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Friday, March 29, 2019

WOWSA Survey On The Sport Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, San Francisco, California.

Today, the sport of open water swimming - on all seven continents of Planet Earth - is bigger and growing more rapidly than ever before.

Whether you're a winter swimmer, stage swimmer, competitive professional swimmer or ice swimmer, the World Open Water Swimming Association wants to hear your opinions. Whether you want to do - or watch - unprecedented stage swims across lakes or down coastlines, or learn about the health benefits of an icy cold open water plunge, your advice is of sincere interest to us.

To better serve the global community of aquatic adventurers, we want to make sure WOWSA is providing the most relevant content and the best tools to help you find swims, find friends, get advice and celebrate all the important milestones on your swimming journey.

Please take a few minutes to share your opinions and advice regarding open water swimming here.

Photo above shows open water swimming luminaries and the 2018 WOWSA Award winners at the Open Water Summit held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Top row from left to right: Marcia Benjamin, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Ger Kennedy, Lewis Pugh, Angel More, Antonio Argüelles, Dan Simonelli, Jessi Harewicz, Pat Gallant-Charette, and Adrian Sarchet. Bottom row left to right: Steven Munatones, Ross Edgley, Aaron Peirsol, and Ram Barkai.

Take the WOWSA survey here.

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