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2016 WOWSA AWARD WINNERS
2016 WOWSA Man of the Year – Nejib Belhedi
2016 WOWSA Woman of the Year – Jaimie Monahan
2016 WOWSA Performance of the Year – Sarah Thomas’ Lake Powell Swim
2016 WOWSA Offering of the Year – Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim
Sunday, January 29, 2017
In How Many Seas Have You Swum?
What swimmer in history has swum in all 12 seas around the world? Who is a World Sea Swimmer?
A World Sea Swimmer has completed an open water swim (sea swim) of any distance in the Mediterranean Sea (1), Red Sea (2), Black Sea (3), Caribbean Sea (4), Gulf of Mexico (5), Hudson Bay (6), Bering Sea (7), Tasman Sea (8), Coral Sea (9), Bay of Bengal (10), Arabian Sea (11), and North Sea (12).
Other seas include the Davis Strait, Labrador Sea, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gulf of Maine, Bay of Fundy, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, Buzzards Bay, Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound, New York Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Bay of Campeche, Campeche Bank, Gulf of Gonâve (Haiti), Gulf of Honduras, Golfo de los Mosquitos, Gulf of Venezuela, Gulf of Paria, Gulf of Darién, Argentine Sea, Norwegian Sea, Aegean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Wadden Sea, Baltic Sea, Archipelago Sea, Bothnian Sea, Central Baltic Sea, Gulf of Riga, Oresund Strait, Sea of Åland, English Channel, Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, Bay of Biscay, Cantabrian Sea, Myrtoan Sea, Sea of Crete, Thracian Sea, Alboran Sea, Balearic Sea, Catalan Sea, Cilician Sea, Gulf of Sidra, Levantine Sea, Libyan Sea, Ligurian Sea, Sea of Sardinia, Sea of Sicily, Marmara Sea, Sea of Azov, Gulf of Guinea, Denmark Strait, Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Laptev Sea, Kara Sea, Barents Sea, Pechora Sea, White Sea, Wandel Sea, Greenland Sea, Lincoln Sea, Baffin Bay, The Northwest Passages, Prince Gustav Adolf Sea, Amundsen Gulf, Hudson Strait, James Bay, Beaufort Sea, Amundsen Sea, Bass Strait, Bellingshausen Sea, Cooperation Sea, Cosmonauts Sea, Davis Sea, D'Urville Sea, Drake Passage, Great Australian Bight, Gulf St Vincent, King Haakon VII Sea, Lazarev Sea, Mawson Sea, Riiser-Larsen Sea, Ross Sea, Scotia Sea, Somov Sea, Spencer Gulf, Weddell Sea, Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Laccadive Sea, Mozambique Channel, Persian Gulf, Timor Sea, Anish Sea, Arafura Sea, Bali Sea, Banda Sea, Bering Sea, Bismarck Sea, Bohai Sea, Bohol Sea (or Mindanao Sea), Camotes Sea, Celebes Sea, Ceram Sea, Chilean Sea, Sea of Chiloé, East China Sea, Flores Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortés), Gulf of Carpentaria, Gulf of Thailand, Halmahera Sea, Java Sea, Koro Sea, Mar de Grau, Molucca Sea, Philippine Sea, Salish Sea, Savu Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Seto Inland Sea, Sibuyan Sea, Solomon Sea, South China Sea, Sulu Sea, Tasman Sea, Visayan Sea and Yellow Sea.
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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.