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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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Quick Registration Links:
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

  • 100-meter newcomer swim
  • 800-meter swim (½ loop of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course)
  • 1 loop of the Olympic Triathlon swim course (1.5 kilometers)
  • 3 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (5 kilometers)
  • 6 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (10 kilometers)



Overview[edit]

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.

Events[edit]

  • Global Open Water Swimming Conference
  • International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
  • World Open Water Swimming Awards
  • 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km and 10 km swims in the Olympic triathlon and marathon swim courses


Dates[edit]

Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Conference Location: RMS Queen Mary[edit]


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

Swim Location & Course[edit]

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[edit]

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

  • Cash Bar
  • Butler Pass - mini quiche (2), strawberries w/ walnuts (2), veggie egg rolls (2)
  • Veggie Display



Day #2: Saturday, September 22nd[edit]

  • 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference that includes the World Open Water Swimming Awards (luncheon) and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies (dinner).
  • Self-Serve
  • Lunch
  • Queen sandwich deli plate
  • Dinner
  • Salad: Mixed greens with julienne of veggies
  • Entree: Choice of top sirloin steak of beef or Grilled Chicken Breast with paprika and champagne sauce
  • Dessert: Carrot cake

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


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

  • Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year
  • Pilar Geijo (Argentina), 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year
  • Jamie Patrick (USA), 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year


Other speakers will include:

  • Wayne Riddin (South Africa), race director of the world’s largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile
  • Mark Perry (UK), head coach of British Swimming
  • Colin Hill (UK), Technical Director of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics
  • Diana Nyad (USA), International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame dual inductee
  • Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia), 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion
  • Forrest Nelson (USA), Catalina Channel Swimming Federation president and channel swimmer
  • Dr. "Marcy" Marcella MacDonald (USA), 12-time English Channel swimmer
  • Martin Strel (Slovenia), Big River Man
  • Yutaka Shinozaki (Japan), Founder of Japan International Open Water Swimming Association
  • Craig Dietz (USA), Limbless Waterman
  • Greta Andersen (USA), Olympic Gold Medalist and International Swimming Hall of Fame and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame dual inductee
  • Dr. Khwaja Aziz (Bangladesh), FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee


Day #3: Sunday, September 23rd[edit]

  • North side beach at Marine Stadium in Long Beach starting at 9:00 am
  • 100-meter newcomer swim
  • 800-meter swim (½ loop of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course)
  • 1 loop of the Olympic Triathlon swim course (1.5 kilometers)
  • 3 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (5 kilometers)
  • 6 loops of the Olympic 10 km Marathon Swim course (10 kilometers)


Parking
There is ample parking in and around Marine Stadium.

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

Warm-up
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
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.

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

Registration[edit]