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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ecuador Dominates Open Water In 7th Bolivar Games

The XVII Juegos Bolivarianos (17th Bolivar Games) are being held in Trujillo, Peru between November 15th-30th. The 5 km and 10 km open water swimming events were held in Puerto Salaverry last week where Ecuador swept the gold medals on both the men's and women's side.

In the 10 km event, Ecuador's Samantha Arevalo (shown on left) took the gold medal in 2:08:33 in a close victory over Venezuela's Vicenia Navarro who finished in 2:08:35 and Paola Perez in 2:09:10.

Samantha Arevalo was a busy athlete during the pool and open water swimming competition at the XVII Juegos Bolivarianos as she also won the 5 km race, the 800m freestyle and 3 relays as well as 3 silver medals in the 200m IM, 400m IM and the 1500m over a 7-day period.

Among the men, Ecuador's Ivan Enderica won his second gold medal in 1:57:51 over Venezuela's Johndry Segovia in 1:58:31 and Ecuador's Santiago Enderica in 1:58:47. The 22-year-old Olympian earned his first gold in the 5 km race two days earlier.

With athletes from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Paraguay and El Salvador competing, it was a tough event with several athletes pulling out for various reasons.

Women's 10 km Results:
1. Samantha Michelle Arevalo Salinas (ECU) 2:08:33.00
2. Vicenia Malissabeth Navarro (VEN) 2:08:35.00
3. Paola Valentina Perez Sierra (VEN) 2:09:10.00
4. Mahina Nicole Valdivia Dannenberg 2:14:28.00
5. Jacqueline Scarlet Pinillos Delgado 2:20:00.00
DNF Patricia Mariana Quevedo San Martín
DNF Eliana Disla
DNF Nataly Caldas
DNF Cindy Carolina Toscano Merida
DNF Micaela Estefania Muñoz Vargas

Men's 10 km Results
1. Ivan Alejandro Enderica Ochoa (ECU) 1:57:51
2. Johndry Jose Segovia Ramos (VEN) 1:58:31
3. Santiago Paul Enderica Salgado (ECU) 1:58:47
4. Walter Rodrigo Caballero Quilla 2:13:13
5. Jair José Julca Zevallos 2:13:15
6. Kevin David Vasquez Davila 2:13:42.91
DNF Sergio Rodrigo Villarroel Zapata
DNF Cristian Alejandro Zapata Pavez
DNF Erwin Leon Maldonado Saavedra

Women's 5 km Results:
1. Samantha Michelle Arevalo Salinas (ECU) 1:01:15.00
2. Paola Valentina Perez Sierra (VEN) 1:01:18.00
3. Elzen Florencia Melo Ojeda 1:01:31.00
4. Nataly Caldas 1:02:06.00
5. Mahina Nicole Valdivia Dannenberg 1:05:34.21
6. Cindy Carolina Toscano Merida 1:05:34.82
7. Valeria Pamela Donayre Cabrera 1:07:12.00
8. Patricia Mariana Quevedo San Martín 1:07:19.00

Men's 5 km Results:
1. Ivan Alejandro Enderica Ochoa (ECU) 55:45.99
2. Erwin Leon Maldonado Saavedra 55:57.35
3. Luis Fernando BolaÑos Zuluoada 57:53.95
4. Giovanni Gutiérrez Lozano 59:59.10
5. Jean Pierre Monteagudo Aragón 59:59.96
6. Kevin David Vasquez Davila 1:00:03.00
7. Walter Rodrigo Caballero Quilla 1:02:28.00
8. Cristian Alejandro Zapata Pavez 1:02:40.00

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The conference which has been attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from 6 continents, is devoted to providing information about the latest trends, race tactics, training techniques, equipment, psychological preparation, race organization and safety practices used in the sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons.

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Dozens of presentations at the 2014 Conference at the Mount Stuart House cover numerous aspects of the vast and growing world of open water swimming where attendees can learn and share the latest trends, race tactics, training modalities, swimming techniques, equipment, race organization, logistics, operations, and safety practices for open water swimming as a solo swimmer, competitive athlete, fitness swimmer, masters swimmer, triathlete, multi-sport athlete, administrator, race promoter, sponsor or referee.

The conference was first held in Long Beach, California as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships. It has since been held on the Queen Mary in California, at Columbia University and the United Nations in New York City, and in Cork, Ireland. This year in September, it comes to another iconic location, the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

"The Global Open Water Swimming Conference was started due to the desire and need for athletes, coaches, referees, administrators, race directors, promoters and sponsors from around the world to share, collect and learn information about the growing sports of open water swimming, marathon swimming and triathlons," said founder Steven Munatones. "Other swimming conferences usually offering nothing on open water swimming or perhaps a speech or two, but we thought open water swimming deserves its own global conference. It is great that the community shares its information via the online social network, but there is nothing like meeting other open water swimming enthusiasts face-to-face and talking about the sport from morning to night."

Speakers at the conference include English Channel swimmers, ice swimmers, record holders, renowned coaches, world champions, professional marathon swimmers, renowned race directors, officials and administrators from the Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

"Because the audience is passionate and educated about the sport and its finest practitioners, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference is also the location of the induction ceremonies for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the annual WOWSA Awards that recognize the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. Special Lifetime Achievement Awards are also occasionally presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport over their career."

The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Programme

Wednesday, September 17th
Leave Glasgow to commence 2-day tour of Scotland [closest international airport is Glasgow]

Thursday, September 18th
Stay Mainland, North of Scotland

Friday, September 19th
14:00 - Swim Loch Lomond
17:00 - Head to Isle of Bute
19:30 - Scottish Banquet
21:30 - Dinner Dance

Saturday, September 20th
09:00 - Registration & Coffee
10:00 - Speeches
12:20 - Lunch and WOWSA Awards
13:40 – Speeches
15:40 - Round Table
19:00 - International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

Sunday, September 21st
09:00 - Registration & Coffee
10:00 - Speeches
14:30 - Swim in St Ninian's Bay on the Isle of Bute

The luminaries of the open water swimming world who will be honored in Scotland will include:

* Sandra Bucha (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* Jon Erikson (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Claudio Plit (Argentina), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Judith van Berkel-de Njis (Netherlands), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* David Yudovin (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Mercedes Gleitze (Great Britain), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* George Young (Canada), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Swimmer
* Dale Petranech (U.S.A.), International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Open Water Contributor
* Melissa Cunningham (Australia), 2013 Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award winner
* Vojislav Mijić (Serbia), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* James Anderson (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Administrator
* Dr. Jane Katz (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Administrator
* Indonesian Swimming Federation, , International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Organisation
* Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.), International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer
* Pádraig Mallon (Ireland), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year
* Olga Kozydub (Russia), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
* Bering Strait Swim (international team), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
* International Ice Swimming Association (Ram Barkai, founder, South Africa), the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year

For additional articles on the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, visit:

* Olga Kozydub To Be Honored In Scotland
* Pádraig Mallon To Be Honored In Mount Stuart Castle
* Mount Stuart House, Splendid Setting For Swimming
* Colleen Blair To Kick-off Global Open Water Swimming Conference
* The Man Who Swims Better Than He Walks
* Joining In The Sea Goddess At The Hall Of Fame
* Mercedes Gleitze To Be Honored In Scotland
* The Incredible Career Of Merceded Gleitze
* Jon Erikson To Be Honoured In Florida
* The Incredible Career Of Mercedes Gleitze
* St Ninian's Bay To Host International Swim Conference

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