It's Not About The Swim
It's Not About The Swim is a series of webinars produced and presented by Nuala Moore.
It's Not About The Swim Webinars was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category. Its nomination reads, "The COVID-19 pandemic led to all kinds of unexpected and unprecedented changes in the swimming world. Lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home orders became common. Pools were closed, teams stopped practices, competitions were cancelled. These mandates served as a catalyst to an exodus to the shorelines, many swimmers going in cold water for the first time. As a result, the Irish Coast Guard, and the Rescue services in Ireland responded to multiple weekly near-drowning incidents. Nuala Moore saw a gap between the experience and the foundational knowledge needed for swimming in sub-10°C water. She helps swimmers to safely swim within their limits in cold water and developed 2-hour online webinars on cold water injuries, focusing on the complex cocktail of cold water temperatures and distance swimming. For educating the influx of swimmers transitioning to the cold and comprehensively explaining the how-to's, do's and don'ts of safely venturing past the shorelines, for helping develop a passion and respect for the sea among less experienced swimmers, and for addressing safety issues for swimmers in cold open water, the It's Not About The Swim Webinars by Nuala Moore is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."