The Next Big Idea - Open Water Swimming

The Next Big Idea – Open Water Swimming

Is the sun setting – or is the day breaking – for open water swimming in the USA?

USA Swimming is looking for a bunch of Big Ideas for its membership to help it continue its success in the 21st century.

The sports needs your support and seeks your input.

As Executive Director Chuck Wielgus explained, “USA Swimming is looking for your help to find the ‘Big Idea’ for the future of the organization and the sport and SwimNetwork will serve as the forum for comments, voting and the opportunity to submit your ideas. Past Big Ideas have been the creation of the Golden Goggle Awards, Duel in the Pool, the Club Development Division, Make a Splash, and more.”

We were very happy to note that open water swimming is one of the possible Next Big Ideas for USA Swimming.

But they need your help in this public online discussion. Big Idea #6 is Open Water Growth where the proposal is to develop strategies that use open water swimming as a means for growing participation and membership, in a similar way to road/distance running (which draws in recreational runners as opposed to competitive track athletes).

Please take the time to voice your opinion here.

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