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Monday, April 8, 2013

When And Where? Global Open Water Swimming Race Calendar

Where is the next swim? How far is it? When is the race? How do I enter? What is the cost? What about the water temperature? Are you going?

These are just some of the questions triathletes and open water swimmers have when considering their next event.

There are dozens of online open water swimming race calendars available, including the global database that the World Open Water Swimming Association has developed here.

If you are a triathlete, open water swimmer - veteran or newcomer, race director, administrator or volunteer, check out the new Global Open Water Swimming Race Calendar here.

With an estimated 12,000 open water events in at least 162 countries, these race calendars will continue to grow and grow and grow in the 21st century beyond the imagination of every governing body and administrator in the world.

To add an event to the race calendar, you simply need to register and login as a free member. Your default level of access will be as an Event Contributor. Your password is emailed to you after you register so you can start contributing to the global community.

Other members and race directors may wish to update and edit their favorite open water swims. Members who are interested in helping edit the events are upgraded to Event Editor status. Event Editors will receive additional controls when they log into the calendar.

Photo ofthe Swim Miami race, courtesy of Jim Winters of Nikon Miami.

Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
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Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
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Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The 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 Swimming

An 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.


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