In a rush? Panicking without race insurance? Who do you call?

Lifelong swimmer Travis England has done the homework. He has surveyed the underwriters. He has immediately available what every race directors need: insurance coverage of all types and amounts.

Open Water Swimming Insurance provided by HMDB is among the 20 nominees for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year .

The new award is meant to identify products and services that (1) best support and assist open water swimmers achieve their goals, (2) are innovative, unique and beneficial to open water swimmers, race directors, coaches or administrators, and (3) have made the most positive impact on the world of open water swimming during the calendar year.

The nominations are meant to recognize some of the best and innovative commercial and free offerings that open water swimmers can enjoy.

Extreme swimmers, disabled swimmers, ice swimmers, marathon swimmers, professional swimmers, administrators, coaches, pilots, and swimmers from all walks of life have used, purchased and benefited from an increasingly number of products and services introduced over the few years.

The nomination of the Open Water Swimming Insurance Program by HMBD reads,

Every swim needs it. Every race director must provide it. Because swimmers can expect the unexpected in the open water. Things happen in the open water; adventures, swims and races in the open water are not without risk. With the global explosion of the sport and over 6,500 races worldwide and increasing exponentially, the need to provide a reasonably priced, quickly generated insurance solution is one of the greatest unmet needs of the market. Based on the creativity of open water swimmer Travis England, HMBD created a series of unique, easy-to-manage, reasonably priced insurance solution for race directors of every size. From East Coast to West Coast, open water swimming race directors have been applying to HMBD for insurance solutions that are immediately provided. For the availability of an insurance solution that alleviates race directors’ concerns, for the risk-management professionalism and solid reputation of its underwriters, for its ability to provide ease-of-mind for race organizers and swimmers alike, HMBD’s Open Water Swimming Insurance is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.”

The 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year nominees are (listed in alphabetical order):

1. Big River Man by Martin Strel
2. Channel Swimmers’ Chat Group by Nick Adams
3. Cork Distance Week by Ned Denison
4. FINIS SwiMP3 X18 by John Mix
5. Foggle by Karen Smidt-Allard
6. In My Element by Theodore Yach
7. iSwimToo by Stephen Coulter
8. Marathon Swimmers Forum by Evan Morrison & Donal Buckley
9. Midmar Mile Facebook Integration by Wayne Riddin
10. Night Train Swimmers by Vito Bialla
11. Ocean Care Solutions by Ron Adley
12. Open Water Swimming Insurance by Travis England
13. Oceans Seven Project by Red Bull Media House
14. RC Helicam by Andrew Martens
15. SWIM Channel by Patrick Wrinkler
16. SwimIT by Rick Senn
17. SwimPhone by Club Assistant
18. SwimTrek by Simon Murie
19. TakeItLive by Chris Lundie
20. Toa o le Tai Program by Bruckner Chase
21. The Henley Swim by Tom Kean

Online voting will take place here at WOWSA until December 31st.

Open Water Swimming Insurance program provides coverage for the open water swimming community. Safety is the most important issue for event organizers, associations, governing bodies, sanctioning committees, organizations, athletes, coaches and race officials and volunteers. While every possibility is prepared for by organizers in the planning of events, swimmers can expect the unexpected to happen in the open water. Event organizers, athletes and coaches want to be covered by insurance. Travis England of HMBD Insurance Services, a full-service insurance company since 1918, offers comprehensive insurance coverage to the open water swimming world, usually available within hours.

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