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2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
2016 WOWSA Woman of the Year – Jaimie Monahan
2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Friday, December 25, 2015
WOWSA Awards Voting Coming To An End
As the online voting for the 2015 WOWSA Awards comes to an end, thousands of individuals have voted.
* 26,213 individuals to date have voted for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
* 18,197 individuals to date have voted for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
* 17,291 individuals to date individuals to date have voted for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
* 7,924 have voted for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.
Lewis Pugh, United Nations Patron of the Oceans, will present the annual World Open Water Swimming Awards at the Big Chill Swim International Winter Swimming World Cup on Friday February 5th at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina in the Lake District's Windermere, England.
Hosted by Chillswim and Colin Hill, the tickets are available here.
The 2014 WOWSA Award recipients (Estonia's Henri Kaarma, World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, Russia's Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova, World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, Russia's Alexandr Brylin and Grigorii Prokopchuk, World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, and Ireland's Step Out Of The Ordinary Blue Letter Campaign, World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year) will also be in attendance, in addition to the 2015 recipients, to receive their honors.
To vote for the World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, visit here.
To vote for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year, visit here.
To vote for the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, visit here.
To vote for the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, visit here. Voting continues until December 31st 2015.
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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...
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.