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Local Open Water Swims
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Local and Low-Key Open Water Swims

January

  1. www.polarbearclub.org: New Year’s Day Swim (and every Sunday from October to April) at Coney Island, NY.  Contact buell@rcn.com.

  2. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: Polar Bear Swim: Splash, Dash and Double Crossing (200-meter and 1-mile swims across Lake Travis) in Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com.

  3. www.mauidolphins.org/events.htm: 1.2-mile Polar Bear Fin Swim (fins optional) in Makena, Maui, Hawaii.  Contact Toni Sinnott at tonisinnott@aol.com.

  4. www.dolphinsvi.org: 1-mile Dolphins Sea Swim in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  Contact Laurie Barnwell at stxdolphins@islands.vi.

  5. www.alcatraz100.com: Alcatraz First Winter Swim in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA.  Contact Pedro Ordenes at pedro@alcatraz100.com

February

  1. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Randy Caddell Memorial Swim (3-mile swim) in Honaunau Bay, Hawaii.  Contact Carol Jean.

March

  1. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Swim for Your Heart (one mile) in Wailea Beach, Maui, HI.  Contact Janet Renner of Valley Isle Masters Swimmers at jrenner@earthlink.net or www.mastersswimmaui.org.

April

  1. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: 4th Annual American Swimming Association University League National Championships in Chapel Hill, NC

  2. http://www.hawaiiswim.com/finswim.pdf: 2K Fin Swim in Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, HI.  Contact Sui Lan Ellsworth at info@WaikikiSwimClub.org.

  3. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: The Quarries Open Water Festival (1-mile, 400-meter, 800-meter, 1-mile and 1-mile (4 x 400 relay swims) in The Quarries, Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com.

  4. www.MiamiSportsInternational.com: Nike Swim Miami 5K, 10K, 1-mile and 200-yard K-9 Krawl World Championships in Miami, FL.  Contact Jonathan Strauss or Alan Strauss at thesportspromoters@swimgym.net.

  5. www.distancematters.com: 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Tampa Bay, FL.  Contact Ron Collins at Collins@tampabay.rr.com.

  6. www.riceaquatics.com: Twin Lakes Open Water Swimming Carnival (800-meter, 1-mile and 2-mile swims) in Twin Lakes Scuba Park in Manvel, TX.  Contact Seth Huston at shuston@rice.edu.

  7. www.tbfracing.com: ICE Breaker Open Water Swim (0.5-mile and 1-mile swims) at Granite Beach in Folsom Lake, CA.  Contact bill@totalbodyfitness.com.

May

  1. www.Cap2k.com: The Money Box Cap 2k, 6th Annual Open Water Race & Pledge Swim (2-kilometer straightaway swim) in Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at kbell@cap2k.com.

  2. www.dolphinclub.org: Yacht Harbor Swim (1.5-mile swim) in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA.

  3. www.encinitasrace.com: The Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim (1-mile swim) in Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA.  Contact info@encinitasrace.com.

  4. www.Cap2k.com: ASA Open Water Swimming Texas High School State Championships (2-kilometer swim) in Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at kbell@cap2k.com.

  5. www.waterworldswim.com/b2b/: Bridge to Bridge 10K Swim in San Francisco, CA (10-kilometer swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Francisco Bay Bridge).  Contact Pedro Ordenes at info@waterworldswim.com.

  6. www.hawaiiswim.com/2008OCCINVIT.pdf: Outrigger Canoe Club Invitational Swim (1-mile and 2-mile swims) at the Outrigger Canoe Club, Honolulu, HI.  Contact Dennis Blake at Outrigger Canoe Club.

  7. www.nanticokeriverswimandtri.com: Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon (3-mile swim and sprint triathlon) at the Cedar Hill Marina in Bivalve, MD (Eastern Shore, near Salisbury).  Contact www.nanticokeriverswimandtri.com/contact.

  8. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm#Free: Cinco de May Splash (1/2-mile and 1-mile swim) and Little Cinco Splash (400 meters) at A-Bay (Anaeho’omalu Bay).

  9. http://stpetemasters.org/hurricaneman.htm: Pass-A-Grille (1-kilometer swim) and Hurricane Man (2.4-mile swim) in St. Pete Beach, FL.  Contact Patty Nardozzi at pnardozzi@hotmail.com.

  10. www.sanmateomarlins.org/openwater.html: Parkside Aquatic Mile in San Mateo, CA.  Contact Joel Swartz at joelgdtsswartz@yahoo.com.

  11. www.pacificmasters.com: Spring Lake 1-mile Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa, CA.  Contact David Robinson at  rdwoodmasters@yahoo.com or redwoodcoastopenwater@yahoo.com.

  12. www.restonmasters.org/2miow.html: Jim McDonnell 1 & 2-Mile Lake Swims and Open Water Clinic in Lake Audubon, Reston, VA.  Contact Lynn Hazlewood at lynhzlwd@usms.org.

  13. www.usms.org/comp/ldcalendar.php: Several United States Masters Open Water Swimming National Championship events are listed.

  14. www.aiowc.org: Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open Water Challenge in Fernandina Beach, FL.  Contact Scott Mikelson at smikelson@fbfl.org.

  15. www.openwaterfestival.org: Open Water Festival (1-mile and 10-kilometer swims) in Fort Myers Beach, FL.  Contact Gregg Cross at gregg@openwaterfestival.org.

  16. http://artemis.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2008i.htm: Potomac River 7.5 Mile Swim for the Environment in Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, MD. Contact Cheryl Wagner at cherylw@crosslink.net.

  17. www.nycswim.org: 1.5-kilometer Lady Liberty Swim from Battery Park to North Cove, Battery Park City, New York, NY.  Contact Manhattan Island Foundation.

  18. www.friendsvinp.org/swim: Annual Beach to Beach Power Swims (1-mile, 2.25-mile and 3.5-mile swims) in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

  19. www.lowcountrysplash.com: Lowcountry Splash 2.4 Mile Swim in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Contact gbanks@rcctherapy.com.

June

  1. www.nycswim.org: 1-mile (Riverside) Park to (Fort Washington) Park Swim, near the Riverbank State Park, New York, NY.  Contact Manhattan Island Foundation.

  2. www.nycswim.org: 2-mile Governors Island Swim, New York, NY.  Contact Manhattan Island Foundation.

  3. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: Volente Beach Open Water Family Gala (200-meter, 400-meter and 1-mile swims from Volente Beach around Starnes Island and back) in Lake Travis, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com.

  4. www.hawaiiswim.com/nsss.html: North Shore Swim Series, Raging Isle Sprint (1-mile swim) from Sunset Beach to Ehukai Beach Park, Honolulu, HI.  Contact eroom@hawaii.rr.com.

  5. www.damfast.org/berrywelcome.html: Lake Berryessa 1-mile and 2-mile Open Water Swims in Lake Berryessa, CA.  Contact Molly Koch at mollymunz@yahoo.com or Valerie Greenough at damswim@dcn.davis.ca.us.

  6. www.capitoladventureracing.com: FLOW Folsom Lake Open Water Swim (0.5-mile, 1.2-mile and 2.4-mile swims) at Beals Point in Folsom Lake Recreation Area, CA.  Contact felix@capitoladventureracing.com.

  7. www.minnesotamasters.com: Lake Harriet 1 & 2 mile Open Water Swims in Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN.  Contact Tina Neill at polarswim@aol.com.

  8. www.againstthetidembcc.org: 1 Mile Against the Tide Swim for Breast Cancer in Hopkinton, MA.  Contact Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net.

  9. www.southeasttennessee.com/www/events/6.2127/swim-meet.html: Chattanooga Rat Race (a 1.2-mile and 4.5-mile swim downstream) in Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN.  Contact Stan Corcoran at corcoran@mccallie.org or Peggy Grall at grall_p@mail.chattanooga.gov.

  10. http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com: Swim Around Key West (12-mile solo and relay swims) in Key West, FL.  Contact: Lori Bosco at AquaLB@aol.com.

  11. www.pacificmasters.org: Del Valle 0.75- & 1.5-mile in Livermore, CA.  Contact Bill McCracken at mccracmiler@pacbell.net.

  12. www.pacificmasters.org: Lake Sonoma 2-mile Open Water Swim in Lake Sonoma, CA.  Contact David Robinson at rdwoodmasters@yahoo.com.

  13. www.crawfishman.net: Aqualung Open Water Swim (800-meter and 1.6-kilometer swims) in Bush, LA.  Contact Mark Salvetti at msalvetti@stirlingprop.com.

  14. www.sandyhookers.org/shtc.htm: NAV-E-SINK or Swim Distance Festival (300-yard, 1.2-mile and 2.4-mile swims) in Victory Park, Rumson, NJ.  Contact drice@sandyhookers.org.

  15. www.lin-mark.com: 4.4-mile Chesapeake Bay Swim and 1-mile Bay Challenge in Stevensville, MD.  Contact lin-mark@lin-mark.com.

  16. www.dvmasters.org/events.php: EagleFest 1.2-Mile River Swim in Cambridge, MD. 

  17. www.aaa-sa.org: Boerne Lake Distance Adventure (1.5-kilometer, 5-kilometer, 400-meter and 800-meter swims) in Boerne Lake, TX.

  18. www.swimslam.org/competitions.html: 1 and 2 mile Open Water Swim at Sunnen Lake in Potosi, MO.  Contact Bruce Hopson at bhopson@swbell.net.

  19. www.clemsonaquaticteam.org: Death Valley Open Water Swim Meet (1/2-kilometer, 1-kilometer, 2-kilometer, 3-kilometer, 5-kilometer swims + 10-kilometer masters swim championship) at East Beach in Hartwell Lake, Clemson, SC.  Contact Jacqueline Grossman at jelg@innova.net.

  20. www.huntingtonmile.org: Glen S. Hummer Huntington Mile (0.5-mile, 1-mile and 5-kilometer swims) at Lake Clare, Huntington, IN.  Contact Jennifer Brink at info@huntingtonmile.org.

  21. www.surfcityusa.com: Huntington Beach Pier Swim (0.5-mile around-the-pier swim) in Huntington Beach, CA.

  22. www.vaswim.org: Annual Jack King 1-mile Ocean Swim at 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact Ray McDaniels at ray@aquariusengineering.com.

  23. www.lmsports.com: Independence Day 1-mile Bay Swim in Somers Point, NJ.  Contact L&M Sports at www.lmsports.com.

  24. www.plungeforpatients.org: Plunge for Patients (200-yard Beyond the Breakers Novice Swim and 1-mile swims) in Wildwood, NJ.  Contact Viki Anders at andervi@jhmi.edu.

  25. www.totalimmersion.net: Total Immersion SuperSwim (1-mile and 3.1-mile swims) in John's Pond, Back Road and Town Beach, Mashpee, MA.  Contact leisure@ci.mashpee.ma.us.

  26. www.fatrabbitracing.com: Columbus Swims (0.75-kilometer, 1.5-kilometer and 3-kilometer swims) in Alum Creek Reservoir, Columbus, OH.  Contact Craig Thompson at craigthompson@fatrabbitracing.com.

  27. www.lajollacoveswimclub.org/NewHome.html: Across the Bay Swim (2.5 kilometers) in La Jolla, CA. 

  28. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Swim Across America Greenwich Swims (1.5-mile and 0.5-mile swims).  Contact kitty@swimacrossamerica.org.

  29. www.envirosports.com: Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim (1.5 miles) from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco, CA.  Contact info@envirosports.com.

  30. www.usopenwaterswimming.org: Colorado Open Water Swimming Championships (1.5-kilometer, 3-kilometer and 6-kilometer swims).  Contact Karen Reeder at dksreeder@iglide.net.

  31. www.pacificopenwater.com: Pacific Open Water Challenge (0.5-mile, 1-mile and 5-kilometer swims) in Long Beach, CA.  Contact Stacy Embretson at sembretson@runicr.com.

  32. www.surfcityusa.com: Huntington Beach City Pier Swim (approximately 0.5-mile swim depending on the tides) at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, CA.  Contact (714) 536-5281

July

  1. www.nycswim.org: 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, New York City, NY.  Contact the Manhattan Island Foundation.

  2. www.pacificmasters.org: July 4th Fire Cracker 8000 (8-kilometer swim upstream) in Folsom, CA.  Contact Joe Dowd at Joe Dowd at jrdowd@aol.com.

  3. www.ecoronado.com/4th/index.shtml: Coronado Annual Rough Water Swim in Central Beach, Coronado, CA.  Contact Dave Szymanski at coronado4thofjuly@usa.net.

  4. www.semananautica.com: Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival (1-mile ocean swim) in East Beach in Santa Barbara, CA.  Contact Rick Hanna at rhanna@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

  5. www.semananautica.com: Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival (3-mile ocean swim) in East Beach in Santa Barbara, CA.  Contact Rick Hanna at rhanna@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

  6. www.semananautica.com: Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival (6-mile ocean swim) in Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, CA.  Contact Jane Cairns at janeswims@juno.com.

  7. www.sealbeachswimclub.org: Seal Beach Annual Rough Water Swim (200-yard, 400-yard, 800-yard, 1200-yard, 1-mile and 5-kilometer swims) in Seal Beach, CA.  Contact Maria Fattal at sbvbcmaria@yahoo.com.

  8. www.vbls.org/: Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service 1K swim at 31st Street Park in Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact Ray McDaniels at ray@aquariusengineering.com.

  9. www.vbls.org/: Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service 3K swim at 31st Street Park in Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact Ray McDaniels at ray@aquariusengineering.com.

  10. www.newportlifeguard.org/SwimPages/oceanswims.asp: Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim (2-mile swim from Balboa Pier to Newport Pier) in Newport Beach, CA.  Contact Nadine Turner at nadineturner3@cox.net.

  11. www.newportlifeguard.org/SwimPages/oceanswims.asp: Don Burns 1-Mile Scholarship Swim at Big Corona Beach at Corona del Mar State Beach, Corona del Mar, CA.  Contact Nadine Turner at nadineturner3@cox.net.

  12. www.oceanfestival.org/: San Clemente Ocean Festival (1-mile swim) in San Clemente, CA.  Contact Barrett Tester at barrett.tester@quiksilver.com.

  13. www.lbgrunions.com/media/Naples_Island_Swim.pps: Naples Island Swim (1-mile classic and 3-mile challenge swim) around Treasure Island and Naples Island in Long Beach, CA.  Contact John Makinson at maples@lbgrunions.com

  14. www.nycswim.org: 1.5-kilometer Riverside Park Tune Up Swim, New York City, NY.  Contact the Manhattan Island Foundation.

  15. www.hawaiiswim.com/nsss.html: North Shore Swim Series, Waimea Bay Swim (1.2-mile swim) at Waimea Bay, Honolulu, HI.  Contact Chris Moore at eroom@hawaii.rr.com.

  16. www.hawaiiswim.com/nsss.html: North Shore Swim Series, Chuns-to-Waimea (1.6-mile swim) from Chun’s Reef to Waimea Bay, Honolulu, HI.  Contact Chris Moore at eroom@hawaii.rr.com.

  17. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Hapuna Roughwater Swim (1-mile swim) at Hapuna Beach State Park, The Big Island, HI.

  18. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: The King’s Swim (1.2-mile swim) at the Kailua-Kona Pier, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI.  Contact Kona Aquatics.

  19. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Richardson Roughwater Swim (1-mile swim) at Richardson’s Park, The Big Island, HI.  Contact Parks and Recreation Department, Hilo, HI.

  20. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Kapalua Fun Swim Challenge (1-mile swim) near the Ritz, Kapalua, Maui, HI.

  21. www.gscevents.org: Greenwich Point One Mile Swim in Greenwich, CT.  Contact Jon Harnett at harnettjon@aol.com.

  22. www.huntswim.org: Fran Schnarr Memorial 5k Open Water Championships in Huntington Bay, NY.  Contact Bea Hartigan at bea10k@yahoo.com.

  23. www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats06/1mientry.pdf: Lake Erie Open Water Swim (1-mile and 2-mile swims) at the Edgewater State Park in Cleveland, OH.  Contact Todd Urban at Toddrurnan@aol.com.

  24. www.fatsalmonswim.org: Fat Salmon Open Water Swims (1.2-mile and 3.2-mile swims) in Lake Washington, Seattle, WA.  Contact Toby Coenen at fatsalmon2006@gmail.com.

  25. www.olyclub.com/html_general/oc_events-frameset.html: Trans Tahoe Relay (6-person 11.5-mile relay) in Lake Tahoe, CA.  Contact Scott Williams at swilliams@olyclub.com.

  26. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Swim Across America Boston Harbor Swim (22-mile relay) in Boston, MA.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  27. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Swim Across America Nantasket Beach, Boston, MA.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  28. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Long Island Sound Swim (1-mile, 4-mile and 6-mile swims) in Pelham, NY.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  29. www.japroductions.com: Catfish Open Water Swim (1.2-mile and 2.4-mile swims) at Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, CA.  Contact tamatha@21goldchoice.com

  30. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Lake Michigan Swim (0.5-mile, 1-mile, 1.5-mile and 3-mile swims) in Lake Michigan, MI.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  31. www.swimacrossamerica.org: Long Island Sound Swim (1-mile, 4-mile and 6-mile swims) in Larchmont, NY.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  32. www.pacificmasters.org: Russian River 1-mile in Healdsberg, CA.  Contact David Robinson at rdwoodmasters@yahoo.com.

  33. www.swimaroundtherock.com: Swim Around the Rock (3.25 miles around Alcatraz Island) in San Francisco, CA.  Contact Pedro Ordenes at info@waterworldswim.com.

  34. www.lmsports.com: 1 Mile Ocean Swim for the Dolphins in Wildwood Crest, NJ.  Contact Les Marella at info@lmsports.com.

  35. www.steveomi.org: Steve Omi Memorial Open Water Swim (1 mile) in Sanders Beach in Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID.  Contact website for more information.

  36. www.acacswim.org: Open Water Bridge-to-Bridge Bay Race (1.3-mile and 5-kilometer swims) in Atlantic City, NJ. 

  37. www.swimdcac.org: Maryland Swim for Life (1-mile, 2-mile, 3-mile, 4-mile and 5-mile swims).

  38. www.salemsound.org: Salem Sound Coastwatch Swim ‘n Fin Festival (500-meter and 1500-meter swim with fin events) in Forest River Park, Salem, MA.  Contact Michael Medlock at mdm@tetra.org.

  39. www.fatrabbitracing.com: Columbus Open Water Swim (0.75-kilometer, 1.5-kilometer and 3-kilometer swims) in Antrim Park, Columbus, OH.  Contact operations@fatrabbitracing.com.

  40. www.savebuzzardsbay.org: Swim Buzzards Bay (1.2 miles) in New Bedford, MA.  Contact cbb@savebuzzardsbay.org.

  41. www.alcatraz100.com/: Alcatraz 100 Swim with the Centurions in San Francisco, CA (swim from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf).  Contact info@waterworldswim.com.

  42. www.waterworldswim.com/SAR/intro.html: Swim Around the Rock© in San Francisco, CA (3.25-mile swim around Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay).  Contact info@waterworldswim.com.

  43. www.charlesriverswimmingclub.org: Charles River 1 Mile Swim in River Dock, Boston, MA. 

  44. www.greatsouthbay.com: The Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim (5 miles) to Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, NY.  Contact CrossBaySwim@yahoo.com.

  45. www.savebay.org: Save the Bay Swim (1.7 miles) in Narragansett Bay, RI.  Contact savebay@savebay.org.

  46. www.sandyhookers.org: Andrew B. Manning Sea Bright Ocean Mile Swim in Sea Bright, NJ.

  47. www.lifeguardsforlife.org: Lake Mendocino 2 Mile Open Water Championships in Lake Mendocino, CA. Contact redwoodcoastopenwater@yahoo.com

  48. www.usms.org: Lake Erie Open Water Swim (1-mile and 2-mile swims) in Edgewater State Park, Cleveland, OH.  Contact Talltom13@msn.com or toddrurban@aol.com.

  49. www.thesportscorp.org: State Games of the West (1.5-kilometer and 3-kilometer swims) in Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO. Contact info@thesportscorp.org

August

  1. www.hawaiiswim.com/nsss: North Shore Swim Series, North Shore Challenge (2.3-mile swim) from Pipeline to Waimea Bay, Honolulu, HI.  Contact Chris Moore at eroom@hawaii.rr.com.

  2. www.pacificmasters.org: Annual Roughwater Swim in Santa Cruz, CA.  Contact Rick Gould at rgould@santa_clarita.com.

  3. www.vbls.org/: Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service 5K swim at 31st Street Park in Virginia Beach, VA.  Contact Ray McDaniels at ray@aquariusengineering.com.

  4. www.surffestival.org/Swim/swimindex.htm: Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, CA. Contact John York at john.york@redondo.org.

  5. www.pacificmasters.org: Cruz Cruise 2-mile in Santa Cruz, CA.  Contact Scott Patterson at scott_paterson@comcast.net.

  6. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Napo’opo’o to Honaunau Swim and Relay (4.5-mile swim) at Napo’opo’o, The Big Island, HI.

  7. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Ali’I Challenge (6-mile swim and relay) from Keauhou to Kailua Pier, The Big Island, HI.

  8. www.gscevents.org: Island Beach Two Mile Swim in Long Island Sound, Greenwich, CT.  Contact Jon Harnett at harnettjon@aol.com.

  9. www.againstthetidembcc.org: 1 Mile Against the Tide Swim for Breast Cancer in Brewster, MA.  Contact Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net.

  10. http://home.comcast.net/~clean.harbor.swim/index.htm: 1 Mile Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim in Goucester, MA.  Contact Richie Martin at clean.harbor.swim@comcast.net.

  11. www.doublecracing.com: Mighty Merrimack 2-Miler in Merrimack River, Lowell City Beach, MA.  Contact Claire Cloutier at ccloutiertri@aol.com.

  12. www.bayfieldreccenter.com/Point_to_LaPointe_Swim.html: 2-mile Point to La Pointe Swim from Bayfield to Madeline Island in Lake Superior, Bayfield, WI.  Contact Scott Armstrong at scott@coacharmstrong.com.

  13. www.akmswim.org: Ketchikan 1k Open Water Swim in Settler's Cove State Park, Ketchikan, AK.  Contact William Schulz at williesch1@yahoo.ocm.

  14. www.alaskateamada.com: American Diabetes Association 8.2 mi Pennock Island Challenge in Pennock Island, AK (solo and relay swimmers).  Contact William Schulz at pennockchallenge@hotmail.com.

  15. www.sierranevadamasters.com: Donner Lake (2.7-mile) Swim in Truckee, CA.  Contact information on website.

  16. www.lakenatomaopenwaterswim.googlepages.com: Lake Natoma Open Water Swim (1.5-mile swim) in Folsom, CA.  Contact Casey Newton at fairoaksaquaticmasters@gmail.com.

  17. www.lmsports.com: T. John Carey Masters Ocean Swim (1 mile).  Contact info@lmsports.com.

  18. www.lifeguardsforlife.org: Russian River One Mile Open Water Swim in Healdsburg, CA.  Contact redwoodcoastopenwater@yahoo.com

  19. www.longbridgeswim.com: Annual Long Bridge Swim (1.76 miles) in Lake Pend Orielle, Sandpoint, ID.

  20. www.gbymca.org: YMCA Lake Champlain Shore-to-Shore Swim (8 miles) in Burlington, VT.  Contact Jamie Held at Jheld@gbymca.org.

  21. www.rainbowchannelchallenge.com: Rainbow Challenge (0.25-mile, 1-mile and 2.6-mile swims) in the bay at Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ.

  22. www.bostonlightswim.org: Boston Light 8 Mile Swim in Boston, MA.  Contact John Werner at johnwerner@citizenschools.org.

  23. www.swimacrossthesound.org: St. Vincent’s Foundation 25-kilometer Swim Across Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, CT (solo and relays).  Contact info@swimacrossthesound.org.

  24. www.lajollacoveswimclub.org/Template/ToBInfo.htm: Tour of Buoys (1.5-mile and 5-mile swims) in La Jolla Shores Beach, CA.  Contact Paula Selby at plselby@cox.net.

  25. www.adms.org: Betsy Owens Memorial Swim (0.5-mile and 1-mile cable swims) in Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY.  Contact Terry Laughlin at totalswimm@aol.com.

  26. www.harborinc.org/hswimclub.asp: Harbor Springs 1, 2, 3 Mile Coastal Crawl in Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, Harbor Springs, MI.  Contact info@harborinc.org.

  27. www.horsetoothswim.com: Horsetooth Long Distance Swim (250-yard, 1-kilometer, 1-mile, 2.4-mile and 10-kilometer swims) in Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO.  Contact Joe Bakel or George Thorton at info@horsetoothswim.com.

  28. www.bnsfitness.com: Wild Fish 1 Mile Swim in Salem, MA.  Contact bnsfitness@yahoo.com.

  29. www.bnsfitness.com: Purely Mad 2 Mile Swim in Salem, MA.  Contact bnsfitness@yahoo.com.

  30. www.acswim.org: Atlantic City Around-the-Island Marathon Swim (22.5 miles) in Atlantic City, NJ.  Contact entry@acswim.org.

  31. www.seattle.gov/parks/Aquatics/openwaterswim.htm: Emerald City Open Water Swim (0.5-mile and 1-mile swims) in Andrew’s Bay, Lake Washington, WA.  Contact wendy.vandesomple@seattle.gov.

  32. www.bigshoulders.org: Big Shoulders 5K Lake Michigan Swim, Chicago, IL.  Contact Chris Sheean at Chris@BigShoulders.org.

  33. www.alcatrazchallenge.us: Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim (1.5 miles) from Alcatraz to the Presidio, San Francisco, CA.  Contact Gary Emich at SFBaySwimmer@sbcglobal.net.
  34. www.swimlakegeorge.org: Lake George Open Water Swim (1-kilometer, 2-kilometer, 6-kilometer swims) in Lake George, NY.  Contact Graham Bailey at gbailey6@nycap.rr.com.

September

  1. www.MauiChannelSwim.com: Maui Channel Swim (9-mile channel crossing swim and 6-person relay) from the island of Lanai to Kaanapali on the island of Maui, HI.  Contact Ian Emberson at ian@hawaiian.net.

  2. www.nycswim.org: 1-kilometer Brooklyn Bridge Swim, New York City, NY.  Contact the Manhattan Island Foundation.

  3. www.nycswim.org: 5.85-mile Little Red Lighthouse Swim, New York City, NY.  Contact the Manhattan Island Foundation.

  4. www.pacificmasters.org: Whiskeytown 1-mile and 2-mile Open Water in Redding, CA.  Contact Greg Tyler at reddingswimteam@yahoo.com.

  5. www.wrswim.com: Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4-mile swim) on Kaimana Beach, Honolulu, HI.  Contact info@wrswim.com or Ted Sheppard at tedsheppard@yahoo.com.

  6. www.mastersswimmaui.org: Maui Roughwater Swim (1.7-mile swim) from Keawekapu Beach to Polo Beach, Maui, HI.  Contact Janet Renner at jrenner@earthlink.net.

  7. www.aumakuaswim.org: Sprint Maui 'Aumakua Swim (1-mile and 2.4-mile swims) in Makena, Maui, HI.  Contact Malcolm Cooper at Malcolmwhy@yahoo.com or Toni Sinnott at tonisinnott@aol.com.

  8. www.pacificmasters.org: Folsom Lake 1-mile and 2-Mile Open Water Swims in Folsom, CA.  Contact Joe Dowd at jrdowd@aol.com.

  9. www.acbp.org/pageantswim.html: Atlantic City Pageant Ocean Swim (1 mile) in Atlantic City, NJ.

  10. www.santabarbarachannelswim.org/relay.html: Santa Barbara Channel Relay Swim (up to 26 miles for six 6-person relays) from Santa Cruz Island to Santa Barbara, CA.  Contact Emilio Casanueva at Emilio@zapallar.net.

  11. www.swim4life.org: 1.4-mile Provincetown Harbor Swim 4 Life AIDS Benefit in Provincetown, MA.  Contact Jay Critchley at theccompact@comcast.net.

  12. www.hudsonriverswim.org: Hudson River Swim For Life (1-mile, 5-kilometer and 3-mile swims).  Contact Diandra Kodl at diandra.kodl@lls.org.

  13. www.ljrws.org: La Jolla Rough Water Swim (250-yard, 1-mile, 3-mile swims) in La Jolla, CA.  Contact LJRWS@att.net.

  14. www.shoalssharks.com: 12 Mile That “Dam” Swim (solo and 3-person relays) in Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, AL.  Contact Time Zuelke at tzuelke@bibank.com.

  15. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: The Quarries Open Water Festival (400-meter, 800-meter and 1-mile swims and 4x400 1-mile relay swims) in The Quarries, Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com.
  16. www.waterworldswim.com/ggb/: Golden Gate Bridge Swim (3-kilometer swim) in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA.  Contact Pedro Ordenes at info@waterworldswim.com.

October

  1. www.bigislandraceschedule.com/Schedule.htm: Blue Water Swim (1.2-mile swim) at Kukio, The Big Island, HI.

  2. www.aquamoonadventures.com: Bermuda Round the Sound Open Water Swims (10-kilometer, 7.25-kilometer, 4-kilometer, 2-kilometer and 800-meter swims) in Hamilton Sound, Hamilton, Bermuda.  Contact Randy Nutt at info@randynutt.com.

  3. www.rcptiburonmile.com: RCP Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim (1-mile from Angel Island to Tiburon) in San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA.  Contact Lauren Pohler at (415) 721-9990.

  4. www.nycswim.org: 17.5-mile Ederle Swim from Battery Park, New York to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  Contact the Manhattan Island Foundation.

  5. www.swimacrossamerica.org: San Francisco Bay Relay Swim (10 miles) in San Francisco Bay, CA.  Contact janel@swimacrossamerica.org.

  6. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: Lake Travis Relay (6-person point-to-point 12-mile relay swim from Mansfield Dam Park to The Pier on Lake Travis) in Lake Travis, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at kbell@austin.rr.com.

  7. www.swimrace.com: St. Croix Coral Reef Swim (2-mile and 5.2-mile swims) in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Contact coralreefswim@hotmail.com.

  8. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: Highland Lakes Challenge (stage swims) in Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@americanswimmingassociation.com.

  9. www.waterworldswim.com/tag/: Alcatraz n Go Swim in San Francisco, CA (2.5-mile swim from Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz Island and back).  Contact info@waterworldswim.com.

November

  1. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming Collegiate National Championship in Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis, Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@americanswimmingassociation.com.

  2. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: The Dam 5K in Mansfield Dam Park, Lake Travis, Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at kbell@austin.rr.com.

  3. www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com: The Quarries Open Water Festival (400-meter, 800-meter, 1-mile and 1-mile (4 x 400) relay swims) in Austin, TX.  Contact Dr. Keith Bell at info@AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com.

December

  1. www.aquamoonadventures.com: Bonaire Eco-Swim (10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, 3-kilometer, 1-kilometer and 2-kilometer relay) in Kralendijk, Bonaire N.A. (Dutch Caribbean).  Contact Randy Nutt at info@randynutt.com.

  2. Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational (7-kilometer swim across Waikiki Beach and back).  Contact Jim Anderson at waikikijim@aol.com.



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