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The World Open Water Swimming Association offers a general overview of open water swimming safety from the perspective of the swimmers, coaches, volunteers, safety personnel, race directors and associations or governing bodies.

The World Open Water Swimming Association offers a general overview of open water swimming safety from the perspective of the swimmers, coaches, volunteers, safety personnel, race directors and associations or governing bodies.

It is a 10-minute video summary of various aspects of safety considerations, but is not meant to address the specific safety concerns of your particular swim.

Swimming in any open body of water (e.g., ocean, lake, river, bay) is inherently risk and potentially hazardous. WOWSA strongly advises that you should only enter into the open body of water and participate in any open water swimming practice , event or competition if you are medically able and properly trained to accept and handle the inherent risks found in the open water that may include waves, currents, tides, marine life including jellyfish, sharks, sea snakes, and bacteria, boating, water skiing, surfing and windsurfing traffic, pollution, lightening, coral reefs, rocks, jetties, and piers.

You should also never swim alone or in conditions that could possibly overwhelm you due to rough conditions, extreme temperatures or marine life.

The cost of the video summary is US$10 that will be used to continue promoting safety in the open water swimming world.

Alternatively, you can become a WOWSA member and be able to view the Open Water Swimming Safety Video for free. Swimmers, coaches, race directors, and volunteers can enjoy the following benefits of World Open Water Swimming Association membership for one year from the date of membership for US$19.95):

  • Open Water Safety Education Course
  • Product Discounts
  • Open Water Swimming Magazine
  • Open Water Swimming Almanac
  • WOWSA Membership Card
  • Openwaterpedia Entry
  • Open Water Workouts of the Week

 



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