Representación de WOWSA en México
WOWSA, pronounced wow-za, or the World Open Water Swimming Association is an international organization dedicated to the organization, promotion and recognition of open water swimmers, open water swimming events, open water swimming records and marathon swimming records.
Founded in 2005 by Steven Munatones as a much needed umbrella organization for the over 15,000 open water events held annually around the world. In the last 15 years, Munatones has worked towards standardizing the rules and results, establishing globally adopted vernacular, and publicizing open water events and champions on The Daily News of Open Water Swimming and The Open Water Swimming Magazine. In the process, he has developed a vibrant and active membership of over 70,000.
It follows swimmers and swimming events in oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, dams, reservoirs, canals, channels, lagoons, fjords, estuaries, basins, lochs, coves, meres, firths, sounds, straits, bays and harbors on the seven continents.
WOWSA also honors athletes, coaches, pilots and administrators through its annual Lifetime Achievement Awards given at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference.