To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 13,715 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.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Kane Is Able To Win The State Harbour Crossing
New Zealand’s fastest open water swimmers will once again face Australia's best when the 2013/2014 State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series starts on Sunday morning at the State Harbour Crossing.
New Zealand fastest man 23-year-old Kane Radford (shown on left) will face some pretty tough competition from 19-year-old Australian Jarrod Poort from Wollongong who finished fifth in the 5 km race at the 2013 FINA World Championships this July. Poort is also an accomplished pool swimmer and represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 1500m freestyle.
“I expect some really tight races," predicts Poort. "We’ve had some great battles between us, so it’ll be good competitive stuff. I’ve swum the Harbour Crossing once before in 2011 when I came fourth, and I’m looking forward to doing it again."
But Radford heads into the race confident having won the race four times out of five attempts and training in Perth. "I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to train with Rhys Mainstone, Australia’s best open water swimmer,” he said. "Rhys goes hard all day every single day. I feel I’ve made massive improvement because I’m now part of a specific open water training program."
While Radford will not face his new teammate in Auckland's Harbour Crossing, he will face Australia’s best open water specialist after the New Year. “That’s a major coup,” said event director Scott Rice. “Mainstone is a world class swimmer, and we’re delighted to have attracted him to New Zealand for the first time."
Others who are expected in the lead pack include Australian Wally Eggleton, New Zealand’s Phillip Ryan, Troy Balvert, Dylan Dunlop-Barrett and Nathan Capp.
The 2.9 km Harbour Crossing in Auckland is the first of the six race series which concludes on the North Shore in April next year. But it all starts at 7 am on Sunday morning in front of Quinton Park in Bayswater and ends at Karanga Plaza in the Viaduct Harbour. Almost 1,800 swimmers are entered this year, a record in the 10th year of the race.
For more information, visit the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series website here. For more information on the women's race, visit here.
Copyright © 2013 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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.