler (GER) 4 points
48. Tyra Rooney (CAN) 4 points
48. Mathilde Sorensen (DEN) 4 points
48. Eloise Labrecque (CAN) 4 points
48. Jade Dusablon (CAN) 4 points
48. Leena Struzina (CAN) 4 points
48. Leonie Pamerleau (CAN) 4 points
48. Lei Shan (CHN) 4 points
48. Yang Dandan (CHN) 4 points
48. Cu Buzhou (CHN) 4 points
48. Li Yilin (CHN) 4 points
48. Chen Xinyi (CHN) 4 points
48. Liu Zige (CHN) 4 points
48. Tian Muran (CHN) 4 points
48. Jiang Yu (CHN) 4 points
48. Li Mo (CHN) 4 points
48. Chu Xu (CHN) 4 points
48. Tian Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Yang Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Deng Aichen (CHN) 4 points
48. Kong Xiangtong (CHN) 4 points
48. Bao Xueyi (CHN) 4 points
48. Ten Yue (CHN) 4 points
48. Xu Ruyun (CHN) 4 points
79. Anne Greta Olasz (HUN) 3 points
79. Gabriela Cordeiro (BRA) 3 points
81. Alexandra Philippa Panayides (CYP) 2 points
81. Anastasia Krapivina (RUS) 2 points
81. Caitlin Nolan (CAN) 2 points
81. Chen Pinsly (ISR) 2 points
81. Cindy Toscano (GUA) 2 points
81. Erika Villaecija (ESP) 2 points
81. Federica Vitale (ITA) 2 points
81. Gabriela Rocha (BRA) 2 points
81. Laila El-Bassiouni (EGY) 2 points
81. Lee Cohen (ISR) 2 points
81. Lidiya Ivanova (BUL) 2 points
81. Liliana Hernandez (VEN) 2 points
81. Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) 2 points
81. Maria Bulakhova (RUS) 2 points
81. Mariana De Souza (BRA) 2 points
81. Melissa Villasenor (MEX) 2 points
81. Nouran Tanek (EGY) 2 points
81. Ophelie Aspord (FRA) 2 points
81. Rotem Amit (ISR) 2 points
81. Rotem Shimron (ISR) 2 points
81. Swann Oberson (SUI) 2 points
81. Teja Zupan (SLO) 2 points
81. Vicenia Navarro (VEN) 2 points
81. Yehudit Eini (ISR) 2 points
81. Zaira Cardenas (MEX) 2 points
81. Sarah-Lee Hevey (CAN) 2 points
81. Marianela Mendoza (ARG) 2 points
81. Noelia Petti (ARG) 2 points
81. Charlotte Webby (NZL) 2 points
81. Caitlin Wall (NZL) 2 points
81. Chan Ching Man (HKG) 2 points
81. Wong Ming Yu Claudia (HKG) 2 points
81. Sithee Sontisiriklit (THA) 2 points
81. Qu Hong Fei (HKG) 2 points
116. Florencia Melo (VEN) 0 points
117. Ingrid  Franca (BRA) 0 points
118. Mirna Romero (MEX) 0 points
119. Noga Perry (ISR) 0 points
120. Roni Bove (ISR) 0 points
121. Tali Lemcoff (ISR) 0 points
122. Nika Kozamernik (SLO) 0 points
123. Nicole Ribas (BRA) 0 points
124. Rita Vanessa Garcia (ARG) 0 points
125. Kathryn Gagnon (CAN) 0 points
126. Li Xue (CHN) 0 points

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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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