1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Sat, 27 Feb 1993 00:19:42


1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar
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The following is a list of long distance swims for 1993 (and a couple for
1994 that do not apply to 1993).  I have provided all the information I
have at this point in time.  If you have any further information or notice
any mistakes, *please* let me know!  I plan to post an updated list monthly.

Note that where I do not have 1993 information, but believe the swim is
annual, I have provided the 1992 information.  The swims are presented in
approximately chronological order.  I have tried to make the list as
international as possible, so country names and country telephone codes and
time zones are provided as necessary.  (Remember to figure out the time
difference before calling!  Times may be different by an hour in summer.)

The first line gives the name and distance(s) of the swim(s).  That is
followed by the date, location, cost, sanction, age groups, prizes, contact,
comments, and who provided the information.  Comments include information
such as air and water temperature (avoiding terms such as "warm" and "cold"),
sun/wind/waves/tides/currents, course format (triangular, point-to-point,
etc.), seals/sharks/lampreys/etc., accompanying boats, and any other
information that will be useful to new and/or experienced open water swimmers.
Suggestions for improvement of the format are also welcome.

Please confirm any information given here before making any travel plans!

Thanks to everyone who contributed information to the list.

Lynn Marshall
Bell-Northern Research Ltd.
P.O. Box 3511 Station C
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada  K1Y 4H7
ph: (613) 765-4856
fax: (613) 763-4222

p.s.  Changes since the previous issue are marked with "|" in the margin.

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1993:

January:

|Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Fitness 1/2 Hour Swim.
| September 1st 1992-April 30th, 1993.
| Fund raiser.  Incentive prizes for participants.
| Contact: Your local Heart and Stroke Foundation office or
| the Nepean, Ontario branch (+1) 613-727-5060 (EST).
| Swimmer gets pledges before doing the swim.  Money goes to the Heart
| and Stroke Foundation.  
| Information provided by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

|BLDSA 1 Hour Postal Swim.
| January 1st-February 28th, 1993.
| Cost: #2.50 (sterling) or US$5 or C$5.50 for each individual and team
| (team members must also enter the individual competition).  Sterling is
| preferred.  For copies of results add #1 or US$2.50 or C$3.25.
| Sanction: BLDSA.  Age (as of Jan. 1st, 93) groups:  Individual:
| under 10, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, open, 20-24, 25-29, ..., 75-79, 80+; also
| separate scoring for handicapped swimmers: H1: ambulant (pre***ly
| physical handicap); H2: wheelchair (spend most of time in wheelchair);
| H3: non-physical (e.g. mental, sensory handicap).  Teams (3 people of same
| sex who are registered with the same club; each person can swim for
| only one team): under 10, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, open, 25+, 35+, ..., 65+
| (youngest swimmer determines Masters team age group).
| Awards: cloth BLDSA Postal Swim badge for all; medals for top 3 in each group.
| Contact: BLDSA Postal Swim, Mr. Maurice Ferguson, 16 Elmwood Road, Barnton,
| Northwich, Cheshire, UK  CW8 4NB.  (+44) 606-75298 (GMT).
| **Note**: official entry form must be used.  I can fax you one if you send

| When mailing your entry enclose a minimum 7"x9" addressed envelope.  
| Distance must be done in a pool of minimum length 25yds.  All distances
| are converted to metres.
| Entries must be postmarked by **March 1st** (and be received no later than
| four weeks after that date).

1 Hour Postal Swim.
  January 1st-31st, 1993.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Michael Collins, P.O. Box 1366, Davis, California, USA 95617.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

Penrith Bridge to Bridge 3km River Swim.
  Penrith Bridge, NSW, Australia.  Masters Swim?
  Contact: P.O. Box 207, Cowandilla, South Australia, Australia, 5033.
  Information provided by: WANT (World Aquatic News and Travel)

Jarra 5km River Swim.
  Melbourne, Australia.  Masters Swim?
  Contact: P.O. Box 207, Cowandilla, South Australia, Australia, 5033.
  Information provided by: WANT (World Aquatic News and Travel)

International Long Distance Swimming Championships.
  South Australia, Australia.  Masters Swim?
  Contact: P.O. Box 207, Cowandilla, South Australia, Australia, 5033.
  Information provided by: WANT (World Aquatic News and Travel)

February:

|Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Fitness 1/2 Hour Swim.
| See January.

|BLDSA 1 Hour Postal Swim.
| See January.

Cole Classic 2km Ocean Swim.
  Bondi Beach, Australia.  Masters Swim?
  Contact: P.O. Box 207, Cowandilla, South Australia, Australia, 5033.
  Information provided by: WANT (World Aquatic News and Travel)

Manly 2km Ocean Swim.
  Manly, NSW, Australia.  Masters Swim?
  Contact: P.O. Box 207, Cowandilla, South Australia, Australia, 5033.
  Information provided by: WANT (World Aquatic News and Travel)

March:

|Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Fitness 1/2 Hour Swim.
| See January.

April:

|Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Fitness 1/2 Hour Swim.
| See January.

Pan Pacific Masters Championships Open Water Swim.
  Was scheduled for April 17th, 1993.  
  The open water swim has been *cancelled* due to the water temperature.
  The swimming, diving, waterpolo, and synchro will still be held.
  Contact: Panpac Maswim 1993, P.O. Box 86, Matamata, New Zealand.

May:

10km Postal Championship.
  May 15th-September 30th, 1993.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Leo Letendre 267 Glandore Dr., Manchester, Missouri, USA, 63021.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

|Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Gents 2 Miles.
| May 22nd, 1993.  Morecambe, England.
| Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
| Contact: Eamonn Crawford, 50 Beaumont Place, Lancaster, Lancs.,
| UK LA1 2EY.  (+44) 524-62319 (GMT).

|Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Ladies 2 Miles.
| May 29th, 1993.  Morecambe, England.
| Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
| Contact: Eamonn Crawford, 50 Beaumont Place, Lancaster, Lancs.,
| UK LA1 2EY.  (+44) 524-62319 (GMT).

Reston Masters 2 Mile Open Water Swim.
| Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31st, 1993) [May 23rd, 1992].
  Lake Audobon, Reston, ***ia, USA.  
| Cost: US$5-10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Top male, female, age group awards.
| Contact: Bill McKenchnie, 11514 Pine Cone Ct., Reston, ***ia, USA 22091.
  1/4 mile cable course.  Two heats: one clockwise, one counterclockwise.
  Low wave and wind environment; fresh water.  Social afterwards.


June:

10km Postal Championship.
  See May.

Lake Berryessa 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  First weekend of June.  Lake Berryessa, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: US$15 for one, US$22 for both.  Sanction: USMS.  
  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: DAM (Davis Aquatic Masters)  (+1) 916-757-6017 (PST).
  Out and back swims, typically 65-70 degrees F.
  Usually 600-800 people.

|Choptank 1.6 Mile Swim.
| Usually first weekend of June [June 7th, 1992].  (In conjunction with
  Cambridge Triathlon.)
  Cambridge, Maryland (Maryland Eastern Shore), USA.
| Cost: US$25 (includes T-Shirt), add US$6 for TriFed one event license.  
| Sanction: TriFed.  Age groups.
| Plaques: 3 for each age group and overall.
| Contact: Fletcher Hanks, Endurance Sports Events, Inc., P.O. Box 1118,
| Cambridge, Maryland, USA 21613.  (+1) 410-228-2505 (EST).
  Can be cool, windy.  Brackish water.
| 1992 water temperature was 72F.


|Warrington Dolphins Pickmere Lake Championships 2 and 3 Mile.
| June 5th, 1993.  Pickmere Lake, England.
| Junior (2 Mile) and Senior (3 Mile).  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
| Contact: Mr. Keith Bosson, 62 Acton Ave., Appleton
| Warrington, Cheshire, UK.
| This is also the Northern Counties ASA Championships.

|Exmouth Buoy 3 Mile Swim.
| June 6th, 1993.  Exmouth, England.
| Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
| Contact: Mrs. Jordan, 25 Round House Lane, Exmouth, UK.  
| (+44) 395-274913 (GMT).

|City of Liverpool Ivan Percival 2 and 4 Mile Swims.
| June 6th, 1993.  Liverpool, England.
| Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
| Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool,
| UK  L11 9AB.  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

|ASA 6km Championships and Masters Rudyerd Lake.
| June 12th, 1993.  Rudyerd Lake, England.
| Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
| Contact: Mrs. A. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK  DE5 6HH.
| (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).
| This is also the Junior and Senior International Trials.

|The Great Chesapeake 4.4 Mile Bay Swim.
| June 13th, 1993.
| Sandy Point State Park, outside of Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
| Cost: US$40 (includes T-shirt).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  
| Plaques: 3 overall, and 1 in each age group.
| Contact: Robert Vigorito (Race Director), Chuck Nabit (Race Chairman)
| Office: (+1) ...

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1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

Post by Curt Simki » Sat, 27 Feb 1993 03:28:07

  No real hot flames please, but I was wondering if in any/all
  of these open water long (>2 mile) swims, if wet suits are
  allowed and/or if there is a wet suit division?

  Some of the folks could be in some "really" cold water
  for awile!

  Thanks,
  Curt "Boy do I hate cold water without my BodyGlove" Simkins


 
 
 

1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

Post by Thomas J. Moni » Sat, 27 Feb 1993 04:43:17

Quote:

>  No real hot flames please, but I was wondering if in any/all
>  of these open water long (>2 mile) swims, if wet suits are
>  allowed and/or if there is a wet suit division?

You CAN wear wetsuits at most of the Pacific Masters swims, BUT you are
unofficial.

AND, everybody hates these geeks in wetsuits who swim all over the people
who are trying to compete (nothing personal :-)!), so don't expect anyone
to LIKE you being there in a wetsuit.

t

--
Porpise: run, bike, swim, make cookies

"long distance runner, what you holding out for?"

 
 
 

1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

Post by Curt Simki » Sat, 27 Feb 1993 06:24:50



|> >
|> >  No real hot flames please, but I was wondering if in any/all
|> >  of these open water long (>2 mile) swims, if wet suits are
|> >  allowed and/or if there is a wet suit division?
|> >
|>
|> You CAN wear wetsuits at most of the Pacific Masters swims, BUT you are
|> unofficial.
|>
|> AND, everybody hates these geeks in wetsuits who swim all over the people
|> who are trying to compete (nothing personal :-)!), so don't expect anyone
|> to LIKE you being there in a wetsuit.
|>
|> t

   I did just find out that the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim (12K) in
   Penticton, Canada recommends you wear a wet suit.  I have done
   Ironman Canada (in Penticton also, Lake Okanogan-just 1
   street away from Skaha Lake) when during the week preceeding
   the race the water temp of the lake went from a reasonable 67
   degrees to 56-57 degrees in ONE day.  Luckily it "warmed" up
   to around 64 for the race and they were still plucking people
   out of the water.  How do you folks deal with the cold water
   without a wetsuit for a 7 to 12 to 26? mile swim?  I have not
   been in the water tooooo long in the 5 Ironmans I've done (1 hour
   average for the 2.4 miles) but with the exception of one in
   Hawaii (82 degree water) the 4 in Canada still had me pretty
   cold when I got out.

   My body fat is in the high 6's to low 7's and after one bad
   experience of swimming a mile in a triathlon in 56 degree
   water I have not done one since without a suit unless the
   temperature of the water was at least 70-72 degrees. I have a
   full suit and one that has no sleeves and is mid thigh length.

   Any secrets you can share?

   Thanks eh!
   Curt

 
 
 

1993 Long Distance Swimming Calendar (Long!)

Post by Thomas J. Moni » Sat, 27 Feb 1993 07:09:01

Quote:



>   out of the water.  How do you folks deal with the cold water
>   without a wetsuit for a 7 to 12 to 26? mile swim?  I have not

>   Any secrets you can share?

SIMPLE! When I did the 10 mile I was a good 10 lbs overweight (In fact I was
probably 10 lbs over the whole time I was just doing open water swims). The
week before Seal Beach I had a couple of beers everynight and ate everything
I could get my hands on. My weight was probably 195 (I'm 6'0").

I was known for never getting cold.

Now I do triathlons and open water swims. I weigh ~180, and my fat is pretty
low. Now I get cold. Froze pretty badly at the Donner Lake Swim last year -
one that never bothered me in the past.

t

--
Porpise: run, bike, swim, make cookies

"long distance runner, what you holding out for?"