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Global Open Water Swimming Conference Impressions

Global Open Water Swimming Conference Impressions

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Published by Steven Munatones
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2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference – Impressions
I wanted to personally convey my appreciation for the hospitality that youforwarded to me whilst I was in LA. I really appreciated the efforts you went to,ensuring that I was looked after and made to feel a part of the conference and meet. I cannot express how much I enjoyed the experience and I only hope that Ican return the hospitality and respect that was given to me. Additionally I also wanted to congratulate you on the outstanding work you did in putting together the Global Open Water Swimming Conference and USA OpenWater Swimming Trials. Both were an outstanding success and you should becommended for the professionalism and passion that you brought to bothactivities. You bring a lot of knowledge and credibility to our sport and I can tell you that on behalf of both our athletes and I, we are grateful for this support and wish you all the best for the future.
Greg Towle, Olympic and National Open Water Swimming Coach,Swimming Australia Ltd.
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for all your effortsduring the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and World Championship Trials at Long Beach Marine Stadium.The Global Open Water Swimming Conference was a spectacular event, the first ever to bring together this far-flung community. You've done a great service tothe sport. Many thanks for putting in the mountain of dedicated work to make it  possible. I learned a lot and enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new ones.Congratulations!
David Clark, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inducteeand board director
Great work last weekend. Congrats on a great Open Water Swimming event at USA National Open Water Swimming Champs this weekend in Long Beach, USA.In a word WOW! What a week. Fun friends and fellowship with my passionateopen water mates. Thank you so much to for your amazing hospitality! Cheers.
Shelley Taylor-Smith, Champion Mindset Consulting Founder and 7-timeWorld Marathon Swimming Champion
 
I would like to say THANK YOU!! for the great job you did. The Conference wasgreat and we (Mexico) learned a lot!!!
Mauricio Garduño, Mexico Swimming Federation andAcuática NelsonVegas
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For someone that started swimming about four years ago, the conference wasvery insightful and my wife, Victoria Rian, and I would attend future conferences if circumstances allowed. As Victoria continues her training for the CatalinaChannel, some of the sessions really relieved some of her concerns over theventure. Thanks again for a job well done. I especially enjoyed the two sessions Iattended with Jim Miller and Ram since he was a swimmer I could relate to sincewe both did not grow up in a pool and tool up open water later in life.
Herman Arrivillaga, fitness swimmer
Thanks again for putting this all together. I got a great deal of information,direction and help really from Matt Dixon and Gerry Rodrigues. Swimmingly,
Lyle Nalli, masters swimmer
I enjoyed the conference, especially the networking. Great job. Blessings to youand many swims with Dolphins!
Kim M. White, President, Cabrillo Beach Polar Bears and USA TriathonLevel I Coach & Race Director
What an incredible experience you offered in Long Beach. I am still digesting thefact that I brushed shoulders with such legendary people. I will never forget Penny Dean’s whispered workshop and the brownies she brought! I want to especially thank you for the incredible Almanac. What a humongous collection of resources.Thank you so much for developing this...what a labor of love.The collection of experts and open-water swimming wisdom was absolutely unbelievable…I will never forget this experience…it was an AMAZING experience.Thank you!!
Guila Muir and Associates, Developing Trainers, Presenters, andFacilitators to Make a Difference
That was fantastic; the conference; the races; the people; the fun; THANKS!
Eney Jones, former professional triathlete, nationally-ranked swimmerand coach
THANK YOU for the opportunity to meet so many people. I sat in awe as Gerry described modern open water race training, as Penny detailed her day in Dover,and Dr. Jim Miller was meticulous about healthy nutrition for athletes—especially swimmers. It will be one of those days (out of the water) I'll remember for a
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lifetime. And thank you for inviting me too speak. TO imagine that Penny, JohnYork and Philip Rush took the time to listen is just simply astounding...if only therewas some way to bottle Shelley's enthusiasm and distribute it...
Forrest Nelson, English Channel, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel andCook Strait swimmer
The conference was great, I see it growing over the next few years.
Kara Robertson, Swim Las Vegas
Thank you so much for inviting Ram and myself. Well done on a great networkingand information sharing opportunity. As an event organizer, I made invaluablecontacts and am looking forward to future collaboration with many of my newcolleagues. Many thanks once again and best regards.
Craig Doonan, Cadiz Freedom Swim, South Africa
Your work this last week was nothing short of phenomenal.
 
Mike Saltzstein, former Vice President, USA Swimming
Know that you did an incredible job putting all together for this weekend extravaganza. Lots was simple event management, conference management and all. But the way you put everything together was quite a tribute to who you are, your passion and your education. YOU ROCK!!!Great job. Your vision and your dedication to your sport is incredible. Others may have the vision but implementing it is what you have done.
Kaia Hedlund, President, Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee and KaicoSports
Thank you so much for all of the follow up emails from the event this weekend. Ireally enjoyed my first viewing of open water and meeting some of the passionateand amazing people within the system.
 
Lisa Wemhoff, USA Swimming, National Team Performance Support
I really enjoyed the conference, thank you for setting it up! There were so many interesting sessions but as we could only be in one place at a time, if any of thesessions were taped will we eventually be able to enjoy them online?
Lori Christensen, viXen training LLC
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