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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.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Notebooks And Whiteboards In The Open Water
But it is not permanent. What is written on the whiteboard is usually quickly and permanently erased. The messages - some humorous, some motivational, mostly information - are gone with one wipe of an eraser, towel, hand or forearm.
However, there is an alternative if you wish to retain the permanency of those communications. If your eyesight is good enough, a regular paper notebook (either 8.5" x 11" or A4 size or larger) is a great way to not only communicate between swimmer and crew, but also to retain a permanent record of the entire swim.
The coach can start communications on page one and continue writing throughout the swim in large block letters in black ink page-by-page.
If the coach also notes the time that each communication was given on each page, the simple notebook becomes a great document of the marathon swim. And it is much more permanent than the ephemeral messages written on the whiteboard. While the official observer's log is another means to document the swim, the messages, words and data written on a whiteboard or notebook effectively and immediately stimulate the memory of those who participated in a swim.
Weeks, months and years later, the coach and swimmer can flip through the notebook reminiscing about what happened on the swim, when and what they ate and drank, the conditions at the time, and the different occurrences that happened en route.
Whiteboard photo courtesy of English Channel swimmer Tori Gorman of Australia.
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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...