WOWSA Launches Free Global Event Calendar
WOWSA Launches Free Global Calendar
In WOWSA’s annual survey on how to best serve the open water community, 78% of the 2,140 respondents said they wanted more news and information on races and events.
In response to these results, WOWSA launched a global event calendar this week.
WOWSA Founder Steven Munatones, who has covered the sport since 1978, said,
“As everyone knows, the number of open water events has significantly and consistently increased year over year since the IOC approved the 10 km Olympic marathon swim in 2005.”
Munatones added, “In addition to…
- winter & Ice
- marathon & Channel
- multi-day stage
- swim vacations
- high altitude
…there are at least 25,000 organized open water swims held every year around the globe.”
The 50th Anniversary Waikiki Roughwater Swim (pictured below) was the first event to appear on the calendar. Race Director Kaia Hedlund said, “I think that the registration process was quite simple. I see the benefit for the swimmers who can easily learn about different swim adventures.”
WOWSA CEO Quinn Fitzgerald said,
“We are thrilled to offer this service for free to thousands of event organizers, promoters and governing bodies.”
How to List on WOWSA Global Calendar:
- Register as a free user: https://www.openwaterswimming.com/login-2/
- Navigate to Event page & click “Add New”
- Add your event details and photo to the calendar
- Use the social buttons on your event page to share on social media
- Become a WOWSA Event Manager Annual Member for additional features
Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.