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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference In Cork

Cork Lions Club and the University College Cork, in association with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA), are proud to present the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland. A bevy of speakers from Europe to Africa will address myriad topics of environmental, scientific, and sporting relevance to the open water swimming world.

Hosted at the Rochestown Park Hotel between October 11th-13th, Day 2 of the conference on October 12th includes the following:

8.15 Marcus Connaughton – introducing the Mayor of the County of Cork

8.20 Welcoming Address by the Mayor of the County of Councillor Noel O’Connor

8.30 Session I - Chairman Marcus Connaughton, SEASCAPES, RTE RADIO 1
Celebrating the Oceans Seven with Stephen Redmond and Anna-Carin Nordin

9.00 Dr. Tom Doyle – The Myths and Truths About Jellyfish
Prof. Dr. Angel Yanagihara – The Science of the Sting

10.30 Session II – Chairman Eilis Burns
Nick Adams – The Young Marathoners
Sally Minty-Gravett – How to Build a Great Open Water Swimming Club
Ellery McGowan – The Old and the Rest Of Us
Mike Oram – Swimmers Live on Adrenaline & Dreams – Pilots Work on Reality & Safety
Kevin Murphy – The Great Duel – Murphy vs. Renford – Best of Three

12.30 Lunch with WOWSA Awards and Presentations

13.30 Session III – Chairman John Buckley

Doctors Heather Lunt & Sakura Hingley-Adams – Just Add Water Trevor Woods – Optimising Recovery

15.30 Session IV - New Swims – Chairman Lisa Cummins
Niek Kloots – www.openwaterswimming.eu – From its Beginning to Today
Wayne Soutter – How to plan a new route
Fergal Somerville – Dublin Bay - Over & Back
Owen O’Keefe – Pioneering Local Swims in Cork & the Province of Munster
Nuala Moore, Anne Marie Ward, Jackie Cobell, Ram BarkaiBering Strait Swim
Ram Barkai – Ice Swimming – The New Frontier

17.20 Closing by Ned Denison

19.30 Drinks Reception

20.15 Gala Dinner and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies

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