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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, April 2, 2017
10 Best Swim Legs During Ironman's 2016 Season
1. IRONMAN Australia in Port Macquarie: “Swimming in the Hastings River was a wonderful experience, and the rolling start eased my mind.”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Clayton Fettell (AUS) in 43:47 over 3.9 km at at 1:08/100m pace
2. IRONMAN Wales in Tenby's North Beach, Pembrokeshire: “Perfect, zero stress and wonderful volunteers.”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Daniel Niederreiter (AUT) in 45:25 over 3.9 km at a 1:10/100m pace
3. IRONMAN Coeur D’Alene in Lake Coeur d'Alene: “The best swim start ever! Zero washing machine effects with the rolling start. Absolutely awesome!! Every race should be like this.”
2nd fastest swimmer in 2016: Carson McDaniel (USA) in 49:42 over 2.4 miles at a 1:17/100m pace
4. Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga, downstream swim on the Tennessee River: “Not as chaotic as other races I’ve done. Really loved the rolling start off the dock and the exit up the stairs. Good layout and thought process.”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Csőke Balázs (HUN) in 40:48 over 2.4 miles at a 1:03/100m
5. SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia around the Busselton Jetty: “Pristine.”
3rd fastest swimmer in 2016: Michael Fox (AUS) in 46:17 over 3.9 km at a 1:11/100m pace
T6. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand: “The swim was magnificent. The lake is absolutely stunning and I would do it over again in a second.”
2nd fastest swimmer in 2016: Clayton Fettell (AUS) in 48:03 over 3.9 km at a 1:14/100m pace
T6. Subaru IRONMAN Canada: “Please don’t change a thing! This was my first triathlon and expected to have an anxious first competitive, open water swim. But, I didn’t. It was a steady, enjoyable swim. I attribute much of that to the swim course design and support. Flawless.”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Andy Potts (USA) in 47:03 over 2.4 miles at a 1:13/100m pace
8. IRONMAN Barcelona in Calella: “Great swim experience, best out of all my previous events. I was very impressed with the level of organization. Put me at ease and felt very relaxed and safe.”
2nd fastest swimmer in 2016: Mark Oude Bennink (NED) in 49:24 over 3.9 km at a 1:16/100m pace
9. IRONMAN Louisville in the Ohio River: “Talk about a low stress swim. I loved it!”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Alexander McCrohan (USA) in 46:58 over 2.4 miles at a 1:12/100m pace
10. IRONMAN Boulder in Boulder Reservoir: “This was the best swim I have ever had (comfort, ease of sighting, quickest time) and was so blown away by all of the volunteers helping in the water. I felt so much safer than in any other race and felt that they helped keep us all on course.”
Fastest swimmer in 2016: Rudy Kahsar (USA) in 52:21 over 2.4 miles at a 1:21/100m pace
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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
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