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Monday, November 2, 2015

Best Places To Swim Is In The Open Water

Courtesy of Raúl Casañas, Marketing Manager for Orca, creator of Best Places To Swim.

Best Places To Swim developed by Orca of New Zealand is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year for its innovative and easy-to-use platform.

Its software and online presence provides an exceptional twist and extraordinary value to open water swimmers around the world.

Its nomination reads, "Best Places to Swim is Orca's new service that enables the ability for the global community for open water swimmers and triathletes to can upload and describe their favorite open water courses. Athletes can both teach and share their favorite courses as well as learn and download information from other courses that swimmers have recommended. The information includes the difficulty of the course (easy, medium, hard), services available (restrooms, locker rooms, showers, bar, restaurant), safety conditions to be aware of (rocks, marine life, currents), and ample room to describe the courses as much detail as necessary. For its core business of sports apparel to social media offerings, for its global outlook from Down Under to across the world's continents, and for an easy-to-use, convenient service, Best Places to Swim by Orca is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

To vote for the WOWSA Awards, visit here. Voting continues until December 31st 2015.

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