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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:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Matthew Moseley's Trifecta In A Lake, An Ocean, A River
There were all kinds of things happening during Matthew Moseley's unprecedented 47.5-mile (76.4 km) 13 hour 56 minute swimming descent of the Colorado River on July 29th.
As he swam downriver through the Canyonlands he swam into rocks and debris and a few trees lodged in the water even though he was guided by kayaks. "The water was very dark and cloudy. I couldn't even see my hand. But it wasn't muddy and had a nice rich taste... almost merlot. The Colorado River carries a lot of silt after it leaves the mountains."
After completing his 25-mile crossing of Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain in 2014 and his 24-mile swim in Puerto Rico earlier this year, the Canyonlands swim culminated his planned marathon trifecta that he had mapped out several years ago: A Lake, An Ocean and A River. "These were 3 first adventure swims, all done for certain and specific reasons and organizations...but all related to protecting water," Moseley explained.
"In a nutshell, it was an amazing swim and extremely spiritual in the ancient canyons.
A few days before every big swim I think about Expect The Unexpected. There is not a swim where something doesn't happen. And sometimes they are a big deal. [On this swim], we had some challenges with the motor not working on the support boat. So after mile 12, the kayaks ended up pulling it. It was a very difficult task for the support crew, which then took people off the navigation task on the front end. So this trip wasn't just about fitness, nutrition and mental toughness, but it took a lot of navigation and on-the-fly decision-making in the most unforgiving canyon. There was no out."
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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.
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...
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.