Sid Cassidy Talks About Olympic, Professional Swimming On WOWSA Live

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Sid Cassidy has received the highest honor of USA Swimming. The Delaware native started his open water swimming career in Ocean City in New Jersey.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer and long-time FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee member Cassidy talked about open water swimming around the world and at the Olympics with International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame chairman Ned Denison on today’s edition of WOWSA Live.

He colorfully discussed the following:

* getting started in the open water world in 1976 with former Mayor James Whelan
* racing twice at the famed 24 Heures La Tuque in Québec, Canada
* teaming up with Jim Barry in 1979
* racing against and beating the famed John Kinsella
* racing in Wuhan across the Yangtze River with John Flanagan and Erica Rose
* organizing the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing
* adjudicating close marathon swimming races
* the future of open water swimming and facing the challenge of finding sponsors

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