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The Open Water Almanac - Steven Munatones - Chapters 1-40

The Open Water Almanac - Steven Munatones - Chapters 1-40

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Steven Munatones has served as the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team coach at the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships and 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 national team camps. Write for Swimming World Magazine, Swimming Australia Magazine and Competitor Magazine. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and board member. Member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming
Committee and USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Committee. 1982 World Long Distance Swimming Champion (25K). NBC Olympics Commentator for the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing. Created the Open Water Swimming Dictionary and World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. Prepared open water swimming materials used by NBC, USA Swimming, Beijing Olympic Committee, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and National Geographic Magazine. Did 5 unprecedented solo swims over 30K in Asia and several pro marathon swims in Canada, Mexico and Atlantic City. Serve as Technical Swimming Delegate for the Special Olympics and 2011 World Games and advisor to race directors in the USA, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Japan. Board member of Swim Free.
Website:
http://openwatersource.com

About the Author:
Steven Munatones has served as the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team coach at the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships and 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 national team camps. Write for Swimming World Magazine, Swimming Australia Magazine and Competitor Magazine. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and board member. Member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming
Committee and USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Committee. 1982 World Long Distance Swimming Champion (25K). NBC Olympics Commentator for the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing. Created the Open Water Swimming Dictionary and World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. Prepared open water swimming materials used by NBC, USA Swimming, Beijing Olympic Committee, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and National Geographic Magazine. Did 5 unprecedented solo swims over 30K in Asia and several pro marathon swims in Canada, Mexico and Atlantic City. Serve as Technical Swimming Delegate for the Special Olympics and 2011 World Games and advisor to race directors in the USA, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Japan. Board member of Swim Free.

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 Introducing...
A Comprehensive Collection for the EntireOpen Water Community!
Are you an true Open Water enthusiast?If so, then you will appreciate the value of this compilation!The
Open Water Almanac
is a collection of resources and documents developed, edited andupdated by Steven Munatones as a gift to the Open Water Community. But before we seewhat is actually inside the Open Water Almanac, let's meet the author...
Steven Munatones
 About the Author:
Steven Munatones has served as the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team coach at the 2001, 2003,2004, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships and 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 national team camps. Writefor Swimming World Magazine, Swimming Australia Magazine and Competitor Magazine. International MarathonSwimming Hall of Fame inductee and board member. Member of the FINA Technical Open Water SwimmingCommittee and USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Committee. 1982 World Long Distance SwimmingChampion (25K). NBC Olympics Commentator for the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing. Created theOpen Water Swimming Dictionary and World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. Prepared open water swimmingmaterials used by NBC, USA Swimming, Beijing Olympic Committee, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and NationalGeographic Magazine. Did 5 unprecedented solo swims over 30K in Asia and several pro marathon swims inCanada, Mexico and Atlantic City. Serve as Technical Swimming Delegate for the Special Olympics and 2011 WorldGames and advisor to race directors in the USA, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Japan. Board member of Swim Free.
© 2010 by Steven Munatones. All Rights Reserved.
 
 presents
The Open Water Almanac
When you see hundreds of swimmers competing in the open water,it is easy to take for granted the great progress of this awesome sport.Yet open water swimming has come a long way in relatively short timeto enjoy the phenomenal worldwide enthusiasm that this great sportreceives today.
 
Table of Contents
The Open Water Almanac
This comprehensive and authoritative collection consists of the following documents:
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WOWSA
: Worldwide Open Water Swimming Association -http://www.worldopenwater.com/ 
© 2010 by Steven Munatones. All Rights Reserved.
 
Open Water Swimming Dictionary
Copyright © 2008 by Steven Munatones
 
ThisAmerican English open water swimming dictionarywas first written in 2008 and was used at the 2008Beijing Olympicsand byNBC OlympicsandUSA Swimming.TheOpen Water Dictionaryincludes the definitions, etymologies, synonyms and examples of numerous terms used in the sport of open water swimming.
Abandonment
(noun): 1. Termination of an event prior to its completion due to safety considerations. A racemay be abandoned and restarted at a later time due to unsafe conditions on the course.
When the weather worsened and the waves reached over ten feet, the referee called for abandonment of the race
. 2. A terminationby a swimmer due to injury, exhaustion or time limits.
Acclimate
(verb): To become accustomed to warmer or colder water temperatures, wind chop and waves, andvarious other conditions before an open water race or solo swim.
The swimmer began to swim in colder water inorder to acclimate for the English Channel.
Acclimatization
(noun): The process of adapting to warmer or colder water temperatures, wind chop and waves,and various other conditions prior to an open water race or solo swim.
 Acclimatization is an important part of  preparing for the warm water conditions expected at the Olympics 10K Marathon Swim.
 
 (noun): The continued fall of body temperatures during re-warming after hypothermia thought toendanger the heart by further cooling due to the cold blood returning from the periphery. However, afterdrop isnot always observed depending on the circumstances.
The doctor was concerned about afterdrop even after theswimmer had been pulled from the ocean and treated in the medical tent 
.
Age-group start
(noun): When the swimmers are divided by specific ages at the start (as opposed to seededstarts or mass starts).
Swimmers between the ages of 20-39 gathered for a start near the pier.
[Origin: bef. 1150;(v.) ME sterten to rush out, leap (c. MHG sterzen); r. OE styrtan (attested once), c. G stürzen; (n.) ME stert(e)sudden jerk, leap, deriv. of the v.]
Aquatic peloton
(noun): A group of swimmers who are swimming together and drafting off one another inorder to swim more efficiently and faster in the open water.
The team from New York formed a great aquatic peloton at the Open Water Pursuit races
.
 (verb): 'Ice-hold swimming' in the Finnish language or swimming in a frozen body of water thatrequires cutting a hole in the ice, where the water temperature hovers around 0 °C (32 °F).
The AvantouintiSociety is a group of swimmers who enjoy swimming in ice holes cut in frozen lakes and ponds
. Synonyms:winter swimming, cold-water swimming, extreme swimming, ice hole swimming, ice swimming.
 (noun): A person who does ice-hold swimming or avantouinti (Finnish).
The Avantoswimmers cut a hole in the ice and went for a 5-minute dip despite the falling snow language
. Synonyms: winterswimmer, cold-water swimmer, extreme swimmer, ice hole swimmer, ice swimmer.
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The Open Water Almanac, p.3

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