WOWSA! Sanctioned Events of the World Open Water Swimming Association

The World Open Water Swimming Association supports race directors, organizations and individuals by providing event sanctions and race insurance. These races include swims in lakes and bays, seas and oceans.  The events include professional races, marathon swimming competitions and mass participation events in Asia, the Americas.

Presently, the WOWSA-sanctioned events roster includes:
  • 2010 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Long Beach, California, USA
  • 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in United Nations, New York, USA
  • 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Queen Mary, California, USA
  • 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork, Ireland
  • 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Isle of Bute, Scotland
  • Aquatic Park 24 Hour relay
  • Atlantic Crossing 4 by Jennifer Figge (USA) from Brava, Cape Verde (Africa) to Gran Riviere, Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean)
  • BCT Gdynia Marathon Swim in the Bay of Puck, Poland
  • BCT Gdynia – The Open Race in the Bay of Puck, Poland
  • Bente Weber Memorial Swim in St. Kitts, West Indies
  • Blue Marsh Open Water Mile in West Lawn, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Carter Lake Crossing
  • Caspian Swim to Bathtub Rock in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA
  • Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim
  • Chatfield Classic
  • Crystal Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA
  • Curaçao Tandem Crossing by Niko Kluyver and André Nottelman in Curaçao
  • Curaçao Channel Crossing by Erwin Ruijsink in Curaçao
  • Current Crossing Aquatics in Riva, Maryland, USA
  • Cyprus Israel Swim (a 400 km relay between Cyprus and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea)
  • El Cruce from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Escape From Lewes Open Water 5K Swim
  • FKCC Swim Around Key West in Key West, Florida, USA
  • French Creek Racing's Upper Merion Open Water Swim Series in Lake Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania
  • Friday Night Swim Races
  • Green Island Swim by Cameron Keith (Australia) in Cairns, Australia
  • Green River Reservoir Swim in Vermont, USA
  • Georgeville or Bust in Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, USA and Georgeville, Quebec, Canada.
  • Hawaii Invitational Christmas Loooong Distance Swim in Waikiki, Oahu, USA
  • Ice Swimming German Open (Aqua Sphere Ice Swimming) in Wöhrsee, Burghausen, Germany
  • In Search of Memphre across Lake Memphremagog from Newport, USA to Magog, Canada
  • Island Pond Swim in Lake Memphremagog around The Island, Vermont, USA
  • International Ice Swimming Association events (worldwide)
  • Jax Coco Shek-O Challenge in Hong Kong
  • Julie Bradshaw 14 Way International Windermere Relay in Windermere, UK
  • Kaiwi Channel Association crossings between the islands of Molokai and Oahu in Hawaii
  • King & Queen of the Sea in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Kingdom Games in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA
  • Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremgog, Vermont, USA
  • Klein Curaçao to Curaçao Crossing by André Nottelman and Erwin Ruijsink in Curaçao
  • Lake Erie Crossing #1 from Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. to Long Point, Canada by Annaleise Carr
  • Lake Erie Crossing #2 from Long Point to Port Dover, Ontario, Canada by Annaleise Carr
  • Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association crossings in Lake Erie, USA to Canada
  • Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association crossings in Lake Erie, USA to Canada (Norman Stark Jr., Elliot Spaeder)
  • Lake Hapotcong Open Water Swim Festival in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA
  • LEOWSA
  • Liberty to Freedom Swim from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom tower in Manhattan, New York
  • Lucky Duck Open Water Swim in Sylvania, Ohio
  • Mallorca Circumnavigation by Righardt Krugel (South Africa)
  • Matthew Moseley’s 25-mile Solo Crossing of Lake Pontchartrain
  • Maui Channel Swim from Lanai to Maui, Hawaii, USA
  • Massawippi Swim in Lake Memphremagog at Ayres Cliff in Quebec, Canada
  • Memphremagog Swim in Derby around Black, Belle, and Cove Islands, Vermont, USA
  • Mighty Mac Swim in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Monterey Beach SportsFest in Monterey, California
  • Mount Everest Swim at 6,100m Altitude by Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia)
  • Naples Island Swim in Long Beach, California, USA
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Canandaigua by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Keuka by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Skaneateles by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Cayuga by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Seneca by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Conesus by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Hemlock by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Owasco by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge - Otiscoo by Bridgette Hobart Janeczko
  • Nejib Belhedi, World Iron Swim Gulf of Gabès Crossing, Tunisia
  • Nejib Belhedi, Ouma of Monastir, Tunisia
  • Nejib Belhedi, Golfe de Skanes, Monastir Sea, Tunisia
  • Nejib Belhedi, Kerkennah - Sfax Channel, Tunisia
  • Night Train Mile from Angel Island to Tiburon, California, USA
  • Ocean Games in New Jersey, USA
  • Persian Gulf 1000K Stage Swim from the Strait of Hormuz to Arvand Kenar in Iran by Mohammad Kobadi
  • Polson Water Daze in Polson, Montana, USA
  • Poseidon Swim Challenge in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • Power Challenge
  • Race for the Conch Eco-SeaSwim in Turks & Caicos
  • Raise The Bar in Kent, Western Australia
  • RE7 North Shore Challenge For Camp Trillium
  • Rose Pitonof Swim
  • Setup Celebration
  • Seymour Swim in Lake Seymore, Vermont, USA
  • Son of a Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA
  • South Padre Island Open Water Festival
  • South Shore Classic
  • Stoked To Go Out in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA
  • SwimPalooza Monterey Bay in Monterey Bay, California
  • 1400K Swim Across Tunisia by Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia)
  • Swim Around Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  • Swim Beyond Avalon between Catalina Island and La Jolla Cove, California, USA
  • Swim for Alligator Lighthouse
  • Swim Hobbs Island in Huntsville, Alabama, USA
  • Swim Marathon Turks & Caicos by Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan) from North Caicos to Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
  • Swim Miami in Miami, Florida, USA
  • Swim Ocean City in Ocean City, Maryland, USA
  • Swim The Battle Of Turtle Gut Inlet in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, USA
  • Swim The Bridge in Saylorville, Iowa, USA
  • Swim The Costa Brava in Cala Montgo, Spain
  • Swim The Island in Bergeggi, Italy
  • Swim The Kingdom Week in Northeast Kingdom, Vermont, USA
  • Swim4Miles in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tampa Bay Frogman Swim in Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Tampa, Florida, USA
  • TCT7 Swim in Lake Park, Georgia, USA
  • Team Ft. Collins Horsetooth OWS
  • The Cold Half in Hong Kong
  • The Cold Standard in Hong Kong
  • The Cold Water Challenge in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
  • The Cold Water Classic in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
  • The Five in Hong Kong
  • The Great Lake Adventure in Lake Ontario organized by Vicki Keith
  • The Lakeside Lighthouse Loop in Polson, Montanta, USA
  • Three Continent Crossing between Asia, Europe and Africa by Mohammad Kobadi
  • Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association solo and relay crossings between Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan
  • United States Winter Swimming Association events
  • Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
  • Whitefish Lake Swim in Whitefish Lake, Montana, USA
  • Willoughby Swim in Lake Willoughby, Vermont, USA

 



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