DNOWS Header

Image Map

2014 WOWSA AWARDS

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Menorca Channel Announces Its New Association

Francisco "Siscu" Pons helped create the bilingual (Spanish-English) website for the Menorca Channel Swimming Association together with a group of other experienced Menorca Channel swimmers and enthusiasts.

"We welcome you to our Menorca Channel Swimming Association official website. Here you can see the history of all swimmers who have managed to cross in either direction from the coast of Menorca to the coast of Mallorca. This association is governed under strict F.I.N.A. rules. It's been created to help those athletes who want to make the crossing with all the technical and administrative safeguards.

In a decision that many channel swimming association have had to wrestle with, the Menorca Channel Swimming Association decided to accepted as official all documented swims prior to 2012, the year that the Association was created.

The officers of the Association include President Margarita Llorens Bagur, Honorary President and International Representative Miquel Suñer Comalat, Vice President Antonio Huguet Arguimbau, Secretary Francisco Pons Pons, Treasurer Guillermo Bosch Marqués, and the PR Director Sofia Moll Benejam.

​ Pons continues, "The Menorca Channel is one of the voyages of long distance - 37 km approximately in unknown open water with a north wind, jellyfish and sea currents. At present only 8 swimmers worldwide have achieved this feat between the Balearic islands of Menorca and Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea."

1. Kendall Mellor in October 1968 in 16 hours 18 minutes
2. Montserrat Tresserras on 16 July 1969 in 21 hours 7 minutes
3. Dellys Beynon on 18 July 1971 in 16 hours 9 minutes
4. Kevin Murphy on 8 October 1972 in 15 hours 41 minutes
5. Miquel Suñer Comalat on 19 July 2009 in 12 hours 19 minutes
6. Selina Moreno Pasagali on 3 July 2010 in 18 hours 20 minutes
7. Teresa Planas in September 2011 in 12 hours 18 minutes seconds
8. Margarita Llorens Bagur on 10 July 2012 in 12 hours 23 minutes

The new bilingual website is here at www.menorcachannelswimming.com.

Kayaker and guide Siscu Pons is shown above escorting Margarita Llorens Bagur.

Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

The Staff of the 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

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Magazine

The 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...
LEARN 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.
LEARN MORE...

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An 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:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program