Long Distance Swim Calendar: Aug'95-'96 (3/3)

Long Distance Swim Calendar: Aug'95-'96 (3/3)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Sat, 29 Apr 1995 04:00:00

August:

10km Postal Championship.
  See May 15th.

USMS 11.8 Mile Open Water National Championships.
  August, 1995.  San Diego, California, USA.
  Contact: Dave Lamott, Coronado Masters, 2425 Palermo Dr., San Diego,
  California, USA 92106.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

Traversata Dirinella-Brissago 3.8km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Brissaga, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland.
  Contact: Ente Turistica Brissago e Ronca S/A.  (+41) 93-651170 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Merlischachen-Greppen 1.8km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Merlischachen LU, Switzerland.
  Contact: P. Knoepfel, Siegwartstrasse 3, Kuesnacht, Switzerland 6403.
  (+41) 41-814138 (GMT+1).

Madawaska Meander 2km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Burnstown (near Ottawa), Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups.  Cost: C$12.  Prizes and food.
  The course is a loop up to the bridge and back.  Water is calm and about 70F.
  Contact: Les Sury (+1) 613-623-3080 (w) (EST), (+1) 613-832-1115 (h) (EST).

Carrick Fergus Harbour 800m and 1200m Swims.
  [August 3rd, 1994.]  Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Santa Cruz Roughwater 1 Mile Pier Swim.
  August 5th, 1995.  Santa Cruz, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Santa Cruz Aquatic Masters, Rick Gould (+1) 408-429-3197 (PST).
  About 55F.  A swim around the pier. The seals bark at you as you 'round the
  end of the pier (they're very close).  The 5 mile swim is the following day.



Atlantic City 1 or 3 Mile Ocean Swim.
  August 5th, 1995 (or August 6th).  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Charles Fry, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-5304 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Skaha Lake 11.8km (7.38 Mile) Ultra Swim.
  August 5th, 1995.  Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
  (British Columbia Long Distance Swimming Championships.)
  Contact: Karl Donoghue, S37, C1, RR1 Okanagan Falls, British Colombia,
  Canada V0H 1R0.  (+1) 604-493-5181 (PST), or Shane Collins,
  4769 Woodgreen Dr., West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7S 2Z9.  
  (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST), Beth

Royton Bluefins Gem of the Pennines 4, 2.66, 1.33 Miles.
  August 5th, 1995.  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Graham Marshall, 5 Tottington Ave., Austerlands, Oldham, UK
  OL4 4RY.  (+44) 161-652-2339 (GMT).

Swim Across America Long Island Sound 4 Mile Swim.
  August 5th, 1995.  Sands Point to Larchmount, New York, USA.
  Sanction: SAA, seeking USMS.

  Proceeds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Columbia
  Presbyterian Babies Hospital in New York City.

Santa Cruz Pier to Pier 5 Mile Swim.
  August 6th, 1995.  Santa Cruz to Capitola, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: approx. US$25 (+US$10 for T-shirt).
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Santa Cruz Aquatic Masters, Joel Wilson (+1) 408-425-5762 (PST).
  About 55F.  Cancelled in 1991 due to Great White Sharks!
  You need to supply your own paddler.
  The 1 mile swim is the previous day.




Annual Mactaquac Open Water 1500m Swim.
  August 6th, 1995.  Main Beach, Mactaquac Provincial Park, nr. Fredericton,
  New Brunswick, Canada.
  Sanction: Provincial Masters Committee of Swimming New Brunswick.
  Cost: C$15 includes T-shirt and post-race meal.  (C$18 after July 14th.)
  Age groups: 20-29, 30-39, ..., 60+.  Souvenirs, awards.
  Contact: Martha Saunders, 700 Kings College Rd., Fredericton, New
  Brunswick, Canada E3B 2G9.  (+1) 506-457-2130 (h) (AST), or

  Triangular course marked with buoys and patrolled by lifeguards
  on freshwater headpond of Mactaquac Dam on Saint John River.  
  No tides or sharks.  Water temperature 22-23C.  No wetsuits allowed.

1.25 Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  August 6th, 1995.  See July 9th.

22 Mile International Marathon Ocean/Bay Swim.
  August 6th, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: International Swim Festival, 38 Gulphmill Rd., Somerspoint,
  New Jersey, USA 08244.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Lake Erie 1 Mile Swim.
  August 6th, 1995.  Lake Erie, Ohio, USA.
  Contact: Maureen Koss, 3400 Wooster Rd., Apt 215, Rocky River, Ohio, USA
  44135.  
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

ETS Swim Series Muskoka 500m and 1500m Lake Swims.
| August 6th, 1995.  Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada.
| Age groups (10 year).  Awards for top 3, age group medals, awards for
| series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
| These are actually the first leg of 2 triathlons.  Only swimmers are
| eligible for the swim awards.
| Part of the ETS Swim Series (you must complete 3 events).

Irish Senior International 17km Carrybridge to Enniskillen Championships.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Carrybridge, Lough Erne, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Internationale Sri Chinmoy Marathon-Schwimmen 26.4 or 30km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Rapperswil to Zurich, Switzerland.
  Cost: approx. sFr120 (Individual or Relay).  Sanction: Swiss Swimming
  Association.  Age groups (must be over 14yrs old).
  Trophies for top 3 in each age group and top 3 teams.
  Contact: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, Postfach 1377, Zurich, Switzerland 8040.
  Mrs. Morger (+41) 55-951150 (GMT+1), Marathon Team (+41) 1-731-12-82
  (GMT+1), fax: (+41) 1-731-12-75.
  12 hour time limit.  Record is 6:15.  Finish is in Zurich.
  Water temperature is 19-23C.  Gaining weight is recommended.
  Relays contain 3 swimmers and they alternate swimming for one hour each.  


St. Petersinsel-Ligerz-Schwimmen 1.1km or 2.1km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Ligerz or St. Petersinsel, Switzerland.
  Contact: Erwin Zaugg, Moos 34, Twann, Switzerland 2513.
  (+41) 32-951667 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Untermatt to Lido Weggis 3km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Untermatt, Switzerland.
  Contact: Schwimmclub Weggis, Urs Weingartner, Rankhoefli, Weggis,
  Switzerland 6553.  (+41) 41-931514 (GMT+1).

Zwei Bruecken-Schwimmen 3.5km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Mumpf, Switzerland to Bad Saeckingen, Germany.
  Contact: R. Schmid, Eichenweg 1, Eiken, Switzerland 5268.

Seeschwimmen Mammern 1.4km Swim.
  [August 6-7th, 1994.]  Lake Constance: Mammern, Switzerland to
  Kattenhorn, Germany.
  Contact: H. Beer, Allmendstrasse 47, Buelach, Switzerland 8180.
  (+41) 1-8603510 (GMT+1).
  Five different start times (2 Saturday, 3 Sunday).

Golden Star 500km Relay of the River Volga.
  [August 6-13th, 1994.]  Volgograd to Astahan, Russia.
  Contact: Vladimir Demenjev, St. Zegelja 15, App. 50, 398-050 Liptesk, Russia.
  fax: (+7) 742-771-400 (GMT+~3).
  Information provided by: Tom Logan, FINA Masters Newsletter, P.O. Box 5092,
  Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Lac Tremblant Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Luc Dubois (+1) 819-425-8711 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation de Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Traversee du Lac de Neuchatel 6.5km Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Neuchatal, Switzerland.
  Contact: Office du Tourisme de Neuchatal, Switzerland.  
  (+41) 38-2354242 (GMT+1).

Sempachersee Ueberquerung 2.1km Swim.
  [August 7th (or 14th), 1994.]  Sempach, Switzerland.
  Contact: H. Bachmann, Chruezlistrasse 2, Sursee, Switzerland 6210.
  (+41) 45-214061 (GMT+1).

Copper Island Circle 4.9km Swim.
  [August 7th, 1993.]  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Jim Stephens (+1) 604-828-0760, (PST) or
  Shane Collins, 4769 Woodgreen Dr., W. Vancouver, British Columbia
  Canada V7S 2Z9.  (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Donner Lake 2.7 Mile Open Water Swim.
  August 12th, 1995.  Truckee, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS. Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SNM (Sierra Nevada Masters), Sally Ann Dillon
  (+1) 916-583-7439 (w) (PST), (+1) 916-546-1234 (msgs) (PST).
  This is an excellent swim. At altitude (~6000' I believe), and cold
  (approximately 60-65F) but the lake is surrounded by mountains, and the
  swim is right down the lake from one end to the other -- no buoys, no turns,
  no limits on what course to take (it's a long, narrow lake).
  Field is usually ~600.


Warrington Dolphins Albert Dock 2 and 4 Miles.
  August 12th, 1995.  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Tony Johnson, 6 Hailsham Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, UK L19 3QY.
  (+44) 151-427-6440 (GMT).

SASA Loch Rannoch Senior 10 Miles.
  August 12th, 1995.  Loch Rannoch, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 1382-75312 (GMT).

Georgian Bay 1km and 3km Swims.
  August 12th, 1995.  Georgian Bay, Meaford, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.
  Cost: C$15.  Prizes.
  Contact: Beth Whittall, RR#1, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N0H 1Y0.
  (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).
  Can be wavy.  Water about 70F.  500m (or 1km?) circuit marked by a rope.
  Swimmers can only enter one event.

  Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Red Bay 1km Swim.
  [August 12th, 1994.]  Cushendun, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland.

Atlantic City 5km and 10km Ocean Swims.
  August 13th, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  USS and Open.
  Contact: Charles Fry, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-5304 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Zuercher Limmatschwimmen 1.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Zurich, Switzerland.
  Contact: Schwimmverein Zuerileu, Postfach 402, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland.

Luetzelauschwimmen 1.5km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Rapperswil, Switzerland.
  Contact: W. Bolliger, Wuerzengaessli 3, 8735 St. Gallenkappel, Switzerland.
  (+41) 55-88-2877 (GMT+1).

Eglisauer Rheinschwimmen 3.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Eglisau, ZH, Switzerland.
  Contact: A. Meier, Hueslihof 11, 8196 Wil/ZH, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-8692054 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Thalwil - Kuesnacht 1.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Kuesnacht, Switzerland.
  Contact: P. Bleuler, Johannisburgstrasse 2, 8700 Kuesnacht, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-9109280 (GMT+1).

MSI Hawaiian Festival Open Water Swim.
  August 14th?, 1995.  Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Ann Lamberson, Ponte Vedra Travel. (+1) 800-833-7946 (EST).
  Part of the MSI Hawaiian Festival (not FINA sanctioned), August 6-14th.
  This Festival has been cancelled.
  Information provided by: Masters Newsletter, Ponte Vedra Travel, and

BLDSA Veterans 3.25 Miles.
  August 13th, 1995.  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. B. Ferrand, Directorate of Naval Recruiting, Room 043,
  Victory Building, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hants., UK PO1 3LS (FAO DNR-R1
  Swimming).  (+44) 1705-27747 (w) (GMT), (+44) 1752-816521 (weekends) (GMT).
  Must be 40+.

Dover Lifeguards Challenge Senior 6 Miles.
  August 13th, 1995.  Dover, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Terry Kingsbury, 111 St. Davids Av., Dover, Kent, UK CT17 9HN.
  (+44) 1304-204467 (h) (GMT), (+44) 1304-821199 (w) (GMT).

SASA 5km Championships.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 1382-75312 (GMT).

Bermuda Trunk Island 1 Mile Swim.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  Trunk Island, Bermuda.
  Contact: Chris Smith (+1) 416-444-1885 (EST).

Roughwater 10km Crossing.
  [August 15th, 1993.]  English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Vancouver Open Water Swim Association (+1) 604-325-5381, (PST) or
  Shane Collins, 4769 Woodgreen Dr., W. Vancouver, British Columbia
  Canada V7S 2Z9.  (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.  Part of Vancouver Open Water Challenge Series,
  along with Sasamat Lake and Vancouver Sea Festival.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Seetraversierung Maennedorf - Waedenswil 2.7km Swim.
  [August 16th, 1994.]  Riedliau Beach, Waedenswil, Switzerland.
  Contact: B. Henger, Seestrasse 157, 8820 Waedenswil, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-7807221 (GMT+1).

Basler Rheinschwimmen 2.5km Swim.
  [August 16th, 1994.]  Basel, Switzerland.
  Contact: M. Oser, Bruggstrasse 6, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland.
  (+41) 61-7117669 (GMT+1).

Swim Across America Hudson River 25 Mile Relay Swim.
  August 17th, 1995.  Manhattan, New York, USA.
  Sanction: SAA, seeking USMS.

  Proceeds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Seaside Park 1.5 Mile Swim.
  August 19th, 1995.  Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Toms River YMCA, P.O. Box 130, Toms River, New Jersey, USA 08754.
  (+1) 908-341-9622 (EST).
  Includes a barbeque.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

YATES 1 Mile Inlet Swim.
  August 19th, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Mike Toy, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Av.,
  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 08401.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

John Boyd Memorial 1/2 and 1 Mile Swims.
  August 19th, 1995.  Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA.  
  Contact: Seaside Heights Recreation, 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights,
  New Jersey, USA 08751. (+1) 908-830-7260 (EST).

1000 Islands Masters Half-Mile and Mile Swims.
  August 19th, 1995.  Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Cost: approx. C$20.  
  Prizes, draw prizes and lots of food.  
  Contact: Marilee Taylor, 463 Curzon Ave., Elizabethtown, Ontario,
  Canada K6V 7C1.  (+1) 613-345-0705 (h) (EST).
  Swim is done on a 1/2 mile triangular course in the St. Lawrence.
  Water temperature around 68-72F.

  Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

1.25 Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  August 20th, 1995.  See July 9th.

|ETS 750m 1000 Islands Swim.
| August 20th, 1995.  Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
| Age groups (10 year).  Awards for top 3, age group medals.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
| This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  Only swimmers are
| eligible for swim awards.  Not part of ETS swim series.
  Swim is in the St. Lawrence River.

Zuerichseeueberquerung 1.7km Swim.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Zurich, Switzerland.
  Contact: M. Brueschweiler, Entlisbergstrasse 21, 8038 Zurich, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-4828981 (GMT+1).

Tout Vevey Nage 500m, 1.2km, and 8.4km Swims.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Vevey, Switzerland.
  Contact: City of Vevey, Animation Sportive, Gr. Place 5, 1800 Vevey,
  Switzerland.  (+41) 21-9255358 (GMT+1).
  8.4km swim goes across the lake to France.

Manatee Lake Del Valle 2 x 1 Mile Relay.
  August 20th, 1995.  Near Livermore, California (same lake as
  the 1.5 mile swim in late June) (N. California), USA.  
  Sanction: USMS.  Lots of categories.
  Contact: MAM (Manatee Aquatic Masters), Steve Toschi
  (+1) 510-525-2388 (w) (PST), (+1) 510-484-9776 (h) (PST).
  Each Person swims a circular mile, tags their partner and they do a mile.
  ~200 teams (M/M or M/F with lots of categories).  A very fun swim!


YAABA Loch Earn 6.5 Miles.
  August 20th, 1995.  Loch Earn, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Veteran, Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 1382-75312 (GMT).

Atlantic City 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  August 20th, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Charles Fry, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-5304 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Zuma Surfrider, Malibu, California, USA.
  Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
  California, USA 90265.
  Fifth in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
  Also a run-swim-run event.

Bodensee Triathlon 5000m Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Konstanz, Germany.
  You can do just the swim.  Wetsuit required.

Lums Pond 0.75km Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Lums Pond Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
  Cost: US$12 includes T-shirt and race bag.  
  Awards first overall and Masters male and female.
  Contact: Sydnee Event Productions, Inc., 900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore,
  Maryland, USA 21202.  (+1) 410-539-2868 (EST).
  Part of the Great American Sports Festival Triathlon Series.  
  Swim (in 200 acre pond) is started after the last triathlon wave.

Traversata del Golfo di Lugano 2.8km Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Lugano, Switzerland.
  Contact: Ente Turistico Lugano e Dintorni, Riva Albertolli 5, 6900 Lugano,
  Switzerland.  (+41) 91-214664 (GMT+1).

Save the Narragansett Bay 2.2 Mile Swim.
  [August 22nd, 1992.]  Rhode Island, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: (+1) 401-272-3540 (EST).

Swim Across America Nantucket Sound 25 Mile Relay Swim.
  August 26th, 1995.  Nantucket Island to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
  Sanction: SAA, USMS.

  Proceeds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Dana Farber Cancer
  Center in Boston.

BLDSA Waterloo Lake Junior 2 Miles.
  August 27th, 1995.  Waterloo Lake, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Jeff Ingham, 4 Albert Rd., Sowerby Bridge, West Yorks., UK HX6 2PA.
  (+44) 1422-831118 (GMT).

Southsea Pier to Pier 1.33 Mile Swim.
  August 27th, 1995.  Dover, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. A. White, Woodlands, Copse Lane, Hayling Island, Hants.
  UK PO11 0QB.

Carnlough Bay 1 Mile Swim.
  [August 27th, 1994.]  Carnlough Lake, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Traversee du Lac de Neuchatel en Longueur Transpalm 36km Swim.
  [August 27th, 1994.]  Yverdon-les-Bains / St-Blaise, Switzerland.
  Contact: TRANSPALM, C.P. 48, 2068 Hauterive, Switzerland.
  (+41) 38-334148 (GMT+1).

USMS Long Course Nationals Open Water Swim.
  August 28th, 1995.  Portland, Oregon, USA.
  Either 1500m and 3000m swims, or 2.5 Mile swim (TBA).
  Contact: John Zell, 4640 NE 36th Ave., Portland, Oregon, USA 97211-7618.

Annual Manhattan Island Marathon 28.5 Mile Swim.
  [August, 1994.]  Battery Park, Manhattan Island, New York, USA.
  Sanction: USS and USMS.  Cost: US$500 plus US$350 for the accompanying boat!!
  Age groups.
  Contact: Manhattan Island Swimming Association, 438 West 37th St., Suite 5H,
  New York, New York, USA 10018. Julie Ridge (+1) 212-563-3330 or
  (+1) 212-947-5393 (EST).
  Entries limited to 50 swimmers.  Due to the tides you are unlikely to
  finish if you are in the water for over 10 hours.  Record is just over
  six hours.  (Brian completed this in 1990!)

San Ramon Masters Open Water Swim.  (Will not be held in 1995.)
  [Last weekend in August.]  Northern California, USA.  
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SRM (+1) 510-275-2295 (PST).


Emily Pascoe Meningitis Research Fund 24hr Dock Relay and Novice Relay.
  [August 28-29th, 1993.]  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool, UK.  
  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

Cross Windermere 2km.
  August 31st, 1995.  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Gill Stables, 2 Oakbank Cottages, Skelsmergh, Kendal UK
  LA8 9AQ.  (+44) 1539-740327 (GMT).

Blankenberge 6km.
  [August, 1992.]  Blankenberge, Belgium.

Morecambe Bay.
  TBA, 1995.  Morecambe, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Derek Pritchard, 11 Park St., Tyldesley, Manchester, UK M29 8AZ.

BLDSA Derwen***er.
  TBA, 1995.  Derwen***er, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Steve Lodge, 5 Gorseywell Lane, Preston Brook, Runcorn, Cheshire,
  UK WA7 3AP.  (+44) 928-791042 (GMT).

Copeland Island to Donaghadee 2.5 Mile Swim.
  [August TBA, 1994.]  Copeland Island, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Gnadenseeschwimmen 1900m Swim.
  [August, 1994.]  Lake Constance, Allensbach, Germany.
  Probably no wetsuit required.

Ijsselmeer International Holland 25km.
  [July or August 1992.]  Ijsselmeer, The Netherlands.

Damme-Brugge 4.5km.
  [July or August 1992.]  Brugge, Belgium.
  *** polluted water -- very disgusting!  I swam this in '87 or '88 and
  never again!  (I had bad stomach pains and temporarily lost my
  peripheral vision -- some swimmers were sick for weeks!)


Swim Across America Lone Star Swim.
  TBA, 1995.  Dallas, Texas, USA.
  Sanction: SAA.

  Distance of the swim is not yet decided.

September:

10km Postal Championship.
  See May 15th.

6000yd Postal Championship.
  September 1st-November 30th, 1995.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Kris Wingenroth, 3830 Drummone, Houston, Texas, USA 77025.
  (+1) 713-527-4077 (CST).
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543, (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST), and Barney Hungerford
  (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

BLDSA Windermere 16km (10.5 Miles) Senior.
  September 2nd, 1995.  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: John H. Bedford, 27 Pearwood Cr., Balby, Doncaster, South
  Yorkshire, UK DN4 9BZ.  (+44) 1302-855210.

ETS Swim Series 500m Ottawa River Swim.
| September 2nd, 1995.  Near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
| Age groups (10 year).  Awards for top 3, age group medals, awards for
| series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
| This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  Only swimmers are eligible
| for the swim awards.  Part of the ETS Swim Series (must do 3 events).

1.5 Mile Miss America Ocean Swim.
  September 3rd, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Bill Brooks, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Av.,
  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 08401.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

BLDSA Junior Coniston 5.25 Miles.
  September 3rd, 1995.  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mrs. A. Morgan, 23 Westway, Eastfield, Scarborough, UK.
  (+44) 1723-581050.

ETS Swim Series 2km Ottawa River Swim.
| September 3rd, 1995.  Near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
| Age groups (10 year).  Awards for top 3, age group medals, awards for
| series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
| This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  Only swimmers are eligible
| for the swim awards.  Compulsory event in the ETS Swim Series (you must
| do 3 events).

Annual Siberian Divnogorsk to Krasnoyarsk 34km Swim.
  September 5th, 1995.  Yenisei River, Divnogorsk, Siberia, Russia.
  Awards to top three finishers, regardless of sex.
  Contact: Prof. Vladimir Pavlov, Division of Machine Design (TiKMS),
  Technical University, 3 Kirensky St. #33, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia,
  Russia 660074.  (+7) 3912-431733 (GMT+~3).  fax: (+7) 3912-430692.

  Current assisted (approximate swimming time is 4 hours).  Entries can
  be individual (only 2 people have ever done this since the race started
  in 1990), or relay team.
  Water temperature 13C (+/- 1C), air temperature 10C (+/- 5C).  Moderate
  waves and sporadic winds are possible.  Water is clean (recommended by
  Pepsi-Cola Co. for making their beverage!).  Sponsors welcome.  
  In 1994 the water was just 8C.  There was one individual finisher:
  Mrs. Bulygina, 45, in 4:25 (submitted to the Guinness Book of Records
  as a cold endurance record.)

Labor Day Golden Gate to Bay Bridge Swim.
  [September 5th, 1994.]  San Francisco, California, USA.
  Cost: US$35.  Trophy to all finishers.
  Contact: AMANA, P.O. Box 391041, Mountain View, California, USA 94039.
  Victoria (+1) 510-795-1243 (PST).
  Indi support paddlers.  Also swim and run event.

Maui Channel Relay 10 Mile Swim.
  [September 5th, 1992.]  Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Ian Emberson, 1141 Aukele St., Kailua, Hawaii, USA 96734.
  You need a boat, but it's a great week for you and your swimming buddies.
  (I haven't had the $$ yet :-( .)


Columbia River Cross Channel 1.1 Mile Swim.
  [September 6th, 1993.]  Columbia River, Hood River, Oregon, USA.
  Cost: approx. US$30 (includes T-shirt).  No Awards, not sanctioned.
  Contact: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Port Marina Park,
  Hood River, Oregon, USA 97031. (+1) 503-386-2000 (PST).
  Expected water temperature: 69F.
  This is a very safe, non-competitive swim across the Columbia
  river.  Swimmers take a sternwheeler across the river and swim back in
  untimed waves.  The swim course is clearly marked by a set of anchored
  sailboats, and kayaks are around for safety.  A good first open water swim.

John Daly Sr. 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [September 6th, 1992.]  Long Beach, New York, USA.
  Cost: US$15 (US$20 on the day).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Awards to top 3 in each category.
  Contact: USLA Long Beach Chapter, c/o Long Beach Lifeguards, 1 West Chester
  St., Long Beach, New York, USA 11561.  (+1) 516-431-1810 9am-6pm (EST).

Waikiki Rough Water 2.4 Mile Swim.
  [September 5th(?), 1994.]  Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Harry Huffaker, 3025 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96815.
  Big Field, beautiful swim.



BLDSA Southern Championships Mercers Park 1, 2 and 3 Mile.
  September 10th, 1995.  Mercers Park, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior, Novice.
  Contact: Carol Butler, 21 Brinns Lane, Frogmore, Camberley, Surrey, UK.
  GU17 0BT.  (+44) 1252-875274 (GMT).
  I swam the 1 and 3 mile races in 1986.  It was calm and about 70F.  
  The course is a triangular 1/2 mile circuit.


Catfish Crawl 1 Mile Swim.
  [September 10th, 1994.]  Lake Lavon, near Wylie, NE of Dallas, Texas, USA.
  Contact: Tom Gargulak, Richardson Masters (+1) 214-684-5863 (CST).

St. Mary's Quarry 5km MSO Championships.
  September 10th, 1995.  (Sunday after Labour Day.)
  St. Mary's, near Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Prizes (medals for top 3 in each Masters age
  group, trophies for top male and female and oldest male and female finishers)
  and food.  Cost: approx. C$20.
  Contact: Bryan Finlay, Director of Orthopaedic Research, University
  Hospital, P.O. Box 5339, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5.  61 Hampton Cr.,
  London, Ontario, Canada N6H 2P1.  (+1) 519-472-1346 (h) (EST),

  Records are kept for fly, back and *** as well as free!
  (Two people swam fly in 1992!!)  About 50 competitors in 1992.
  Water is very calm.  Course is 11 triangles, partly marked by a rope.
  Water temperature is usually 70-75F, it was a little cooler in 1993.

Whiskeytown Lake 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  September 10th, 1995.  Redding, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Redding Masters, John Clark (+1) 916-225-7450 (w) (PST),
  (+1) 916-246-4971 (h) (PST).
  Another very nice swim around several islands.


La Jolla 1 and 3 Mile Rough Water Swims.
  September 10th, 1995.  (Second Sunday in September.)
  La Jolla Cove, San Diego, California, USA.
  Sanction: usually USMS and USS.  Age groups (5 years).
  Contact: San Diego-Imperial County Masters' Swimming.
  Course is triangular.  Air temperature approx. 75F.  Water temperature
  62-65F.  1993 was the first 3 mile "Gatorman" event, but I think they plan
  to continue.  La Jolla is one of the most beautiful places in the world to
  swim.

Narraganssett Bay 0.75km Swim.
  [September 11th, 1994.]  Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
  Cost: US$12 includes T-shirt and race bag.  
  Awards first overall and Masters male and female.
  Contact: Sydnee Event Productions, Inc., 900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore,
  Maryland, USA 21202.  (+1) 410-539-2868 (EST).
  Part of the Great American Sports Festival Triathlon Series.  
  Swim is started after the last triathlon wave.

BLDSA Lynn Regis 3 Mile Swim.
  September 16th, 1995.  Kings Lynn, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Avril Dormon, Kabul House, 2 Ferry Rd., West Lynn, Kings Lynn,
  Norfolk, UK PE34 3NB.  (+44) 1553-764072 (GMT).

Black Butte Open Water Swim.
  [September 17th, 1994.]  California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque

2.5 Mile Bay Ocean City to Somerspoint Swim.
  September 24th, 1995.  Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Polly Caffery, 921 Park Place, Apt. 30 (or 301?), Ocean City,
  New Jersey, USA 08226.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Sandsend to Whitby 3 Miles.
  September 24th, 1995. Whitby, England.
  Alternate date -- see June 11th.

October:

6000yd Postal Championship.
  See September.

Aussi Masters 3km Pool Swim.
  [October, 1993.]  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: Steve Boutle (+61) 9-309-3397 (h) (GMT+~10).

Barbados Masters South American/Caribbean Championships 3km Ocean Swim.
  October?, 1995.  Barbados, West Indies.
  Cost: approx US$2.  Medals for top 3 in each Masters age group.
  Contact: Maurice Foster, Kilarney, Rockley New Road, Barbados, West Indies.
  In conjunction with Masters Swim Meet.
  Some younger kids swam exhibition.  About 30 competitors in 1994.
  It was 85F+ in 1992 and 1994.  Triangular course.
  Only open to South America and Caribbean residents in 1995.

Port Gregory 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [October 3rd, 1993.]  Port Gregory, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 20yrs+.
  Contact: Port Gregory Aussi (+61) 99-351-052 (GMT+~10).

Aussi West Australian State Winter Championships.
  [October 16-17th, 1993.]  Mt. Claremont Superdrome, West Australia,
  Australia.
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: Leonie Gaston (+61) 9-441-8249 (w) (GMT+~10).

Cabrillo Light House 5 Mile.
  [Third weekend in October.]  San Pedro, California (S. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  About 60F.

Swim Miami 1 Mile.
  [October (was December)].  Key Biscayne, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Miami Rowing Club, South Florida Sports Directory (+1)
  305-265-0060 (EST).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266.

Bermuda 1, 3, 5, and 10 Mile Swims.
  [End of October, 1994.]  Bermuda.
  Contact: Chris Smith (+1) 416-444-1885 (EST).

November:

6000yd Postal Championship.
  See September.

Kleinfontein 600m and 1500m Swims.
  [November 6th, 1994].  Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  Fun swims.  Triangular course.  Pre-registration not required.

Lake Lechenault 1.5km Swim-Thru.
  [November 7th, 1993.]  Lake Lechenault, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.  
  Contact: Lyn Duncan, Maida Vale Aussi (+61) 9-293-3041 (GMT+~10).

Maylands Swimming Club 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [November 14th, 1993.]  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).

Middleburg 1 Mile Swim.
  [November 20th, 1994].  Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  1600m in two straight legs down one side of the barrier and back the other.
  Very clean water.  Pre-registration not required.

Swim-thru-Bunbury 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [November 21st, 1993.]  Bunbury, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 16yrs+.
  Contact: Margaret Moylett (+61) 97-971-952 (GMT+~10).

Zibele-Schwuemme 350m Swim.
  [November 27th, 1994.]  Bern, Switzerland.
  Contact: J. Stuck, Tscharnerstrasse 24, 3007 Bern, Switzerland.
  (+41) 31-3720644 (GMT+1).
  Swim as far as you want.  No wetsuits!

December:

TVL Masters 1 Mile Longswim.
  [December 4th, 1994].  Vaal Dam, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Organized by Transvaal Masters Swimming Association.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  New event.  Triangular course.  

Swim-thru-Rottnest 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [December 4th, 1993.]  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: David Cummins (+61) 9-383-1106 (h) (GMT+~10).

Maylands Swimming Club 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [December 5th, 1993.]  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).

Homestead 10km Swim.
  [December 16th, 1994].  Homestead Dam, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  Five circuits of 2km each.  Accompanying person recommended.
  Swum according to International LDS rules.

Coupe de Noel 146m Swim.
  [December 18th, 1994].  Piscine des Vernets, Geneva, Switzerland.
  Contact: Geneve Natation 1885, Piscine des Vernets, 1211 Geneva,
  Switzerland.
  Short but cold!  No wetsuits!

Bakker Rock 3.2km Sea Swim.
  [December 18th, 1994].  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  Swim out to a rock and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!

Scarborough-Trigg 2km Swim-Thru.
  [December 18th, 1993.]  Scarborough, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Mark Lehmann, Somerset Aussi (+61) 9-367-5626 (h) (GMT+~10).

Silvester-Schwimmen 1.5km Swim.
  [December 29th(?), 1994].  Konstanz, Germany.
  Contact: Duetsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (German Life Saving
  Association), Ortsgruppe Konstanz, Am Fischmarkt 1, D-78462 Konstanz,
  Germany.
  Wet or dry suits required.  Evening swim.  Each swimmer must carry a
  light.

1996:

June:

World Masters Swimming Championships 5km Swim.
  June 29th, 1996.  Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre,
  Nottingham, England.
  Contact: VI World Masters Swimming Championships, Leader House, Surrey
  St., Sheffield, England S1 2LH.
  fax: (+44) 144-273-6731.
  In conjunction with Swimming, Diving, Waterpolo, and Synchro all
  held in Sheffield.  Nottingham is about 45min from Sheffield.
  Swimming (indoor) competition is June 22nd to 28th.
  Information provided by:

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Key:
ASA = (British) Amateur Swimming Association
BLDSA = British Long Distance Swimming Association
LDSC = Long Distance Swimming Club
MSC = Masters Swimming Canada
MSO = Masters Swimming Ontario (Canada)
RAF = Royal Air Force
SAA = Swim Across America
SASA = Scottish Amateur Swimming Association
SASE = Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SC = Swimming Club
USMS = United States Masters Swimming
YAABA = Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association
TBA = to be announced

Time Zones:
HST = Hawaiian Standard Time (GMT-10)
PST = Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
MST = Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7)
CST = Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
AST = Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

(h) = home (evening) phone number
(w) = work (daytime) phone number

BLDSA Notes:  Most events have freestyle and ***-stroke divisions.
Closing dates for most championships is 3 weeks to 1 month
before event.  A self-addressed envelope should be enclosed with all
requests for application forms.  ***-stroke swimmers must wear white
caps.  Freestyle swimmers must not wear white caps.  Membership number must
be given on all forms.  It is the swimmer's responsibility to provide
suitably qualified boat crew to accompany them as required.
We suggest that all swimmers contact their doctor for a course of
Hepatitis A injections.
For any other BLDSA information contact: BLDSA Hon. General Secretary,
Paul Tew, Brig-a-doon, High Brigham, Brigham,***ermouth, Cumbria,
UK CA13 0SZ.  (+44) 900-827226 (h) (GMT), (+44) 900-68311 (w) (GMT).