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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:
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Torrens Twosome Training For Peak And Pond
32-year-old Adam Torrens will attempt to complete the Peak and Pond Challenge (Mount Everest + English Channel) within one year.
"It’s a pretty massive challenge," sums up Nick Adams of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation.
Torrens is a government bus driver in Sydney, Australia where he can be normally found driving the big red bendy bus around Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. "I love my job and my bosses are very flexible with giving me time off work to go on my different adventures which up to this point have been self-funded."
He explained his challenge in an interview here, but he updated us on his current plans.
"I am still working on planning my adventure in 2017. I'm looking forward to reading the reports of the 2016 Mount Everest season. They will give me the information about how the mountain looks up high and thus greatly inform my decision as to which side and route I will use to attempt Everest."
He is always on the move. "I am going to Peru in June to climb Alpamayo, the most beautiful mountain in the world. And then to Nepal in November to attempt Amadablam. So those should keep me busy."
Torrens also discusses his training for the English Channel. "I head to Melbourne at the end of April to do a week-long cold water swimming camp with Vladswim. Hopefully, I will feel good in the cold water and can get my 6-hour cold water qualification swim done."
If anyone wants to get involved his unique and most challenging adventure, Torrens can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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