Reports Around The World – Ned Denison, Bruckner Chase on WOWSA Live

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In contrast to the plethora of negative news regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, lockdown/quarantine/shelter-in-place ordinances, and pool/beach closures that has washed over the globe, Ned Denison, chairman of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, and Bruckner Chase, ocean advocate, endurance athlete and event organizer, were the featured guests on WOWSA Live today.

The duo addressed a number of issues including:

* What is the state of swimming in Ireland and New Jersey in the USA right now?
* How are people in general and swimmers specifically handling this lockdown?
* When might pools and coastlines reopen in Ireland and New Jersey?
* What must be done to reopen coastlines, especially the popular summer spots?
* What can swimmers – ice, marathon, professional – do now to prepare for the future?
* When pools and coastlines reopen, what are some possible scenarios and future changes in the sport?
* With more time on the hands of swimmer, how can people help their sport grow and prosper?
* What are some concrete things swimmers can do for others and for their sport?

WOWSA Live host Steven Munatones says, “These two really have a great pulse on open water swimming from the perspectives of an athlete, an event organizer, a coach, a volunteer, and a leader. It was a fascinating and enlightening talk.

I also think their messages about what can swimmers can do for others and for their sport cannot be stressed enough. Both Ned and Bruckner have great ideas and concrete things swimmers can do.”

For more information on Chase’s initiatives and projects, visit and

Denison not only heads the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, but also organizes the famed Cork Distance Week and the Body Brain Confusion Swim.

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