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2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
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2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Awe-Inspiring Women Of The World Explorers Bureau
At the World Explorers Bureau, some of the world's most awe-inspiring women share their experiences and mindsets. They include renowned speaker and some of the most accomplished female explorers and adventurers on the planet.
Women like Ann Daniels (polar explorer), Anne Doubilet (underwater explorer and photographer), Ants-Bolingbroke-Kent (adventurer and TV producer), Arita Baaijens (biologist and author), Avril Copeland (hockey player, endurance runner and physiotherapist), Brigitte Muir (adventurer), Chloe Chick (explorer), Dale Templar (TV wildlife documentary producer), Felicity Aston (Antarctic skier), Hajar Ali (founder of Urbane Nomads), Jessica Hatcher (journalist and travel writer), Kate Leeming (tennis player and adventurer cyclist), Lia Ditton (artist and sailor, Lorie Karnath Marquesas (explorer, adventurer, and author), Captain Lynn Danaher (commercial fisherman), Maria Leijerstam (cyclist), Nancy Vogel (cyclist), Roz Savage (2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and ocean rower), Sophie Ibbotson (rickshaw rider), Sue Stockdale (adventurer), and Verna van Schaik (cave diver) engage audiences with inspiration, laughter and dramatic storytelling.
But there is only one swimmer in the entire group: Nuala Moore.
Even among its Ocean Speakers and all its male speakers, there is still only one swimmer: Nuala Moore.
Moore, well-known in the open water world for her participation in the Round Ireland Swim, ice swims inside the Arctic Circle, and the Bering Strait Swim, is engaging and educational as she speaks to travelers on Celebrity cruise ships.
She speaks this week in Naples, Santorini, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Mikonos, Athens and Sicily on various topics including the development of her ice swimming career, hypothermia and survival mechanisms, and the physiological concept that "you don't have to be thin to be fit".
"I will talk about the difference between the impossible and the possibility is planning and training, and the relay around Ireland and the Bering Strait and its impact on our lives. I will discuss how the concept of Team matters in life and in sport. It's wonderful work and it is such a pleasure to share our passion and information to a new audience each time."
For more information on the World Explorers Bureau, visit here. Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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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.