To educate, entertain, and enthuse those who venture beyond the shore. Over 16,618 articles on solo swims, pro races, relays, charity events, ice swims, eco-swims, stage swims, marathon swims, trends, products, services, personalities, coaches, governing bodies, rules, demographics, books, films, blogs, conferences, camps, clinics and happenings in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, canals, channels, fjords, estuaries, lochs, coves, firths, straits, bays, and harbors. Sponsored by WOWSA.org.
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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Darren Miller Reaches Out Three Times Over
Team Forever will host the 4th Annual Three Rivers Marathon Swim (3RMS) on September 23rd.
"This unique open water swimming event benefits Team Forever, which donates 100% of the 3RMS profit to the Forever Fund," explains race visionary and organizer Darren Miller.
"The fund benefits local families in need of help to cover the costs associated with infant cardiothoracic surgery at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh."
The 2017 3RMS is open to 15 marathon swimmers. "This will be a solo event only with application available via my website, 3RMS Facebook page and the Marathon Swimmers Forum beginning April 22nd. We will accept applications until we reach our 15-swimmer limit. My dream for this race has always been about building as much camaraderie between swimmers as possible, and not worrying as much about the cost to get you there.
We launch at 7 am with powered escorts, kayaking teams and all crew from Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore, and head over to the Point where swimmers will begin with a water start from the Point State Park Fountain.
I will wait until daybreak for safety reasons, so +/- 7:30 am. Swimmers will be fed from a designated kayak. Additional supplies (water/supplements) will be on the second kayak.
Should it be required, additional water will be available aboard one of our six powered escort boats (2 per river) which will patrol the course during the entire swim. Swimmers will have the opportunity to bring a family member/crew if they choose. The crew member can either kayak as a volunteer with the swimmer, or ride aboard one of our roaming escort boats."
Swimmers will have two kayakers on either side of them at all times during the race.
"Swimmers will swim north, current assist, along 5 km of the Ohio River where they will turn around at Brunot Island, and swim 5 km, against the current, back to the city. Once the swimmers hit the Point State Park 10 km mark, they will begin swimming against the current to the halfway point (15 km) on the Monongahela River, for the Hot Metal Bridge turnaround point Swimmers will return to the starting point once again for the 20 km mark. Swimmers will make the turn around the Point, and head out against the tide of 5 km of the Allegheny River to the 40th Street Bridge, and head back (current assist) the final 5 km to the Point (along the city-side of the Allegheny) the original starting point, for a buoy finish."
The total distance is 30 km with 10 km in each of the three rivers in Pittsburgh: the Ohio River, the Monongahela River, and the Allegheny River. The water temperature will average 70°F.
"There will be a strict 12-hour time cutoff or a 4-hour pace per 10 km."
Copyright © 2008-2017 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
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 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.