Open Water Source
The areas we will cover include swims in oceans, lakes, rivers, seas and anywhere else there arecompetitive races, charity swims, fun swims, professional marathon swims – or any other open waterswimming event for individuals of any age, background or ability.
The Purpose of the Conference
We just want to provide a forum where interested and experienced people can openly discuss thevarious issues related to open water swimming – from hypothermia to hyperthermia, from marine lifeto human intervention in emergencies. The experts will talk about what goes into the pre-race planning,the equipment necessary, communication protocols, documentation and how professional life saverscan work with race officials and race volunteers.
Open Water Key Note Speakers and Contributors
On the first day, Friday, March 18
, we will have a social where everyone can network and meet eachother face-to-face. The open water swimming community rarely has these occasions where like-minded enthusiasts can come together and just chat and talk about their sport.On the second day, Saturday, March 19
, we have an entire line-up of great speakers. We will start off with two of the best and continue throughout the day with some great speakers and presenters.
Shelley Taylor-Smith, one of the most passionate advocates of open water swimming and its athleteswill give the keynote speech.She has really done everything in the sport, from winning 7 professional marathon swimmingchampionships to swimming the English Channel. She is a member of FINA’s Technical Open WaterSwimming Committee and has done short swims and marathon swims in very cold water and verywarm water.Her practical experience and unique way of touching people with humor and a tough-nosed approach isalways a good way to kick-off a meeting.
We also haveLewis Pughgiving a welcome message. Here is a real pioneer who is always pushing theenvelope of human potential. He has literally swam in freezing water in the North Pole and up onMount Everest. His swims has an extraordinarily high level of risk – but he mitigates the risk withextensive planning and proper preparation. His personal experiences and entertaining style of speaking
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