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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, March 13, 2013
Petar Stoychev Steps Up To A Greater Goal
Not only is he an accomplished athlete who has been the English Channel record holder, world 25 km champion, a 4-time Olympian and the 2009 WOWSA Man of the Year, but he also was always deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of his fellow competitors. He always pressed race directors to answer all the questions of the athletes and made many reasonable recommendations on how to make open water swims better. He speaks eloquently and authoritatively in various languages and is FINA spokesman in his roles in the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and Athletes Commission.
Stoychev was recently appointed the Sports Minister for the Bulgarian government. His regal bearing, his deep concern for sportsmen and sportswomen, his understanding of athletics, and his intelligent approach to dealing with various opportunities and issues will undoubtedly go a long way in helping athletes and sports in his native Bulgaria.
Great things are expected from great individuals.
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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...