2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference

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Register today for the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference (September 21-23).

Register today for the entire weekend, and take advantage of the "Early Decision" discounts.


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The 100-Meter Swim | The 800-Meter Swim | The 1.5K Swim | The 5K Swim | The 10K Swim

Join us at the north side beach at Marine Stadium in Long Beach. Races start at 9:00 AM



Open water swimming heroes and heroines will gather in Long Beach, California on the RMS Queen Mary to participate in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference and the World Open Water Swimming Awards on September 22nd and 5 different open water swim on September 23rd.

The three-day open water swimming extravaganza will offer award ceremonies, book signings, open water swims replicating the Olympic Games marathon swim, and inspirational and educational presentations by luminaries of the sport.

The new open water swims will be held in Marine Stadium, the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games rowing venue. Swimmers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds will compete in a replica of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course to be used at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The swims will include 100m, 800m, 1.5 km triathlon, 5 km and 10 km distances.



Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Conference Location: RMS Queen Mary

Join us aboard the RMS Queen Mary, one of the most famous ocean liners in the world.

Swim Location & Course

Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California, a replica of the 2012 London Olympic Games triathlon and marathon swim courses in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London

Day #1: Friday, September 21st

Welcome Reception and book signings on the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach

Day #2: Saturday, September 22nd

The honorees of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies include:

The World Open Water Swimming Award recipients will also be honored:

Other speakers will include:

Day #3: Sunday, September 23rd

There is ample parking in and around Marine Stadium.

Rest Rooms
Portable potties will be rented based on the number of participants.

Athletes will be allowed to warm-up in Marine Stadium on September 23rd beginning at 8:30 am.

Spectator Viewing
Marine Stadium allows for convenient and easy spectator viewing.

Vendors will be permitted to sell or advertise products in the parking lot near the start of the race.

Contingency Plan
If the weather or water conditions do not cooperate for a safe event, the race will be canceled and partial refunds will be made to the participants.

An aerial view of the course can be seen here in the video above or under Open Water Swimming Aerials.


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