DNOWS Header

Image Map

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Getting Better As We Get Older In The Open Water

Courtesy of Business Insider.

The longer we cover the open water swimming community, the more we become inspired by and awed by the exploits of swimmers in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

People like 73-year-old Toshio Tominaga crossed Japan's Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in 9 hours 58 minutes in September 2016 [shown above].

Perhaps we should not be so surprised according to a variety of surveys conducted around the world. These survey were summarized by Business Insider and indicate that life can get better as we age:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69 years old.
"People over 60 had better life satisfaction than people 55 and up predicted they would feel five years down the line."

Men and women feel best about their bodies after 70.
"Men's self-perception appears to peak in their early 80s, when about 75% agree with the statement "You always feel good about your physical appearance." Women's rates of agreeing with that statement is a little below 70% when they hit about 74 years old."

People get wiser as they get older.
"Scientists analyzed responses from people of all ages for characteristics like being able to see from someone else's point of view, anticipating change, considering multiple possible turnouts, acknowledging uncertainty, and searching for compromise. People between 60 and 90 did better than other ages on almost every count."

Psychological well-being peaks at about 82.
"Scientists asked people to picture a 10-step ladder, with the best possible life on the top rung and the worst possible life on the bottom rung. 82-85 year olds gave the highest average rung number, about 7."



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

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