WOWSA OCEAN FEST

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SEASIDE LAGOON REDONDO BEACH

ABOUT THE EVENT

The World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) brings you Ocean Fest 2019. 

Location: All events within Seaside Lagoon & the beach right next to the Redondo Beach Pier. Three days and so many events!

Talks

Race

Awards

Marathon Swimmer Friday

2PM – 5PM Goal Setting with Ned Denison

  • Led by Ned Denison the famed International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Inductee and founder of Cork Distance Week.

6PM – 8PM – Welcome Dinner @ King Harbor Yacht Club

  • To celebrate the elite club of swimmers who have accomplished the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

SATURDAY, OCT 5TH

8am – 7pm

Saturday is full of fun activities, speakers, wave makers, Guinness World Record attempts, a Luau and more!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

8AM – Morning Yoga

9AM – Wave Makers Speaker Series: Ocean Swimming

  • Paul Asmuth, Ned Denison, Melissa Blaustein, Ram Barkai, Brian Meharg, Steve Munatones

10AM – Live Guinness World Record Attempt

  • Yuko Matsuzaki will attempt to swim for 24 hours in an Endless Pool

11AM – Get Wet Ocean Workshops for All Levels

2PM – Wave Makers Speaker Series: Ocean Giving

  • Bill Brand, Shelley Luce, Jamal Hill, Pablo Fernandez Alvarez, Sarah Turner, Mark Caron

5PM – Hawaiin Luau Dinner

  • Featuring Guinness World Record Ceremony & WOWSA Awards

REDONDO BEACH COASTAL CHALLENGE

Sunday October 6th | 6:30am – 3pm

Join us at what is currently the proposed location for the 10km Marathon Swim of 2028’s Olympic Games.  Who knows, this might even start you down the road to the LA games!

10k, 5k, 1k, 200m, 100m

Marathon Swimmers, Age Groupers, First Timers & Special Olympics

Best of Redondo Food & Beer

After Party Expo, Food Tents & Beer Tasting

Prize-giving & Live Music

Make Friends, Dance & Celebrate!

RACE SCHEDULE

6:30AM – Race Check-In

8:00AM – Safety Briefing

8:30AM – Parade Procession to Race Start

9:00AM – 10K Swim & Hike Start

9:15AM – 5K Start

9:30AM – 1K Start

10:00AM – 100 & 200M Start

10:30AM – Food, Beer Expo & Massage

1:00PM – Race Awards

WOWSA AWARDS &
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Saturday October 5th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm

Every year we acknowledge and celebrate the men and women who are champions both in and out of the water.  As our sport grows, we aim to keep the history books up-to-date with the achievements of those who made a difference.

 

2018 WINNERS

Adventure - Tenacity - Perserverance

Ion Lazarenco Tiron

MAN OF THE YEAR

  • First person from the republic of Moldova to achieve the Oceans seven
  • Completed a 100km 3-day stage swim called the Swim of Peace on the river Prut to celebrate 100 years of unity between Moldova & Romania
  • Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Aleksandra Bednarek

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

  • The 20-year-old Polish swimmer from Lodz set two International Winter Swimming records
  • Association world records in the 50m and 200m breaststroke
  • Aleksandra also completed a Catalina Channel crossing in 12 hours and 7 minutes

Ross Edgley

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • The British celebrity author swam a 157-day circumnavigation around the coastlines of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland
  • With the help of Red Bull Media House, his detailed documentation of the conditions were educational and inspirational

IceBears Hintertux

OFFERING OF THE YEAR

  • Joesef Koberl, president of the Ice Swimming Association Austria, with Italian Paolo
  • Chiarino, Dane Sinne Lundgard organized the world's first high-altitude glacier swim camp in Austria's Hintertuxer Gletscher

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