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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:
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Brian Suddeth Flies In The Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim
Open water swimmer and guide Brian Suddeth completed the first butterfly Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim this weekend.
One of America's premier butterflyers, the 54-year-old Suddeth swam the 1.5 km course in the Tred Avon River along Maryland's eastern shore in Oxford, Maryland in 42:33 against a headwind.
Suddeth recalls his unprecedented bioprened butterfly swim in the Sharkfest Swim Series on America's East Coast, "While there was a false ping of a Great White named Mary Lee in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday, I only got bitten in the foot by a piece of shell at the starting walkout. The chop wasn't bad at all and the water temperature was measured at 75ºF (23.8ºC) which felt fine.
The issues were the strong headwind that we all were fighting and the wakes from boats hitting us diagonally from the right, pushing us off course. They had a good strobe on the end of a jetty for us to aim for, but I swear they kept moving that jetty farther away.
The wind and waves made me use much more upper body than I'm used to in my fly swims, so my shoulders, triceps and even thighs are hurting more than usual today."
Top 10 Results:
1. Chris Adams, Wetsuit (38 years) 16:49.7
2. Michael Hepp, Wetsuit (25) 17:47.7
3. Nick Burley, Wetsuit (60) 18:42.0
4. Morgan Oehler, Bioprene (15) 18:52.0 [first female]
5. Isabella Back, Bioprene (15) 19:04.2 [second female]
6. David Loewensteiner, Wetsuit (37) 19:12.4
7. Mikaela Boley, Bioprene (27) 19:20.8
8. Susanna Bruce, Bioprene (13) 19:29.9
9. Cole Riggins, Bioprene (14) 20:07.5
10. Jeremy Morris, Bioprene (43) 21:03.8
The rest of the results is here.
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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.
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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