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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:
Friday, April 15, 2016
Global Alert Platform Promoted In Manhattan
Doug Woodring and his Global Alert platform were selected by Morgan Stanley out of a number of international non-governmental organizations to support its exposure in New York City's Times Square.
As a result, Morgan Stanley allowed Global Alert to utilize its massive screens on the corner of 47th and Broadway in Manhattan, bringing exposure of the Global Alert platform to millions of people.
The Global Alert platform and app allows people to track trash hotspots anywhere in the world's waterways and coastlines, via photos and mapping. This allows stakeholders in those communities to better manage their waters via cleanups, prevention, recycling and long term strategies for trash reduction.
Global Alert, available in both English and Japanese, was created by Ocean Recovery Alliance that was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative. It has been partly funded by the World Bank's Global Partnership for Oceans. It can be downloaded for free from both app stores and has a web-based platform which allows for uploads of photos for site mapping even without a smartphone. It also allows for the printing of excel spreadsheets of data and site information.
Global Alert is meant for the world to use. The platform allows for localized management and solutions of watersheds and coastlines with visual and mapped information which most communities do not have access. Community engagement is valuable, not only in creating further awareness, but also in giving individuals a chance to make a difference when they see large areas of trash, but might not be able to clean it, or do not know who to call. Now, by taking photos of trash areas near or in the water, the global community can collectively help to prevent it from going downstream, or out to sea.
For more information, visit here.
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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.