Hong Kong to be Host to Two Races in the New World Open Water Swimming Series
By Rachel Jacqueline- Published on July 10, 2014 by South China Morning Post
Hong Kong on Saturday launches the first race in a newly created world open water series, dubbed "a new F1 circuit for swimming".
The World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global network of 13 races, will unlock a fresh level of competition, said event organiser Doug Woodring.
The first event, the Jax Coco Shek O Challenge, is at Big Wave Bay, with about 250 swimmers tackling the 2.2km course to Shek O back beach. Runners and paddlers also form part of the event, competing in separate events simultaneously.
"A series like this, in Hong Kong, opens up a whole new level of competition and tourism," Woodring said.