To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 13,067 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics, exploits and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors. Sponsored by WOWSA.org.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Swimming The Cold Half In A Warm Place
So the challenge is one for those in tropical locations to do the Cold Half swim in Hong Kong in mid-winter with Doug Woodring's new Cold Half 15 km winter marathon swim in Hong Kong Island on February 23rd 2013.
The Cold Half is modeled after Asia's most popular marathon swim, the Clean Half, except the water temperature is more to the liking of marathon swimmers, channel swimmers and adventurists of various types.
The Cold Half is either a solo race or a 2-person relay. If performed as a solo swimmer, a support paddler is required. If performed as a relay, the swimmers rotate every 30 minutes with motorized escort required.
Swimmers will start at Stanley Main Beach and finish at Middle Island Beach with a barbeque and warm-up dinner held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in front of Hong Kong's only fireplace.
To offer a challenge to swimmers with all different body types and motivations, there are two categories in the Cold Half: Naturally Ocean and Wetsuited and Buoyant.
For more information and registration requests, contact Shu Pu at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information and registration requests for swimmers outside of Hong Kong and China, contact Doug Woodring email@example.com.
The water temperature can be several degrees colder than 20ºC (68ºF) with an air temperature that can range from 12.7-22ºC (55-72ºF).
Copyright © 2012 by Open Water Swimming
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.