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World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year

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World Open Water Swimming Product of the Year is part of the WOWSA Awards

noun - The World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year is an annual award that is part of the WOWSA Awards and are meant to identify events that:

(1) best support and assist open water swimmers achieve their goals,
(2) are innovative, unique and beneficial to open water swimmers, race directors, coaches or administrators, and
(3) have made the most positive impact on the world of open water swimming during the calendar year.

The nominees for the World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year are unique products or services with an exceptional twist and extraordinary value to open water swimmers around the world.

WOWSA Awards[edit]

The World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year is part of the WOWSA Awards and presented by the World Open Water Swimming Association. It is awarded together with the following categories:

World Open Water Swimming Offering or Event of the Year Recipients[edit]


Due to the explosive growth of the sport of open water swimming from ice swims to ultra-marathon swims, there has been a concurrent growth in the products, service offerings, vacations, technical devices and gadgets, coaching experts, equipment and content provided to the emerging open water swimming market.

The nominations recognize some of the best products and services that the global open water swimming world has seen. Extreme swimmers, disabled swimmers, ice swimmers, marathon swimmers, professional swimmers, administrators, coaches, pilots, and swimmers from all walks of life have used, purchased and benefited from an increasingly number of products and services.

2021 World Open Water Swimming Event of the Year Nominees[edit]

Winner: Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (Italy)
First Runner-up: Irish Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (Ireland)
Second Runner-up: Mediterranean Peace Route (Cyprus-Turkey)
4. Authentic Marathon Swim (Greece)
5. Asociación Mexicana de Aguas Abiertas (Mexico)
6. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (USA)
7. Strait of Bonifacio (Italy-France)
8. Around-Coronado Swim (USA) tie
8. DC Marathon Swim (USA) tie
10. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim (Japan)
11. Rottnest Channel Swim (Australia)
12. Wörthersee Swim Austria (Austria)
13. Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim (Turks & Caicos)
14. Trans Tahoe Relay (USA)
15. Perhentian Island Marathon Swim (Malaysia)

2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

1. Antarctica 2020 International Swim by Ger Kennedy (Ireland)
2. Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Australia)
3. Der Mensch Als Fisch - Die Abenteuer von Otto Kemmerich friesischer Schwimmpionier by Erik Eggers (Germany)
4. Galilee Marathon Swimming Association by Guy Cohen and Eyal Schachner (Israel)
5. I Swim And Travel Around The World by Yasu Fukuoka (Japan)
6. It's Not About The Swim Webinars By Nuala Moore (Ireland)
7. Kosatka DV by Oleg Dokuchaev (Russia)
8. Mallorca Open Swim by Boris Nowalski (Spain)
9. Marathon Swim Stories by Shannon House Keegan (USA)
10. Maratona Aquática. Das Piscinas As Aguas Abertas O Guia Definitivo Do Treinamento Para Nadadores E Triatletas by Diogo Zoppi (Brazil)
11. NOAA National Weather Service "Wave Safe With Bruckner Chase" Series (USA)
12. OceanFit by Andre Slade (Australia)
13. Ocean Grease by Edward Beck (Australia)
​14. Open Water Virtual Grand Slam by Mark Johnston (USA)
15. Orca SW "Smart" Wetsuit (Spain)
16. RIO with Lucas Rivet and Anthony McCarley (Argentina/Brazil/USA)
17. Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming by Howard Means (USA)
18. Strong Like Her. A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers and Unstoppable Athletes by Haley Shapley (USA)
19. App (USA)
20. THE PONDS, Still Waters Run Deep by Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith (UK)
21. Wave Warrior by Matt Wild (UK)
22. Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui (USA)

2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

1. Blind Vision by James Pittar (Australia)
2. FINIS Stream (USA)
3. FORM Swim Goggles + Polar® OH1/OH1+ Heart Rate Sensor (Canada)
4. Kayaking & Coaching by Dan Simonelli (USA)
5. Ocean Triple R: Remote Recovery Rescue by Nuala Moore (Ireland)
6. Oceanman Series Experience (global)
7. Open Water: San Francisco. Calendar 2020 by Zina Deretsky (USA)
8. Prolific Promotions by Elaine Howley (USA)
9. Slow Swimming by Stuart Hamilton (UK)
10. Swimming Easter Island by John McCarthy (South Africa)
11. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim (USA)
12. The Ancient Seven Seas by David Rich (global)
13. Travesía Interminable by Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) and Adam Skolnick (USA)
14. WAVE Drowning Detection Systems by Mark Caron (USA)

2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

1. A History of Marathon Swimming (USA) by Joe Grossman & Steve Walker
2. AKUA Kelp Jerky (USA) by Courtney Boyd Myers
3. Asociación de Cruce a Nado del Río de la Plata (Argentina) by Lucas Rivet
4. ENERGYbits® (USA) by Catharine Arnston
5. Icebears Hintertux (Austria) by Josef Köberl
6. International Ice Swimming Association World Cup Series by Ram Barkai
7. Marathon Swimming: The Sport of the Soul (USA) by Paul Asmuth
8. Maelstrom Seven by Wild Swimming Brothers
9. Ontberingen van een marathonzwemster / Hardships Of A Marathonswimmer (Netherlands) by Monique Blok-Wildschut
10. Patagonia Swim (Chile) by Cristian Vergara and Julieta Núñez Gundlach
11. St. Lucia Channel Swim (St. Lucia & Martinique) by Sue Dyson & Nathaniel Waring
12. Tahiti Swimming Experience (Tahiti) by Stéphane Debaere & Tahitian Swimming Federation
13. Take Your Dream (Australia) by Eric, Hunter and Tuck Helmick
14. TOWER 26 (USA) by Gerry Rodrigues
15. Waikiki Roughwater Swim DIY Swim Certificate (Hawaii) by Michael Rök & Jim Cotton

2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
3. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
7. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal]] by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)

2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

1. Prison Island Swims (international)
3. Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Turkey)
4. Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival (USA)
5. KAATSU Aqua (Japan)
6. Hawaiʻi Tiger Shark Tracking (USA)
7. OceanFit (Australia)
8. The Power of Swimming or Simma med Stjärnorna (Sweden)
9. (United Kingdom)
10. Instabeat (International)
11. Terroir Project Collection (Denmark)
12. Agar Plasticity (Japan)
13. MadSwimmer (South Africa) Children Charity Swims
14. Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart by Lynne Cox (USA)
15. Global Alert Platform by the Ocean Recovery Alliance (Hong Kong)
16. Blue Mind Summits by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

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

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

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees[edit]

The 2012 nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:

Videos of Nominees[edit]

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