Tag: World Open Water Swimming Association

Thank God It’s Friday

With the average age of open water swimmers estimated to be 36 years old (based on an analysis of the results of 30 large mass participation open water swims on 5 continents), it is safe to assume that many of these adult swimmers enjoy all kinds of beverages at the appropriate times. If open water swims were the equivalent of cocktail drinks, what would

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Butterfly Swim Rules In The Open Water

With swimmers from Africa and Europe to the Americas, Oceania and Asia doing more and more non-freestyle swims in the open water, the issue of how to define butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke in the open water has been a topic in the global open water swimming community for some time.* The World Open Water Swimming Association developed an initial

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WOWSA…IMSHOF Heads To Cork, Ireland

From Florida to California, from the United Nations to the Queen Mary, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and World Open Water Swimming Association has held its ceremonies in various locations from the West Coast to the East Coast in the US. For the first time in its history since 1961, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame will

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WOW … Whatta Year Of Achievement

Creativity, commitment and courage. These are the common threads among the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Award recipients this year: Stephen Redmond, the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year from Ireland. Annaleise Carr, the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year from Canada. Juan Ignacio Martínez Fernández-Villamil, the 2012 World

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