To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 12,838 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.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Thomas Trumps Traversée
With the typical patience and closing sprint that he is known for, Lurz won the non-linear, point-to-point 10 km Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic in some windy conditions over German teammate Christian Reichert by a scant second.
The next two spots were taken by some fast-rising young 'ems. Third place went to the always-smiling Samuel De Bona of Brazil who was buoyed by a bronze medal performance in the 5 km Team Pursuit at the FINA World Championships while the fourth position was captured by Jarrod Poort, also motivated by his fifth-place performance in the 5 km in Barcelona. "I'm working hard," said De Bona. "I was training for the 5 km in Barcelona, and to transform that mindset to the 10 km is not easy. But I'm proving that all the hard work is paying good results."
And few work as hard as the calm, cool, composed German superstar Lurz, "The conditions were very difficult for me today. The waves were strong, especially at the end of the race. My game plan was to win the race on the final sprint."
The official results of the men's FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup held in lac Mégantic this morning:
1. Thomas Lurz (Germany) 2:15:35
2. Christian Reichert (Germany) 2:15:36
3. Samuel De Bona (Brazil) 2:15:38
4. Jarrod Poort (Australia) 2:15:40
5. Guillermo Bertola (Argentina) 2:15:49
6. Evegnij Pop Acev (Macedonia) 2:15:51
7. Allan Do Carmo (Brazil) 2:16:04
8. Xavier Desharnais (Canada) 2:17:05
9. Aimeson King (Canada) 2:17:09
10. Nicolas Masse-Savard (Canada) 2:21:56
11. Drew Ledwith (USA) 2:22:36
12. Cory Mayfield (USA) 2:23:22
13. Davy Billiau (Belgium) 2:24:05
14. Samer Yaghmour (Canada) 2:30:51
15. Gabriel Pouliot (Canada) 2:39:19
16. Mattheus Costa (Brazil) 2:39:36
17. Samuel Matte (Canada) 2:42:42
18. Giovanny Lima (Brazil) OTL
19. Tristan Fillion (Canada) OTL
20. Luc Côté-Robitaille (Canada) OTL
21. Jean-Gabriel Demers (Canada) OTL
Marcus Vinicius Silva (Brazil) Abandon
Copyright © 2013 by Open Water Swimming
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.