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Contact: Steven Munatones, Conference Coordinator

Phone: +1 (714) 305-7374


Email: headcoach@openwatersource.com

The 2011 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held June 17 – 19 in New York.

A global gathering of open water swimming athletes, including world champions, celebrated soloists, world-
record holders, Olympic gold medalists, coaches, administrators, officials, physicians, researchers, scientists,
documentary directors, writers and enthusiasts.

Attendees can take part in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the
United Nations, attend the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, World Open Water
Swimming Man of the Year and World Open Water Swimming Women of the Year award ceremonies and
observe the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as well as be inspired by many of the world’s greatest modern-
day adventurers.

10% of fees will go to Swim Free™ (swimfree.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to health improvement
of children and adults through swimming. Swim Free's mission is to get everybody in the water, safely and
comfortably, and is expanding to support learn to swim programs in New York City.

Schedule: June 17th – Inspirational Talks and Certification Program


June 18th – Technical Sessions and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
June 19th – Awards Brunch at the United Nations

To register, http://www.openwatersource.com/2011-global-open-water-swimming-conference.html

Host Hotel: Club Quarters Wall Street with a special conference price of US$146.
Club Quarters Wall Street Hotel
52 William Street in the Financial District
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: 212-269-6400
Discount Code: ISM617

Fee: US$249 (includes all activities, award ceremonies and materials), or


US$135 for the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies and World
Open Water Swimming Awards Brunch at the United Nations
US$75 for Days One and Two only
US$50 for Day One or Day Two

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Day One, Friday June 17th at Columbia University (Dodge Athletic Center)

10:30 am Networking and Registration


Unveiling of the Fran Crippen Memorial Quilt
11:30 am Swimming Across The North Pole by Lewis Gordon Pugh
12:30 pm Networking and lunch break
1:30 pm The Day The English Channel World Record Was Set by Dr. Penny Dean
Tides, Currents, Wind and Waves by Captain Tim Johnson
Open Water Swimming Coaching Certification Program by Steven Munatones*
2:30 pm Swimming Down The Amazon River by Martin Strel
The World's Most Challenging Channel by Anne Marie Ward
3:30 pm Extreme Swimming In Patagonia by Ram Barkai
The Olympic 10K Marathon Swim by Sid Cassidy
7:00 pm Networking no-host bar at PJ Clarks on the Hudson

* The Open Water Swimming Coaching Certification Program will offer the following content:

Session 1: The Marine Environment and History of Open Water Swimming


Session 2: The Pyramid of Open Water Swimming Success
Session 3: Introducing Young Children, Teenagers and Newcomers to the Open Water
Session 4: Fine-tuning Stroke Efficiency, Pacing and Positioning in the Open Water
Session 5: Equipment Used in Open Water Swimming - from Local Races to the Olympics
Session 6: Officiating and Logistics in Open Water Swimming
Session 7: Refueling and Hydration in Open Water Swimming
Session 8: The Psychology and Physiology of Open Water Swimming
Session 9: Marathon Swimming, Channel Swimming and Solo Swims
Session 10: Safety In Open Water Swimming

Day Two, Saturday, June 18th at Columbia University (Dodge Athletic Center)

9:30 am Start of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (South Cove)


11:00 am The Champion Mindset by Shelley Taylor-Smith
11:00 am Open Water Swimming Officials Certification Program by Steven Munatones
12:00 pm Swimming At The Top In the Pool and Open Water by John Kinsella
12:00 pm Keeping Sports Clean by Annette Salmeen, Ph.D.
1:00 pm Networking and lunch break
2:00 pm International Ice Swimming Association by Ram Barkai
2:00 pm Open Water Swimming Race Directors Program by Steven Munatones
2:00 pm Avoiding Hypothermia and Hyperthermia by Dr. Jim Miller
3:00 pm Medical Considerations and Concerns by Dr. Jim Miller
3:00 pm Swimming Down The Mighty Rivers Of The World by Martin Strel
3:00 pm Women vs. Men In The Open Water by Shelley Taylor-Smith
4:30 pm Finish of first swimmers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
7:00 pm Manhattan Island Marathon Swim celebration dinner (separate fee)

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Day Three, Sunday, June 19th at the United Nations Building (Delegate Room)

9:00 am International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame annual meeting


9:30 am Networking at the Delegate Room in the United Nations Building with race directors,
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honorees and the World Open Water Swimming
Award winners and channel swimmers
11:00 am Brunch
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame celebration and awards
12:30 pm World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year, 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of
the Year and 2010 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year awards
1:30 pm Closure

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