Badge of Honour

From Openwaterpedia

Revision as of 20:44, 10 March 2013 by Admin (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

noun - A Badge of Honour is an experience of an open water swimmer, triathlete, surfers and other marine sports enthusiasts that is unique to the sport of open water swimming. Examples of Badges of Honour include the following:

Ten Common Badges of Honour

Descriptions of a Badge of Honour are usually followed by elaborate explanations of the effects and conditions that open water swimmers or triathletes experience.

1. I got stung.
2. I saw a shark.
3. I got hypothermia.
4. I got swum over at the buoys.
5. I got caught in the tides.
6. I saw dolphins.
7. I heard whales.
8. I got massive chafing.
9. I got stuck against the currents.
10. I got an ice cream headache.

External links

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
Courtesy of