Ratification for 2015 season
On 14 November 2015, NOWSA held its regular Winter board meeting. During the meeting, the NOWSA board ratified three swims completed during the 2015 season. All three swims were completed by NOWSA President Andrew Malinak (29 of Seattle, WA), and include one “first” for his clockwise swim around Bainbridge Island in August.
In addition to 2015 swims, the board also approved several Historical swims which took place before the inception of the organization. Swims designated as Historical are believed to be unassisted and in the Spirit of Marathon Swimming despite having not been observed by the local sanctioning body. These swims are included on the Swim Results page of NOWSA’s website.
The NOWSA board also approved five marathon swim routes, as well as six observers.
NOWSA is looking forward to another successful year in 2016 with new swimmers and new swims.