NOWCA - The Open Water Swimming Venue Safety And Management App

*NOWCA Safety wristband required - £12 a year

Be part of our growing community of over 20,000 open water swimmers, coaches and their venues!

What is NOWCA?

NOWCA is a team of people just like you, with a long history in the industry at leisure, racing and coaching levels, we’ve seen it all. We’ve been advising the governing bodies of the best practice to keep all athletes safe but challenged in the open water since 2009.

What is the NOWCA system?

It’s pretty simple. The NOWCA system is keeping you safe and pushing you at the same time. Everybody wears a band and the operators use raised safety measures that focus on keeping you and everyone else safe in and out of the water. They know more about you, they follow best practice guidelines, they track your performance and offer coaching opportunities to help you keep improving.

Whats in it for me?

You get looked after. You get your swim record sent directly to you and logged on your personal profile. You’ll be able to purchase bulk swims or other activities and store them on your band, which means, you won’t have to carry cash every time you swim anymore. Swipe yourself into the water and swipe yourself out, it’s dead easy.

The Hard Facts:

  • It’s an all encompassing monitoring and recording safety system used by operators to keep you safe in the open water.
  • The NOWCA best practice guidelines ensures the highest standards of safety, coaching and swimmer facilities at all NOWCA certified venues.
  • We provide information, guidance and related services to anything open water on our website and App.
  • It enables an open water operator to access real-time information of exactly who is in the water at any one time from any device. In the case of an emergency, a swimmers personal details and medical history can be accessed immediately.
  • It allows swim performance to be recorded and emailed directly to the swimmer, plus added to their online personal profile.
  • It’s race timing that can be used for any event, it’s chipped timing for free, use it for anything you like!