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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tracking Swimmers Across Your Screen

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Over the next 36 hours, open water swimmers around the world will be followed virtually by their families, friends and fans.

Alex Meyer swimming across Lac St-Jean in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean, Kellie Latimer and Charlotte Brynn in the 25 km Kingdom Swim 25 km in Lake Memphremagog, Kevin Joubert in the 10 km Kingdom Swim, Mina Rhoden and Kat Filley swimming across the width of Lake Tahoe, and Douglas McConnell's Ka’iwi Channel will be seen by thousands of supporters around the world.

The swimmers can be tracked via Track.RS:

*Kellie Latimer here
*Charlotte Brynn here
*Kevin Joubert here
*Mina Rhoden here
*Kat Filley Brown here
*Doug McConnell here

"Instead of waiting for a phone call or text; rather than frequently checking updates on Facebook or receiving tweets, Evan Morrison has created a customizable GPS tracking system for marathon swimmers that can be followed in real-time," explains Steven Munatones of the World Open Water Swimming Association.

"This remarkable technology enables swimmers to broadcast their swims in real-time. This greatly helps bring the sport of marathon swimming to wherever the swimmer's family, friends or fans are located. You can track exactly where the swimmers are in a lake or channel or down a river even if you are at home, in the office or on the road.

Combined with photos, videos and updates posted on social media, Track.RS is a great way to bring the challenges and progress of marathon swimmer to mobile phones and computer screens around the world

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