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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, December 17, 2012
What Will Be The Water Conditions For The 2016 Rio Olympics?
The first Olympic 10km Marathon Swam was held in warm-water conditions (27ºC / 82ºF) in a well-marked rowing basin outside of Beijing where the water was flat and the swimmers could see cables under the water aiding their navigation during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The second Olympic 10km Marathon Swim was held in the Serpentine in cooler temperatures (19ºC / 67ºF), again in a well-marked course under flat-water conditions.
While there were a few aquatic flora growing in the Beijing rowing basin and a few geese in the Serpentine, the world of Olympic marathon swimming will change when the Olympics head to Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach.
In August at Copacabana Beach, the water temperature is expected to be a warm 24ºC / 75ºF) during the South American winter. But the Atlantic Ocean-facing beach can present the unexpected to the Olympic marathon swimmers. Large ocean swells and stiff winds can churn up the marathon swimming course. For the most experienced ocean swimmers, these possible bumpy conditions will provide them with a relative advantage over their pool-focused, flat-water specialists.
While the surf break tends to be in the center of the beach and away from the section where the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim will be held (near Forte Copacabana shown above), the protective peninsula can get pretty lumpy and turbulent at times.
Flat or rough, it is going to be a grand extravaganza in Rio come August 2016.
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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...