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.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Jose Luis Larrosa, Darkhorse At BCT Gdynia Marathon
Won by Petar Stoychev and Christine Jennings in 2012, the field is even better this year. One of the darkhorses according to Tomasz Pąchalski is Jose Luis Larrosa Chorro of Spain. The former water polo player has crossed across the Strait of Gibraltar (3 hours 12) and participated in a record-setting two-way relay record with his Spanish teammates.
And he has plenty of other marathon swimming experience in the 20+ kilometer range that will come quite handy in the 18 degree C sea.
Among his many swims and shorter races, he has completed a 21 km marathon swim from Tabarca Island to Alicante in 5 hours 16 minutes, a 48 km relay team from Tabarca Island to Benidorm Island in 11 hours 1 minute, and done a cumulative total of 22,200 meters over a 6-hour period in a charity pool swimming effort.
He has also completed the 26.4 km International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen in 7 hours 28 minutes, the 27 km Ultramarathon Swim Ebro River in 6 hours, the 23 km Mar Menor Crossing in 5 hours 35 minutes, the 21 km International Marathon Swim Tabarca-Alicante in 5 hours 50 minutes, and the 30 km International Marathon Swim Messianakos Gulf Kalamata-Stoupa on 1 September 2012 in 7 hours 40 minutes.
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.