To educate, entertain, and enthuse all those who venture beyond the shoreline. Over 10,300 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.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Inaugural Polish Open Water Swimming Championships
The event was organized at small lake in Kryspinów next to historical Polish city of Cracow and included a 5 km race for 14-16 year olds, a 7.5 km race for 17-18 year olds, and a 10 km race for swimmers at least 19 years old. "There were 47 swimmers from 27 different swimming clubs from throughout Poland," explains race director Pąchalski. "The race was made on a rectangle course with each lap was 1250 meters. So the swimmers either swam 4, 6 or 8 laps depending on their age.
We also had a special guest of the event, Natalia Charlos who was the first Polish open water swimmer to qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympic Games, and Piotr Klimczak who swam across the Strait of Gibraltar."
After the inaugural national championship, the organizers offered an additional 2.5 km race for amateurs and masters swimmers. It was the 24th edition of the International Cracow Open Water Marathon and held along the same course at the national championship event. "The 42 amateur swimmers were very satisfied that they were able to compete along the same course as the professional marathon swimmers."
The top 3 finishers in the 10 km race were as follows (final results are here):
1. Melanoma Monika, AZS UWM Olsztyn, 2:27:16
2. Izabella Grzegorczyk, Posnania PoznaÅ, 2:29:10
3. Barbara Wasilewska, Omega Kleszczowa, 2:30:28
1. Kara Sebastian, Bielany Warsaw, 2:07:40
2. Christopher Pielowski, AZS UWM Olsztyn, 2:08:33
3. Borowicz Skoneczny, AZS UWM Olsztyn, 2:11:37
Photos courtesy of Katarzyna and Wiesław Ślęczkowscy.
Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming
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.