It is an honour to announce that Pádraig Mallon, Nuala Moore, Adrian McGreevy (Amphibia) and Ned Denisonhave been placed on the worlds stage, recognised for their achievements and selected as nominees for the 2014 WOWSA awards
Pádraig Mallon Extraordinaire Event Director & Swimmer (Ireland) has received nominated for
2013 WOWSA Man of the Year Award
Pádraig Mallon, Extraordinaire Event Director & Swimmer (Ireland) Pádraig Mallon works at a feverish pace year-round. Not only was the understated Irish personality busy swimming across the most notorious channel in the world, the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland, but he did so only 6 weeks after crossing the English Channel. If the water was cold, rough and jellyfish-strewn, Mallon was game. He also became Northern Ireland’s first certified ice swimmer and participated in the Russian Winter Swimming Championships. He also brings the joy and challenge of the open water to others: neoprene or bioprene, competitive or fitness. Mallon was one of the organisers of the 2013 Irish Marathon Swim Series and the multiple-event Camlough Lake Water Festival. For his commitment to the sport, for his unselfish attitude and joy in bringing others to the sport, and for his own athletic accomplishments in the cold, rough waters of the British Isles, Pádraig Mallon is a worthy nominee for the 2013 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
Nuala Moore Going to the Extremes (Ireland) has received a world nomination 2013 WOWSA Woman of the Year Award
10. Nuala Moore, Going to the Extremes (Ireland) She worries about the sport’s nitty-gritty details, but she also has a great capacity – and compassion – to see the big picture. She ably and tirelessly handles the paperwork on land, and can also swim in as extreme conditions as Mother Nature can deliver. As the Secretary of the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association, she quietly and professionally manages the administration part of the equation. As an ice swimmer, she represents Ireland well in frigid waterways around the world. For her unsung dedication as a volunteer board member, for her participation in the unprecedented 6-day Bering Strait Swim, for her ice swims and her unwavering, unfailing support of swimmers of all abilities, Nuala Moore is a worthy nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
Amphibia Sports Ring Simple Silicone solution for swimmers (Ireland)
A ring is symbolic and represents many deep emotional feelings. When a ring is lost in the open water, it is frustrating, upsetting, agonizing. The ring itself and the memories its stirs up are lost forever. But Adrian McGreevy designed an inexpensive, elegant solution to avoid that heart-wrenching agony and emotional loss. With his Amphibia Sports Ring, the stretchy silicone covering can protect your rings during swimming, effectively eliminating worry. The Sports Ring is a genius solution to a problem that faced by millions and allows swimmers to keep their rings on rather than taking them off or potentially losing or damaging them in the water. For its simple elegance, for its innovative solution to a practical problem, for its inexpensive fix to avoid heartbreaking emotion, the Amphibia Sports Ring is a worthy nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.
Ned Denison, Swims In A Year (Ireland)
The man from Cork takes to the open water like a long-lost merman. Not only is Ireland’s Ned Denison managing, promoting, and coaching the toughest 7 days of open water training with his Cork Distance Week, but he also attacks waters around the world year-round. Denison completed 9 marathon swims in fresh water and salt while he lives and breathes open water swimming like few others. His smile is infectious, his leadership is efficacious, his efforts are sincere. The Pied Piper of the Open Water leaves his footprint in nearly every continent around the world, as friends surround him like the ever-present lanolin around his neck. For his heartfelt joy in swimming in every temperature and condition, for his unselfish attitude in bringing others to the sport, and for his 9 swims in oceans, lakes, seas and bays around the world, Ned Denison’s year-round efforts are a worthy nominee for the 2013 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
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Voting Opens 02.11.2014
Vote once for the world’s best… Vote in all 4 WOWSA categories…
Cutoff Date and Time for Voting isJanuary 1, 2014 at 12:00 am (California time)
Final results will be announced on January 1, 2014.
Big thanks to every one who Votes.
All events are over for 2013
But we will be back 1/1/14 with a new year deep/swim at 12pm
The team at CLWF would like to thank every one who helped to put on all the events at or around Camlough Lake.
Very big thanks to all the Lifeguards kayakers boat people and shore safety crew.
What a class community we have at Camlough Lake
We are a NON profit organisation and any funds left over from events will go to charity or to help safety and equipment for sport at or around Camlough Lake.
See you all again in 2014..