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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Friday, March 21, 2014
Mo Goes For Mo'
Mo Siegel is 63, but that does not stop him from running a firm in New York City and training like someone 40 years younger.
Not only has Siegel cranked up his solo swims over the last few years, but he is also entering all kinds of marathon swimming competitions this year. Siegel is kicking off his season with the 4-day S.C.A.R Swim Challenge, a 40+ mile stage swim in Arizona.
He has also training for the 2014 In Search of Memphre, a massive 25-miler in Vermont. "We're excited to welcome Mo and another group of swimmers from around the United States," says Phil White of the Kingdom Games and founder of the 25-mile crossing of Lake Memphremagog.
"A wonderful roster has signed on for In Search of Memphre 2014. This year for the race in September, we've significantly expanded the patrol boat support, so we still have room for up to four more swimmers. There are two guarantees in the swim: 1. Every swimmer will receive a complementary one pound bag of Brault's beef jerky, and 2. The winds will be unpredictable."
But Siegel will not be the only swimmer pulling double-duty in both Arizona and Vermont. He will be joined by two 30-somethings, Shannon Keegan from Oregon and Erica Sheckler from Pennsylvania, and a veteran Paula Yankauskas from Vermont.
1. Shannon Keegan (39) Oregon
2. Erica Sheckler (36) Pennsylvania
3. Paula Yankauskas (58) Vermont
4. David Uprichard (47) New York
5. Franco Prezioso (48) Maryland
6. Mo Siegel (63) New York
7. Grace van der Byl (36) California
8. Ann von Spiegelfeld (52) Florida
Photos of last year's race are posted here by Phil White.
Photo of Mo Siegel by Jon Ford.
Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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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.
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