Oswald Schmidt

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Oswald Schmidt, organiser of the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference, International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and the GaddinAbtGarnish swim
The Poseidon Award winners at the 2013 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cork, Ireland
2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference organised by Oswald Schmidt and Paschal Horgan in Cork, Ireland
4-person English Channel relay with Imelda Lynch (far left), Patrick Sheehan (second from left), Coach Eilis Burns (middle), Oswald Schmidt (second from right), and Eddie Irwin (far right)

Oswald Schmidt is an Irish open water swimmer. He swam the Strait of Gibraltar in 10 July 2011 in 7 hours 5 minutes and is the race director for the GaddinAbtGarnish circumnavigation swim around Garnish Island in County Cork, Ireland. He has organised several Irish National Master's swim galas including several of the largest dinners in the sport of swimming in Ireland.

He was selected as the 2013 Volunteer of the Year by the Sandycove Island Swim Club, was on a successful 4-person English Channel relay, was the co-event director of GaddinAbtGarnish, a 3 km and 5 km open water swim, and was the press relations officer for the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim.

Global Open Water Swimming Conference

The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference was a conference co-host and co-organised by Oswald Schmidt and Paschal Horgan and held in Cork, Ireland. The organising committee includes Oswald Schmidt, Paschal Horgan, Captain Tom McCarthy, Ciaran O'Connor, Finbarr Hedderman, and Ned Denison. The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference was held in Cork, Ireland between 11-13 October 2013 where the presenters include Professor Tom Doyle, Trevor Woods, Dr. Angel Yanagihara, Dr. Lunt & Dr. Adams, Fergal Somerville, Kevin Murphy, Niek Kloots, Sally Minty-Gravett, and Wayne Soutter.

The Organising Committee was the recipient of the 2013 Poseidon Award given by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The collective efforts of the committee is nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

Schmidt also is the organiser of the annual International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and the World Open Water Swimming Association awards ceremonies at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland on 11-13 October, together with Paschal Horgan of the Cork Lions Club.

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