DNOWS Header

Image Map

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Swimming And Smiling Between 0-3°C

Courtesy of www.hd-production.at at the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany.

The surface water temperature was measured at 0.9°C with the deeper water measured at 3.7°C in the midst of air temperatures that dipped to -11°C during the 2017 Ice Swimming Aqua Sphere World Championships in Burghausen, Germany.

"The swimmers got in the water like the temperature was similar to a normal competition pool," observed Steven Munatones. "Only when you looked down at the venue with ice all around, and officials chipping off ice that had formed in the freezing air, and spectators dressed warmly for winter, did you realize that this event was something very special.

The athletes smiled, they waved, and they showed genuine appreciation for the volunteers and spectators after each race.

And many of them competed in one race, hopped out, walked to a hot tub, and then got right back in for another race. Their efforts, their hardened personifications of acclimatization to the cold are hard to believe, even when they are right there in front of you
."

Athletes ranged from 26 countries in Africa (like Samantha Whelpton), North America (like Jaimie Monahan and Anna DeLozier), South America (like Victoria Mori), and all over Europe (like Ines Hahn and Elena Makïnen).

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

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
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 Magazine

The 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...
LEARN 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.
LEARN MORE...

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An 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:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program