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Top 25 Terms In Openwaterpedia

Openwaterpedia ‎is like Wikipedia for the open water swimming world. It is a multi-lingual online reference and research tool that currently has 15,495 different entries that have been viewed 14,743,810 times to date.

Among the entries, there are 7,706 people, 1,855 terms, 1,479 places, 2,820 events, 1,182 products, 475 services, 122 pilots, and 847 coaches in Openwaterpedia.

The most frequently viewed 25 terms in Openwaterpedia to date include the following entries:

1. Leopard seal ‎(29,345 views)
2. Nile crocodile ‎(24,692 views)
3. Marathon swims ‎(23,369 views)
4. Box jellyfish ‎(13,558 views)
5. Portuguese Man-o-War‎(12,744 views)
6. After Drop ‎(9,368 views)
7. Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming ‎(9,350 views)
8. Adventure swimming ‎(9,349 views)
9. Blue bottle ‎(9,001 views)
10. Bodysurfing ‎(8,769 views)
11. World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year ‎(8,585 views)
12. Cork Distance Week ‎(8,179 views)
13. Charity Swims ‎(7,984 views)
14. Great white shark ‎(7,362 views)
15. Stage swim ‎(7,230 views)
16. Butterfly ‎(6,398 views)
17. Bioprene ‎(6,100 views)
18. Channel swimming ‎(6,035 views)
19. Aft ‎(5,964 views)
20. World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year ‎(5,847 views)
21. Global Open Water Swimming Conference ‎(5,635 views)
22. World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year‎ (5,512 views)
23. Shark ‎(4,370 views)
24. Age-group Start ‎(4,322 views)
25. Beaufort Wind Force Scale ‎(3,946 views)

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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.

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