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Friday, October 5, 2012
Wheeler's Armada Takes Care Of Open Water Safety
Wheeler is one of the namesakes on the Irving Davids – Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award that is given by the International Swimming Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the contribution of individuals and groups making major contributions to Marathon Swimming.
Captain Wheeler was creator of the Rhode Island State Life-Saving system and is also the namesake of a state beach in Rhode Island, named after him in 1970 shortly after his death in 1969.
The Irving Davids - Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award was established in 1970 by the New England Marathon Swimming Association serve as a perpetual memorial to Davids and Wheeler. Its recipients include Joe Grossman (USA, 1970), Commander Gerald Forsberg (Great Britain, 1971), Buck Dawson (USA, 1972), Ray and Audry Scott (Great Britain, 1975), Aquatic Club du lac St-Jean (Roberval, Quebec, Canada, 1976), Conrad Wennerberg (USA, 1977), British Long Distance Swimming Association (2003), Roger and Valerie Parsons (Great Britain, 2004), Lynn Blouin (Canada, 2005), Dale Petranech (USA, 2006), Silvia Dalotto (Argentina, 2007), Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia, 2008), Michael Read (Great Britain, 2009), Christopher Guesdon (Australia, 2010), Steven Munatones (USA, 2011), and Drury Gallagher (USA, 2012).
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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.
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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...
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.