To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 12,725 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.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Christof Wandratsch Sets Off Blistering Pace
Christof Wandratsch set off a blistering pace on the EC6 relay (Total Immersion in the English Channel) this morning.
"Christof wants lots of feedback and his stroke count per minute, every 10 minutes," explains Wayne Soutter onboard Reg Brickell, Jr. 's escort boat the Viking Princess.
"Christof completed the first leg fast - 5.6 km in the hour. There is a strong sense of excitement among the team [of Kirsten Cameron, Steve West, Bernie Zeruhn, Andrew Chamberlain and Dave Warren]."
The EC6 relay or Total Immersion in the English Channel is en route on its attempt to break the one-way English Channel crossing record of the USA Swimming National Team (6 hours 52 minutes).
At 9 am, the first 3 swimmers (Wandratsch, Cameron, and West powered through some great conditions with winds of 15 knots from the southwest, wave height almost nil at 0.1m, air temperatures at 17.1ºC and sea still a warm 18.1ºC.
For additional articles, photos and videos on today's EC6 Relay, visit:
* Gen X Elevates Expectations Across The Seas
* Bernie Zeruhn Swimming Strongly
* Kirsten Cameron Happy To Be Part Of EC6 Relay
* The Man Behind The EC6 Relay
* Christof Wandratsch Swims A 5.6 km Leadoff Leg
* Swimming West, EC6 Powers Across The English Channel
* Feeding Fast And Fast Freestyle
* Swimmer's Shoulder Strength
Copyright © 2014 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.