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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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Man In The Pool Is A Great In The Water
But Junior did it his own way and did it extraordinarily well and colorfully.
Following the footsteps of his father who was inducted in 1981, Gary Hall, Jr. joins the International Swimming Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Besides Gary, the individuals selected for induction include Cliff Lumsdon of Canada along with Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED), Yana Klochkova (UKR), Dagmar Hase (GER), Hu Jia (CHN), Nathalie Schneyder (USA), Milivoj Bebic (YUG, CRO), coach Alberto Castagnetti (ITA) and contributor Peter Montgomery (AUS).
Gary Jr. is a multi-faceted sprint freestyler with 10 Olympic medals for this efforts, 5 of them gold won at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. he also participated in and stood on top of the podium at numerous world championships and Pan American Games. He won back-to-back gold medals in the 50m Olympics in 2000 and 2004 and was only 1 tenth of a second out of the gold at the 1996 Olympics.
What is interesting about Gary Jr. is how he incorporated open water swimming in his Olympic sprint swimming training. He did a lot of ocean swimming mixed in with his pool sessions and readily acknowledges that swimming in both the pool and open water helped him in both. And besides his speed and prowess in the pool, he was also courageous in the open water. He won the 2007 Adolf Keifer Safety Commendation Award given by USA Swimming for his heroism in the Atlantic Ocean when he saved his sister from a shark attack.
He also continues to be involved in promoting a number of open water events throughout the United States on behalf of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and remains a huge proponent of the discipline.
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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.
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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...