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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:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Travesías De Natación - Marnaton eDreams
MARNATON is a unique combination of three Spanish words: MAR (sea) + NATACIÓN (swimming) + MARATHON. The brand and series was created by Miguel Rahola, Mirentxu Vignau and other open water swimming collaborators in Catalonia, Spain.
The travesías de natación en aguas abiertas Marnaton eDreams series offers the following four events in 2016:
* Barcelona on May 7th: 2 km + 8x500m + Kids race
* Begur on June 12th: 7 km Aiguablava > Sa Riera + 3.5 km Sa Tuna > Sa Riera + Kids race
* Sant Feliu de Guíxols on July 2nd: 6 km Canyet > Sant Feliu de Guíxols + 1.5 km Port Salvi > Sant Feliu de Guíxols + Kids race
* Cadaqués on September 17th: 6.5 km Cap de Creus > Cadaqués + 4 km Portlligat > Cadaqués + 2.5 km Caials > Cadaqués + Kids race
The series ranking system comprises of the following maximum point totals for each race:
* 1,000 points: 2 km Barcelona race, 7 km Begur race, 6 km Sant Feliu de Guíxols race, 6.5 km Cadaqués race
* 750 points: 3.5 km Begur race, 4 km Cadaqués race
* 500 points: 1.5 km Sant Feliu de Guíxols race, 2.5 km Cadaqués
For more information and registration, visit www.marnatonedreams.com.
With professional marathon swimmers Esther Núñez of Spain and Damián Blaum of Argenina
Copyright © 2016 by World Open Water Swimming Association
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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...
Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.