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  • Twin Lakes Open Water Swimming Carnival (800-meter, 1-mile and 2-mile swims) in Twin Lakes Scuba Park, Manvel, Texas.  Contact Seth Huston at



  • 1 Mile Against the Tide Swim for Breast Cancer at Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  Contact 1-800-649-MBCC.
  • 1-mile Park to Park Swim from Riverside Park to Fort Washington, New York City.  Contact Manhattan Island Foundation at
  • 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, Hartwell Lake, Clemson, South Carolina.  Contact Jacqueline Grossman at


  • July 4th Fire Cracker 8000 (8K upstream swim) from Sacramento State Aquatics Center to Negro Bar Beach, Lake Natoma, Folsom, California.  Contact Joe Dowd at
  • Lake George Open Water Swim (1K solo, 4K relay courses at Million Dollar Beach, 6K solo course from Silver Bay YMCA to Hague Beach, 500-meter and 2K relay courses held at Bolton Landing, 2K solo course at Hague Beach and 41K solo swim from Lake George Village and Hague) at Lake George Village, New York.  Contact Graham Bailey at
  • Minnetonka Challenge (5-mile solo and 3-person relays) at Excelsior Beach in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.
  • Lake Erie Open Water Swim (1-mile and 2-mile swims) at the Edgewater State Park in Cleveland, Ohio.  Contact Todd Urban at
  • Steve Omi Memorial Open Water Swim (1 mile) in Sanders Beach in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Contact website for more information.
  • The Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim (5 mile swim from Fire Island Lighthouse to Gilbert Park) in Brightwaters, New York.  Contact Bob Fischer at
  • Andrew B. Manning Sea Bright Ocean Mile Swim in Sea Bright, New Jersey. Call 732-319-0282 for information.
  • or : Traversee Internationale du Lac St-Jean (FINA 32K Open Water Swimming Grand Prix professional race) in Lake St. John, Roberval, Quebec, Canada.


  • Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl (1-mile, 2-mile, 3-mile and 10K swims) in Zorn Park, Little Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan, Harbor Springs, Michigan.  Contact 231-330-8904.
  • Betsy Owens Memorial Swim (0.5-mile and 1-mile cable swims) in Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York.  Contact Terry Laughlin at
  • Horsetooth Long Distance Swim (250-yard, 1-kilometer, 1-mile, 2.4-mile and 10K swims) in Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colorado.  Contact Joe Bakel or George Thorton at


  • 5.85-mile Little Red Lighthouse Swim from Hudson River Park to Fort Washington Park in New York City, New York.  Contact




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