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IOLITE

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Dr. Chris Lechner uses an IOLITE in his traverse across Lake Michigan on 5 August 2015
IOLITE is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association for its WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe

noun - IOLITE is a high-precision tracking device that is worn on the back of swim goggles. IOLITE sends real time feedback during an open water swim directly to the goggles through a small LED array that provides input on the straightest swim possible. IOLITE analyzes the direction the open water swimmer is heading. If the swimmer veers off course, the LED lights will change colors to notify the swimmer what direction they should need in order to stay on course with significantly reduced sighting throughout the process.

The LED display attaches to any type of goggles. The LED display is attached to IOLITE through a small waterproof wire that attaches at the back of the goggles or the swim cap. The lights will indicate if the swimmer is on course, either slightly right or slightly left. Once the swimmer is on course, a green light illuminates as an indication that they are on course. In addition, cadence and pace tracking lights are placed to the right of the directional lights for additional data to be streamed during any open water swim.

IOLITE sends data in real time to make sure the swimmer or triathlete maintain their pace exactly as planned. IOLITE can also tell the distance swum in order to make pacing easier.

T3 is a software program that provides complete analytics after the swim. T3 provides data on what the swimmer can do to improve including distance, direction, speed, and cadence. Included is a complete playback including every aspect of the swim and compare it, side-by-side with other swimmers who have swum the same course.

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Vikings were extraordinarily skilled navigators in the harsh conditions. According to the ancient Viking Sagas, the Vikings had a magical stone that could pinpoint the sun through heavy cloud cover or even when it was beyond the horizon, allowing them to navigate in otherwise impossible conditions. Scientists believe the sunstone was the mineral "iolite." Since the Vikings magical sunstone allowed them to navigate in harsh conditions and sail straight lines, the company executives (Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, Justin Peck) called their GPS open water tracking unit IOLITE.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

IOLITE is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Axis Buoy by FINIS (U.S.A.)
2. Best Places To Swim by Orca (New Zealand)
3. Chillswim Coniston by Chillswim (Great Britain)
4. Find A Way by Diana Nyad (U.S.A.)
5. IOLITE by Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, Justin Peck (U.S.A.)
6. Lake Geneva Swimming Association by Ben Barham (Switzerland)
7. Madswimmers Charity Swims by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Samsung Boğaziçi Kıtalararası Yüzme Yarışı (Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim) by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (Turkey)
9. Sting No More™ by Dr. Angel Yanagihara (U.S.A.)
10. Swim Across America (U.S.A.)
11. SwimCross (Switzerland)
12. SwimEars® by Hans Henrik Heming (Denmark)
13. Swimmit by Ivan Peralta (Spain)
14. SwimTrack by Evan Morrison (U.S.A.)
15. WEST (Water World Swimming Therapy) (Israel)
16. World Ice Swimming Championships (Russia)

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

IOLITE by Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, Justin Peck
Eons ago, the Vikings were extraordinarily skilled navigators in the harsh oceanic conditions who used the mineral iolite that could pinpoint the sun despite heavy cloud cover, allowing them to navigate in otherwise impossible conditions. Their remarkable navigational IQ can now be replicated by an invention developed by Utah triathletes Stephen Holm, Raymond Rogers, and Justin Peck. The trio has integrated modern-day technologies with IOLITE to help solve one of the greatest challenges of swimming in the open water: navigation. A tiny LED array in the IOLITE goggle lens while swimming in the water provides input for the straightest swim possible. For enabling open water swimmers and triathletes to swim along their designated course on a straight line by giving directional instructions inside goggles, for offering a high-precision GPS tracking device that is placed on the back of swim goggles, and for providing real-time navigational feedback and post-swim data analyses to swimmers, the IOLITE goggles is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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Company Executives[edit]

Stephen Holm, Chief Executive Officer: He has continually brought creative solutions to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and saw a need for real-time guidance during the open water swim of triathlon events.

Raymond Rogers, Chief Technology Officer: He has worked in the IT and software development industry for over 15 years. He enjoys working with data and technology in every aspect of life. Once he started competing in triathlon, his desire for data and technology also found a new domain.

Justin Peck, Chief Operations Officer: He has been racing triathlons competitively for almost 20 years with a list of achievements including back-to-back series championships in off-road motorcycles, four USRA series championships, national winner and third overall winner in The Challenge of America’s series.

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