Best Places To Swim

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Best Places To Swim is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Association WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe

noun - BestPlacesToSwim is an online information service provided by Orca that enables open water swimmers and triathletes to upload and download detailed information about open water swimming courses and services offered (including restrooms, bars, restaurants, showers, locker rooms) and cautions to be aware of.


Orca is the New Zealand-based creator and developer of cutting edge sports apparel, born out of athletes’ success in the grueling and technically advanced sport of triathlon. Orca, established in 1992, produces products such as wetsuits for the triathlon and open water swimming markets as well as FINA-approved competitive swimwear.


2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees

Best Places To Swim 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

Best Places To Swim by Orca
Best Places to Swim is Orca's new service that enables the ability for the global community for open water swimmers and triathletes to can upload and describe their favorite open water courses. Athletes can both teach and share their favorite courses as well as learn and download information from other courses that swimmers have recommended. The information includes the difficulty of the course (easy, medium, hard), services available (restrooms, locker rooms, showers, bar, restaurant), safety conditions to be aware of (rocks, marine life, currents), and ample room to describe the courses as much detail as necessary. For its core business of sports apparel to social media offerings, for its global outlook from Down Under to across the world's continents, and for an easy-to-use, convenient service, Best Places to Swim by Orca is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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