International Conference on Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques in Tokyo

International Conference on Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques in Tokyo

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

With the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim coming up in August at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Odaiba Marine Park, academics, coaches, trainers and others will gather in Tokyo to discuss the sport at the International Conference on Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques (ICOWSRT) on February 25th – 26th.

Organized by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, presentations, papers and lectures will be offered covering Open water swimming, Short-distance open water swimming, Long-distance open water swimming, Middle-distance open water swimming, Marathon open water swimming, Racing techniques, Stroke, sighting and drafting, Beach starting/exiting, Equipment used in competitions, Wetsuit usage, Event safety requirements, Safety equipment, Emergency action plan, and Nutrition considerations for open water swimming.

The International Conference on Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars from around the world to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Open Water Swimming and Racing Techniques.

I am very interested in what these researchers and academics have to say,” said Steven Munatones. “The Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Tokyo Bay will be the fastest, most competitive, most strategic open water swimming race in history. With high humidity and high heat in a flat-water course with no significant or even minor currents or tidal forces, the fastest swimmers in the world – including the fastest 1500m swimmers, will present a race for the ages. The podium positions are up for grabs. It will be great to hear from these scholars what to look for and what to expect.”

A number of selected papers are being considered for a Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Later, the selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

The World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit here and here.

The following 20 swimmers have already qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the 2019 FINA World Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim held in Yeosu EXPO Ocean Park in Gwangju, South Korea in July 2019:

1. Florian Wellbrock (Germany) 1:47:55.90
2. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France) 1:47:56.10
3. Rob Muffels (Germany) 1:47:57.40
4. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary) 1:47:59.50
5. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 1:48:01.00
6. Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy) 1:48:01.00
7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands) 1:48:01.90
8. Alberto Martinez (Spain) 1:48:02.20
9. Mario Sanzullo (Italy) 1:48:04.70
10. David Aubry (France) 1:48:05.10

1. Xin Xin (China) 1:54:47.20
2. Haley Anderson (USA) 1:54:48.10
3. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:54:49.90
4. Lara Grangeon (France) 1:54:50.00
5. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 1:54:50.50
6. Ashley Twichell (USA) 1:54:50.50
7. Kareena Lee (Australia) 1:54:50.50
8. Finnia Wunram (Germany) 1:54:50.70
9. Leonie Beck (Germany) 1:54:51.00
10. Sharon van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 1:54:51.10

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Steven Munatones