To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 15,303 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, ice swims, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors. Sponsored by WOWSA.org.
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, June 28, 2016
Christie vs. Reinke Recalls Van Der Byl vs. Davies Battle
The ongoing 2016 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim neck-and-neck battle between Paige Christie and Cheryl Reinke where only 20 seconds separates the leaders after 38.1 miles (61.2 km) reminds us of the famous 120-mile (193 km) race between Rondi Davies and Grace van der Byl in the 2012 event.
It was a classic East Coast versus West Coast duel; New Yorker versus Californian in a tight mano-a-mano battle. The duo went 1-2 in each of the 7 stages, swimming close throughout the world's longest open water swimming competition. "It definitely kept our heads in the game," recalls Davies.
Stage 1 Rip Van Winkle Bridge – Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge (18.3 miles/29.4 km) on June 25th 2012:
Grace van der Byl 4:31:18 vs. Rondi Davies 4:39:18
Stage 2 Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge – Mid-Hudson Bridge (19.8 miles/31.8 km) on June 26th 2012:
Grace van der Byl 5:28:45 (10:00:03 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 5:37:36 (10:16:54 cumulative time)
Stage 3 Mid-Hudson Bridge – Newburgh Beacon Bridge (13.2 miles/21.2 km)) on June 27th 2012:
Grace van der Byl 3:42:31 (13:42:34 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 3:45:15 (14:02:09 cumulative time)
Stage 4 Newburgh Beacon Bridge – Bear Mountain Bridge (15.2 miles/24.4 km) on June 28th 2012:
Grace van der Byl 4:10:46 (17:53:20 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 4:19:53 (18:22:02 cumulative time)
Stage 5 Bear Mountain Bridge – Tappan Zee Bridge (19.8 miles/31.8 km) on June 30th 2012:
Grace van der Byl 6:05 (23:58:20 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 6:11:43 (24:33:45 cumulative time)
Stage 6 Tappan Zee Bridge – George Washington Bridge (15.7 miles/25.2 km) on July 1st 2012:
Grace van Byl 3:28:01 (27:26:41 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 3:34:10 (28:07:55 cumulative time)
Stage 7 George Washington Bridge – Verrazano Narrows Bridge (18.6 miles/29.1 km) on July 2nd 2012:
Grace van der Byl 4:21:31 (31:47:52 cumulative time) vs. Rondi Davies 4:28:38 (32:36:33 cumulative time)
Additional articles on the 2016 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim:
*Stage 1: Cheryl Reinke Wins 8 Bridges Stage 1 Marathon
*Competitor: Elena Pavlova Swimming From Ukraine To New York
*Stage 2: Paige Christie Overcomes Conditions At 8 Bridges
*Stage 3: Cheryl Reinke Extends Slight Lead Under 8 Bridges
*Stage 4: Four For Cheryl Reinke At 8 Bridges
*Ageless Swimmers: Touting Jamie Under 8 Bridges
*Stage 5: Top Duo Duel Each Other And Weather
*Nerves: Goose Bumps While Swimming The 8 Bridges
*Stage 6: Swimming In Stages Down The Hudson River
*Stage 7: Cheryl Reinke, Paige Christie Go 7 For 7 At 8 Bridges
*Perseverance: Stage 6 Takes 6 For Capri Djatiasmoro
Copyright © 2016 by World Open Water Swimming Association
A Thank You Gift from WOWSA
|WOWSA is celebrating the|
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.
Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.
CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.
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.