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Northwest Open Water Swimming Association

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noun - NOWSA, Inc. or the Northwest Open Water Swimming Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Washington under RCW 24.03. It is also refers to the National Open Water Coaching Association.

Objectives[edit]

NOWSA was founded with the following purpose:

  • Promote interest in swimming in Pacific Northwest waters.
  • Furnish information and advice to those intending to make a NOWSA sanctioned swim.
  • Promote the safety and welfare of sanctioned swimmers.
  • Observe and authenticate NOWSA sanctioned swims which take place in Pacific Northwest waters.
  • Gather and preserve historical data on NOWSA sanctioned swims.
  • Promote public access to the shores and waterways of the Pacific Northwest.

Territory[edit]

The Pacific Northwest includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and may extend to adjacent areas, but not those that conflict with established sanctioning bodies.

Sanctioned Swims[edit]

Governance[edit]

NOWSA is governed by its adopted by-laws, a board of directors, the laws of Washington State, and the Rules of Marathon Swimming.

Board of Directors[edit]

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