To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 13,186 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics, exploits and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors. Sponsored by WOWSA.org.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Mosharraf Khan Represents Bangladesh Around The World
With a time of 2 hours 53.45 minutes, Khan placed 9th in his division and 17th place overall in the Swim Across America 10 km marathon swim in Long Beach, California.
"It was wonderful seeing the Bangladesh support group cheering and showing their pride for Mosharraf and for their country," said co-event director Pam Lazzarotto who swam the 10 km race herself.
"Including international luminaries like Dr. Sultan Aziz, everyone from Bangladesh who was there cheering is a lovely group of people!"
Khan has also held a number of key positions in the sport in Bangladesh and throughout Asia. He was the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Swimming Federation, a member of the Bangladesh Olympic Association and the Channel Swimming Association, and chairman of the South Asia Long Distance Swimming Association and the South Asia Masters Swimming Association.
He has also served as the treasurer for the South Asia Swimming Federation, vice chairman of the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee within the Asian Amateur Swimming Federation, President of the Munshigonj Swimming Club and the Dhaka Aquatics, and a member of the Asian Swimming Federation Executive Committee, and a FINA referee. As a competitor, he won the Best Swimmer of the Year by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association in 1973, and was nominated as the Best Swimmer of the Year by the sports journalists in 1983 and as the Best Player of the Year by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association in 1978. He won the highest sports award in Bangladesh in 1977 for making contributions to swimming at the national and international level.
He was nominated for the Best Player of the Year and Best Sportsman in South Asia in 1985 by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association. He was dominant in his youth, setting 64 national records in a total of 96 national competitions. He also won gold medals at the World Masters Swimming Games in Denmark, the Pan Pacific Masters Swimming Championships in the U.S.A., and the World Masters Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
Khan has received numerous government medals and recognition for his contributions to swimming, as an exceptional representative of his native country Bangladesh and all that is good about the aquatics world.
Copyright © 2012 by World Open Water Swimming Association
A Thank You Gift from WOWSA
|WOWSA is celebrating the|
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.
Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.
CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.
Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe 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 SwimmingAn 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.