Tag: global open water swimming conference

Anne Marie Ward On WOWSA Live

Sponsored by KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach, California. In a throwback episode (from June 2012) of Open Water Wednesday (the precursor to WOWSA Live), USA Swimming national team coach Anne Marie Ward spoke with Steven Munatones on a variety of topics. Ward was the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and is an inductee of the Hall of Fame

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The Vision Of Ouma

The Vision Of Ouma Courtesy of WOWSA, Bizerte, Tunisia. Ouma, or swimming in the sea, is a concept being pushed locally and nationally in Tunisia by visionary Nejib Belhedi. The growing program brings hundreds of children and teenagers during each session to the Tunisian coastline who are taught by adults. The children and teenagers are grouped

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Dancing In The Water To Music

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Matthew Moseley swam shore-to-shore to the sound of music across Lake Pontchartrain in 14 hours 55 minutes, an historic swimming first. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing used Moseley's traverse across Lake Pontchartrain as the background to a new documentary film, Dancing In The Water. In the

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Safety First

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jim Anderson of Honolulu, Hawaii was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Administrator at the 2014 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on the Isle of Bute. Anderson was recognized for serving as a dedicated, long-time race director who has been organizing swims

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Cold On The Outside, Warm On The Inside

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most remarkable ice swimmers in the world is Jackie Cobell. Gritty and determined, personable and extroverted, the warm-hearted English channel swimmer has all the tools necessary to handle cold water for long distances. "Even when I was a child, I enjoyed being in cold water. It was just

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