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2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

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An overview of the 2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Long Beach, California, USA.

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http://www.10Kswim.com
An overview of the 2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference as part of the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Long Beach, California, USA.

For more information on open water swimming, visit
http://www.openwatersource.com
http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com
http://www.imshof.org
http://www.10Kswim.com

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2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
The 2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference was held to great acclaim on June 5that the Long Beach Marriott Hotel in Southern California where an international gathering ofopen water swimming and triathlon athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, race directors,physicians, commentators, scientists, fans and enthusiasts arrived from around the world.Over two dozen presentations and panel discussions covered every aspect of the vast worldof open water swimming. The conference was an unprecedented opportunity for open waterswimming enthusiasts and decision-makers from all over the world to network, shareinformation and learn the latest and most up-to-date training, tactics and techniques for openwater swimming as a solo swimmer, competition athlete, masters swimmer, triathlete or multi-sport athlete.The Conference kicked off with two engaging speeches:
 
The Art of Open Water Swimming by 7-time world swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith of Australia 
 
The Magic of Open Water Swimming by extreme adventure swimmer Ram Barkai of South Africa In addition to the keynote speeches, attendees enjoyed 24 presentations, panel discussions,video analysis of world-class open water swimmers, awards ceremonies, a unique OpenWater Swimming Almanac, an Italian dinner and could participate in the Drafting, Positioning,Navigating and Pacing Clinics held in Santa Monica Beach, Corona del Mar Beach and inMarine Stadium in Long Beach.The Conference also included an unprecedented post-race video analysis of the USASwimming National 10K Open Water Swimming Championships presented by The AthleteVillage.Join world champion Shelley Taylor-Smith,two-time world masters champion Gerry Rodrigues and USA Swimming National Team coach Steven Munatones in a comprehensive review of the close-up video footage of some of the world's best open water athletes as theydiscussed and analyzed the swimming technique, race tactics and subtle strategiesused during the USA Swimming National 10K Open Water Swimming Championships.The exciting finish to the men's 10K race was analyzed and is shown here.  The tactical positioning and pacing in the women's 10K race was analyzed and is shown here.  The action at the floating feeding station was analyzed and shown here.  Photos from the championship races are shown here.  The Conference was divided in four tracks from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at the Long BeachMarriott Hotel & Convention Center with an optional networking breakfast that started at 8:00am.
 
 
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Training
 
Business
 
Racing
 
LifestyleThe Training Sessions included the following presentations and speakers:
 
 
Preparing Age-group and College Swimmers for the Open Water by Gerry Rodrigues
 
Developing World-class Athletes via Pool Open Water Training by Gerry Rodrigues
 
 
Navy SEALs Training by Olympian Larsen Jensen.
 
Nutritional Needs of Triathletes and Open Water Swimmers by Jim Miller, M.D.The Business Sessions included the following presentation and speakers:
 
 
 
 
Wetsuits and the Web - Catalysts for Triathlon Growth by Dan Empfield
 
Officiating and Announcing Open Water Races by Sid Cassidy
 
Me, Inc. - The Many Hats We Wear by Paul Hekimian  The Racing Sessions included the following presentations and speakers:
 
The Champion's Mindset by Shelley Taylor-Smith 
 
 
Hypothermia and Hyperthermia by Jim Miller, M.D. 
 
The Equipment and Technology of Racing by Steven Munatones, Julie Smithwick, Jen Schumacher and Ken Schuh
 
 
The Rules of Open Water Swimming by Sid Cassidy  The Lifestyle Sessions included the following presentations and speakers:
 
Shouldering Mediocrity to an Extreme by Forrest Nelson 
 
 
Women in Open Water Swimming by Anne Cleveland
 
 
The Day The English Channel World Record Was Set by Penny Dean
 
Planning, Preparing and Escorting for Channel Swims by John York and David Clark USA Triathlon offered seven Continuing Education Units for USAT certified coaches whoattend the Conference.USA Triathlon described the conference as "...
bringing together the 
world’s foremo
st experts on open water swimming including prominent triathlon coaches and personalities. World open water swimming champions, English Channel world record holders, top professional marathon swimmers and some of the most decorated Olympic coaches will share their experiences, insights and recommendations on how to prepare optimally, train intelligently and race well in the open water 
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In addition, based on a global poll sponsored by blueseventy of over 35,000 open water swimmers from 153 countries, the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year (to Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria), the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Women of the Year (to Poliana Okimoto of Brazil) and the 2009 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year (to Andrew Smilley of Cayman Islands)were officially announced and recognized by their peers. The results of the poll are at The Water Is Open. blueseventy has also donated elegantly designed trophies to recognize their remarkable achievements.These awards were followed by a special announcement of Lifetime Achievement Awardwinners (Siga Rose, Greta Anderson and Dan Empfield) and an Italian dinner in the hotel.Conference attendees included accomplished individuals from Australia, Azerbaijan,Bangladesh, Canada, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, NewZealand, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago and throughout the United States.Speakers and VIP Attendees included:Anne Cleveland (California): a single-crossing and double-crossing English Channelswimmer, Catalina Channel swimmer and motivational speaker with Wish Upon A StarProductions.Will attempt to become the first person to do a double-crossing of both theEnglish and Catalina Channels in the summer of 2010.Bill McFarland (Cayman Islands): Past President and Board Director of theCayman IslandsAmateur Swimming Association and Open Water Committee. Specialist in open water coursedesign, set-up and risk management. Co-Course Officer for the Flowers Sea Swim.  Bob Placak (California): Pan American Games medalist and Founder and Race Director ofthe world-famous RCP Tiburon Mile.Coach and organizer of numerous victorious teams in the Maui Channel Swim and Trans Tahoe Relay events over three decades. Founder of Robert C. Placak & Associates. Brennan Lindner (California): Founder of Generic Events that produces over 20 sportingevents throughout the world including triathlons in Bali and biathlons in California.Captain Adam Smith (California): Director, Naval Special Warfare Recruiting, United States Navy SEALs (Sea, Land, Air), a renowned stealth and clandestine branch of the U.S. militaryforces.Chris LaBianco (Colorado): Chief Development Officer for USA Swimming Foundation  Christiane Fanzeres (Brazil): Pro swimmer and English Channel swimmer and MarathonSwimming Supervisor for the Brazilian Swimming Federation.

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