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2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will commence in Cork/Ireland in October.
Cork Lions Club & University College Cork in association with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association are proud to host the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
What are the names of the different types of jellyfish? How many are there? How many different types of jellyfish are there? What are the biggest jellyfish? What are the most poisonous jellyfish? How do they sting? How much do stings hurt? How do they eat, mate and move? Why are they gelatinous? How many tentacles do they have? What kind of venom do they produce? Are there any anti-venom salves? What is the best treatment for jellyfish stings? Are jellyfish related to Portuguese man o war or sea nettles? Where do people eat jellyfish for food?
Imagine if a colorfully dramatic box jellyfish exhibit, accompanied by pictures of stings endured by open water swimmers, was created by scientists and school districts around the world? Imagine if this portable exhibit was provided to teachers so that these creatures, their environments and life cycles could be explained in every classroom of school children?
Now that would be a fun and educational part of science class!
What a great way to inspire the next generation of citizens to appreciate these organisms and the pending disaster brewing in our oceans. Once the 5th graders of the world start to learn about these issues and how the world's oceans are turning into a perfect storm for the jellyfish crowd, they will certainly get the attention of their parents to also know about this issue...and how the jellyfish are quietly dominating the marine environment.
Copyright © 2012 by Open Water Source
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
WOWSA Observer Reports
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...