Tag: World Open Water Swimming Association

It Is Truly A Global Sport

The 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held in Long Beach, California on September 21 - 23. Registration just opened and already open water swimming coaches, swimmers, administrators, race directors from Panama, Tunisia, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Bangladesh,

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A Good Direction For Open Water Swimming

The sport is on the move - positively and progresively.As the sport of open water swimming grows at a rate faster than one new event per day somewhere in the world, there is an increased need for greater safety, enhanced promotion, improved officiating, better communications and immediate reporting of race results. For many years, the sport has quietly and

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Hear, Hear – On Land And In The Water

Ryan Bullock, founder of Swim To Hear, has combined the sport of swimming with hearing loss in a unique and educational way.Why swimming?Ryan explains, "Swim To Hear draws from the unique parallels that exist between swimming and science of hearing. Both share many of the same basic physical properties. Sound and water both travel in waves and exhibit

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A Rematch Against The Rok

Abdul Malick Railoun will face off again against Slovenian pro marathoner Rok Kerin at the Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.Rok just barely edged out the up-and-coming 18-year-old at the tape at the 3K Speedo Challenge at the aQuellé Midmar Mile. With over R70,000 (US$10,495) in prize money, the 8K race promises to be

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WOWSA – Greta Andersen Loves Life

Greta Andersen was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) during a TV interview. The interview focused on Greta's Swim School in Los Alamitos, California which is going marvelously strong. Her force of personality and her sweet, but stern, methodology quickly enables children and infants to be safe and

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Training For The English Channel

People all over the world are currently training for major channel swims and other long-distance swims all over the world. The English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Cook Strait, Gibraltar Strait and Tsugaru Channel - and several dozens of other swims from western Australia's 19K Rottnest Channel Swim to the 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in

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