To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 16,618 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, ice swims, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors. Sponsored by WOWSA.org.
2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
2016 WOWSA Woman of the Year – Jaimie Monahan
2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Liz Schlicher Tops Women's Solos, Relays In The Clean Half
"We enjoyed great conditions and was our most competitive race yet," the California native explained. "The normally beautiful October weather in Hong Kong did not fail to delight, giving 260 swimmers excellent conditions to handle a number of different swimming challenges along the 15 km course from Stanley to Deepwater Bay."
Among the solo swimmers among the 51 five-person teams was Liz Schlicher who won the solo Clean Half this year in a time of 3 hours 38 minutes. She is also the winner of the 2010 Maui Channel Crossing. "This was an amazing course, and much more incredible scenery than I ever expected in Hong Kong. With the warm water, this is definitely a great race to attend,” said the 30-year-old Schlicher who had the 8th fastest time among the relays. So impressive was the New Jersey native that she beat not only all the solo men, but also all the women's relays.
Other solo swimmers came from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Hong Kong. Sam Carroll from Australia who placed third overall said, "I am definitely coming back next year. It was such a surprise to see the musicians along the course in a few different places, and giving great inspiration along the way, particularly after the first upwind leg."
Top Soloists in The Clean Half
1. Liz Schlicher 3.38.45
2. Andy Tebbutt 3.59.11
3. Diego Lopez 4.12.21
4. Sam Carroll 4.23.14
5. Richard Hall 4.31.34
6. Olivier Baillet 4.42.40
7. Fiona Gardner 4.55.23
8. Chris Riggs 6.04.00
9. Tejas Shankaran 7.30.00
Additional photos are here and here. The Clean Half race program and interviews of Doug Woodring are here.
Copyright © 2012 by Open Water Source
A Thank You Gift from WOWSA
|WOWSA is celebrating the|
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.
Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.
CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.
Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.
WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
The Other Shore
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.
This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.
But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.
In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...
Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.