DNOWS Header

Image Map

2014 WOWSA AWARDS

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nenad Volaric Makes The Cut

Nenad Volaric, a native 30-year-old Croatian living and working in the Cayman Islands at the Grand Cayman Beach Suites, took off his regular shift today. And for good reason: he had his first marathon swim to attempt.

Earlier in the year, Volaric decided to swim the Flowers International 10k event that started and finished at his employer's site. The Beach Suites are a marvelous facility right on the shores of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island where many swimmers stayed during their visit.

"I was scared that I was not going to make the cut-off time," described Volaric. "I have done shorter swims like 800 meters and Saturday's Flower Sea Swim, but this 10k swim was my longest swim in my life. It was not easy. I felt myself losing power on the second loop, but I wanted to make the entire swim under the cut-off time. Then something kicked in on the last leg and I was able to make it. It was a good race."

Grand Cayman Beach Suites is a boutique hotel with all the amenities of a large hotel. "Our property hosts 53 ocean-view suites with private step out balconies or patios, award-winning restaurants, pools, fitness center, golf course and a host of water sports right on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach," says manager Marina Flynn. "And a healthy dose of sunshine is included...always free of charge."

"What I really liked about the hotel, from the perspective of a swimmer, was that the suites include a kitchenette so we can prepare our breakfast early in the morning and all our hydration needs without going more than 25 meters to the start," recalls Lexie Kelly, a professional swimmer from Long Beach, California. "Then afterwards, the big bathtubs in the rooms and the saunas by the pool were great to recover in."

Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

The Staff of the 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

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 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...
LEARN 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.
LEARN MORE...

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:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program