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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Oregon Open Water Series
The 2013 Series is an 8-part series that has been conducted since 2000. The open water swims are conducted at local lakes in the state of Oregon. Individual results are tabulated for Oregon athletes, with scoring, awards, and recognition for a cumulative series. The purpose of this series is to promote fitness, competition, and fellowship in Oregon's unique outdoor settings. Its schedule includes the following races:
1. 1.2 km Bend
2. 0.8 km, 2 km, 4 km Hagg Lake in Forest Grove
3. 1-mile, 2-mile Foster Lake Cable Swims
4. Relay, 1.5 km, 2.5 km, 5 km, and 10 km Applegate
5. 17 km Portland Bridge Swim
6. 1 km, 1.5 km, 0.5 km, 3 km, 5 km Cascade Lakes Swim Series & Festival at Elk Lake
7. 0.5 km, 1 km, 1.5 km Cottage Grove Lake
8. 0.5 km, 1.5 km and 3 km in Eel Lake
Photo shows the 17 km Portland Bridge Swim by Randy Rasmussen.
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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.