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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, August 9, 2015
Chloë McCardel En Route To #13
Chloë McCardel has finished her third two-way crossing of the English Channel, taking 22 hours 42 minutes en route to her planned triple crossing.
Her first crossing was 11 hours 34 minutes, her second crossing was an even faster 11 hours 8 minutes in the 17.5°C (63.5°F) water. She is now swimming back to France to become the first Australian and the fourth person* in history to complete a solo three-way English Channel crossing.
With her husband Paul McQueeney onboard her escort boat, her crossing brings her channel crossings up to 12 in total. "The last lap underway, number 13, will be the hardest and most arduous of her career. In 2012, she managed to get one third of the way into the third lap but was unable to continue due to hypothermia. She has covered over 80 km and is very tired, but her spirit is still strong and she is fighting with every stroke to reach France.”
Her progress on her final and 13th crossing (see above) can be followed via her GPS tracker here.
* Jon Erikson (USA) 38 hours 27 minutes in 1981, Philip Rush (New Zealand) 28 hours 21 minutes in 1988, and Alison Streeter (Great Britain) 34 hours 40 minutes in 1990.
The final result 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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