Corpus Christi Open Water Festival
Olympians Rowdy Gaines, Aaron Peirsol and Brendan Hansen joined us in Corpus Christi to help showcase Open Water Swimming and all of its potential. The Corpus Christi Open Water Festival spanned over an entire weekend and included open water clinics, a welcome dinner for participants, races of multiple distances, prize money and a post event celebration with live entertainment on the water front. Spectators watched from overlooking balconies at restaurants and the waterfront as swimmers raced past the downtown backdrop, the battleship and the pristine marina. We look forward to our next event in Corpus Christi, dates to be announced soon.
Inaugural South Padre Island Open Water Festival
Swimmers from all over the country lined up on the dock on November 6, 2016 to conquer the Laguna Madre in South Padre Island. The newest members of the OWP family were treated to a Saturday morning Sunrise Yoga on the Beach session, Day at the Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark and Welcome Dinner and private movie screening. NBC Olympic Commentator and 3 Time Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines and 4 Time Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg emceed the races on Sunday including 5k, 1 mile and 500 y events.
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Race for the Oceans
Following the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Aaron Peirsol joined forces with OWP to create a benefit for this favorite charity Oceana. Growing us swimming in ocean of the west coast, an open water event was a natural fit for this California native. An all star crew including Rowdy Gaines and Fran Crippen joined Aaron on the beaches of Ft Myers FL for a weekend of clinics, racing and beach festivities.