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Global Open Water Swimming Conference

Global Open Water Swimming Conference 2014

20th & 21st September 2014

Mount Stuart Castle, Isle of Bute, Scotland

Mount Stuart Castle, Isle of Bute




The Global Open Water Swimming Conference is an annual gathering of open water swimmers, marathon swimmers, ice swimmers, channel swimmers, adventure swimmers, race directors, multi-sport endurance, athletes, coaches, writers, scientists, physicians, marine biologists, trainers, escort pilots, vendors, sponsors, promoters, and officials in the sport.


The 2014 Global Open Water Conference is being held on the beautiful Isle of Bute, 2 hours from Glasgow, Scotland between 17 to 21 September.  It will be attended by enthusiasts and luminaries from six continents, and is devoted to providing information about the latest information in the sport.



  • Listen and meet the world's most foremost experts and luminaries in open water swimming
  • Discuss the sport’s trends and issues
  • Learn about race tactics, training modalities, swimming techniques, equipment, race organization, psychological preparation, event logistics, race operations, and safety practices
  • Participate in the sport’s award and induction ceremonies


The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will present the following awards:

  • 2013 World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Award presentation (Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Performance of the Year, Offering of the Year)
  • 2014 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF) Honouree Induction ceremony
  • 2014 Irving Davids – Captain Roger Wheeler Award presentation
  • 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction ceremony

Between 1970 and 1995, no open water swimmers were selected for inclusion in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The ISHOF Board of Directors authorized a special ceremony to honor 8 truly great Open Water Swimmers as ISHOF Honourees into the ISHOF in Scotland.


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Conference Programme




Event Details

Event Date:

Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 21 September 2014
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