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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:
Monday, August 15, 2016
Geneva Lake Swimmers Help Special Operations
"The proceeds from the 8.2-mile (13.2 km) Swim 4 Freedom on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation who do an amazing job providing full college educations to surviving children of Special Operations personnel killed in combat and also provide immediate financial assistance to Special Operations personnel severely wounded in combat. Please join me in supporting these talented and dedicated individuals who sometimes risk everything to keep our country safe," explains race director Steele Whowell.
"Over the 8 years that we have been doing this event, this year was by far the best weather we’ve ever had. Temperatures were hot and winds were down. The average finishing time was much faster than in the past. A special thanks to Chief Master Sergeant Will Markham and Colonel Craig Brotchie for joining us this year. These gentlemen sacrifice, sometimes everything, to keep our country safe and we do this event for them, for their brothers and for their families."
Over US$35,000 was raised and donations are still coming in.
1. Carly O'Brien 3:44
2. Evelyn Edge 3:44
3. Melodee Nugent 3:48
4. Jay Gallentine 3:57
5. Grant and Kiwi 3:58
6. Jim Sorenson 4:09
7. Karin Keenan 4:15
8. Chris Dosenbach 4:31
9. John Riley 4:41
10. Tara Trent 5:19
11. Hillary Browning 5:32
12. Camille Ayers 5:36
13. Dan Projansky 6:36 [butterfly, shown above]
14. Patrick and Jeff Dietrich 6:45
15. Julie Sheldon 6:45
16. Steve Weytens 6:45
1. Team Irish 3:42
2. Master Sprinters 3:44
3. 10th Ave Relay 3:54
4. Red Wave 3:59
5. Team Collins 4:03
6. This Team Aint WAC 4:09
7. Team Arrowmaker 4:22
8. Belvedere Park 4:24
9. Blue Wave 4:25
10. Team Huskies 4:29
11. Team Langelund 4:37
12. Team IMWI 4:37
13. Team Chum 4:38
14. Team Chicas 4:47
15. Team Oscar Mike 4:54
16. Team Brander 4:55
17. Team Lifka 5:21
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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...
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.