March Long Distance Swim Calendar (1 of 2)

March Long Distance Swim Calendar (1 of 2)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Wed, 23 Mar 1994 05:23:39

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1994 Long Distance Swimming Calendar                  March 21st, 1994
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  The following is a list of long distance swims for 1994.  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 1994 information, but believe the swim is
annual, I have provided the 1993 (or 1992) information, and the date is
given in [ ]s.  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 calculate 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                          ph: (613) 765-4856
Bell-Northern Research Ltd.           fax: (613) 763-4222

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4H7

p.s.  Changes since the last issue are marked by "|" in the margin.

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1994:

January:

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.
  Sanction: BLDSA.  Age groups (individual and team) with separate scoring
  for handicapped athletes.  Awards: 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).
  Official entry form must be used.  Pool must be at least 25yds in length
  and all distances are converted to metres.

USMS 1 Hour Postal Swim.
  January 1st-31st, 1994.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Gary Parlapiano, 168 Peacock Dr., San Raphael, California, USA
  9401 (? number missing).  (+1) 415-925-2624 (w) (PST), (+1) 415-456-4245
  (h) (PST) (before 9pm).
  Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Sorrento Super 1km and 2km Ocean Swims.
  January 15th, 1994.  Sorrento, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 20yrs+.
  Contact: Glen Boom, Inglewood Aussi (+61) 9-276-1997 (h) (GMT+~10),
  (+61) 9-277-2011 (w) (GMT+~10).

Swim-thru-Perth 4.5km River Swim.
  January 22nd, 1994.  Perth, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Claremont Aussi (+61) 9-386-5212 (GMT+~10).

Austalia Day 400m and 1.5km River Splash.
  January 26th, 1994.  West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 14yrs+, 10yrs+ for 400m.
  Contact: Max Wannell (+61) 9-448-4625 (h) (GMT+~10).

Brazilian Marathon Swim.
  January 29th, 1994.  Vittoria, Brazil.
  Contact: Dr. Sylvio Kelly Dos Santos, Av Rio Branco 185/1402, 20.040
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Fax: (+55) 21-253-6174 (GMT-3).
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

February:

February Postal Fitness Challenge.
  February 1-28th, 1994.  
  Cost: US$5 (US$8 for non-US). Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: February Fitness Challenge, c/o Scott Rabalais, 950 South Foster
  Drive #29, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70806.  (+1) 504-928-5596 (CST).
  Awards based on total distance swum for month of February.
  Entry deadline March 21st.  
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

BLDSA 1 Hour Postal Swim.
  [See January.]

Cottesloe-Swanbourne 2.2km Ocean Swim-Thru.
  February 5th, 1994.  Cottesloe, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Colin Cook, Nedlands SLSC (+61) 9-384-2467 (GMT+~10).

WASA Long Distance 8km and 16km River Championships.
  February 6th, 1994.  West Australia, Australia.
  Open (separate 8km swim for Masters).
  Contact: Kevin Holtom (+61) 9-447-7905 (h) (GMT+~10).

New Zealand Masters 3km Open Water Championships.
  February 6th, 1994.  Lake Rotoma, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  Contact: National Secretary, P.O. Box 5092, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
  fax: (+64) 7-575-3625 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: FINA Masters News.

Santa Fe to Coronda Swim.
  February 6th, 1994.  Santa Fe, Argentina.
  Contact: Nestor A. Estevez, Av Belgrano 634-10, PISO-Of. "1",
  Capita Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Swim-Thru Leighton 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  February 12th, 1994.  Leighton, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Tony Ince (+61) 9-227-6522 (w) (GMT+~10),
  (+61) 9-4=341-8119 (h) (GMT+~10).

Rottnest Channel 20km Ocean Swim.
  February 19th, 1994.  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Paula McIlhoney (+61) 9-320-3630 (w) (GMT+~10).

Hernandarias to Parana Swim.
  February 20th, 1994.  Entre-Rios, Argentina.
  Contact: Nestor A. Estevez, Av Belgrano 634-10, PISO-Of. "1",
  Capita Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Aussi Masters West Australia State Swimming Championships.
  February 26-27th, 1994.  Superdrome, West Australia, Australia.
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: Leonie Gaston (+61) 9-441-8249 (GMT+~10).

March:

Aussi Masters 1500m Postal Swim.
  March 1st-April 30th, 1994.
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: State Office (+61) 9-441-8249 (GMT+~10).

Ravenswood 1.6km River Swimalong.
  March 12th, 1994.  Ravenswood, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Claremont Aussi (+61) 9-382-1117 (GMT+~10).

Maylands Swimming Clug 2.8km Swim Thru.
  March 20th, 1994.  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).

Australian National Masters Swim Championships 3k Open Water Swim.
  March 22-26th, 1994.  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Florence Walker, Nationals 1994 Secretary, P.O. Box 418,
  Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia 5112.
  Part of the Nationals held at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.
  Information provided by: Master Swimmer (UK).

April:

USMS Postal 2000yd/m Fitness Challenge.
  April 1st-May 31st.
  Contact: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).
  Information provided by: Niagara District Masters Swimming (US) Water
  Power Gazette.

Aussi Masters 1500m Postal Swim.
  See March.

24 Hour Relay.
  April 1-2nd, 1994.  Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Federation de Natation de Quebec, 4545 Av. Pierre-de-Coubertin,
  C.P. 1000, Succ. M., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.  
  (+1) 514-252-3200 (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Canarvon 2km Ocean Swim-Thru.
  April 1994.  Canarvon, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Pat Tilbee, Canarvon Aussi (+61) 99-418-072 (GMT+~10).

May:

USMS Postal 2000yd/m Fitness Challenge.
  See April.

Spring Lake One Mile Swim.
  May 14th, 1994.  Spring Lake, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: Santa Rosa Masters, Jim McCray or Sabina Spear
  (+1) 707-527-2041 (w) (PST), (+1) 707-546-9620 (h) (PST).
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque

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).

Swan Valley 1.2km Relay River Marathon.
  May 16th, 1994.  Swan Valley, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 14yrs+.
  Contact: Ted Avery (+61) 9-274-5922 (w) (GMT+~10),
  (+61) 9-279-5350 (h) (GMT+~10).

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Men's 2 Miles.
  May 21st, 1994.  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).

7.5 Mile Swim Across the Mouth of Potomac.
  May 21st, 1994.  USA.
  Boats may be required.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

ETS Swim Series 500m Nepean Sportsplex Swim.
  May 22nd, 1994.  Nepean Sportsplex, Nepean, Ontario, Canada (near Ottawa).
  Age groups (10 year?).  Awards for series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
  This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  You can do just the swim
  or the whole triathlon.  All competitors are eligible for the swim awards.
  Pool swim.  

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Women's 2 Miles.
  May 28th, 1994.  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.
  May 29th, 1994.  (Memorial Day weekend)
  Lake Audobon, Reston, ***ia, USA.  
| Cost: US$20 (includes T-shirt).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
| Top 3 overall, age group, team, and wetsuit awards.
  Contact: Gordon Gerson, 10913 Knights Bridge Ct., Reston, ***ia,
  USA 22090.  (+1) 703-437-0074 (EST).  
  Entry form by fax call: (+1) 703-715-2796 (EST).
| 1/4 mile course.  Two heats: one clockwise, one counterclockwise.
| Heats seeded fastest to slowest.  Lake temperature usually 68-70F.  
  Usually very flat water. Great pool party afterwards!
| Limited to 250 entrants.


June:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

Lake Berryessa 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  June 4th, 1994.  Lake Berryessa, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: approx. US$15 for one, US$22 for both.  Sanction: USMS.  
  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: DAM (Davis Aquatic Masters), Michael Collins
  (+1) 916-758-7212 (PST).
  Out and back swims, typically 65-70 degrees F.
  Usually 600-800 people.


Warrington Dolphins Pickmere Lake Championships 2 and 3 Mile.
  June 4th, 1994 (provisional).  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.

Colwick Park 1km, 2km, and 4km Swims.
  June 5th, 1994 (provisional).  Colwick Park, Nottinghamshire, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Jean Myers, 28 Ledbury Vale, Aspley, Nottinghamshire,
  UK NG8 5QH.  (+44) 602-297320 (GMT).

Newtown Abbey Festival 1km Swim.
  [June 5th, 1993.]  Newtown Abbey, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

USA 25km Championships.
  [June 5th, 1993.]  Atlanta, Georgia.
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

|Choptank 2 Mile Swim.
| June 5th, 1994.  (In conjunction with Cambridge Endurance Triathlon.)
| Great Marsh Park, Hambrooks Bay, Cambridge, Maryland, USA.
| Cambridge, Maryland (Maryland Eastern Shore), USA.
| Cost: US$35 (includes T-Shirt, TriFed license not required).  
| Sanction: TriFed.  Age groups (ten year).
| Awards for top 5 M/F, top 3 in each age group.
| Contact: Robert Vigorito, Columbia Triathlon Association, Inc.
| (+1) 410-730-3880 (EST).
| Wetsuits are allowed and encouraged.  A circular course in the bay.
| Can be cool, windy.  Brackish water.  1992 water temperature was 72F.
| Limited to 200 entrants.  Must complete swim in 1hr30min.


ASA 5km Championships and Masters Rudyard Lake.
  June 11th, 1994.  Rudyard Lake, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. M. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).  Peter Hassall, ASA, Harold Fern House, Derby
  Square, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK LE11 0AL.  (+44) 509-230431 (GMT).

Exmouth Buoy 4 Mile Swim.
  June 12th, 1994.  Exmouth, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mrs. A. Jordan, 25 Roundhouse Lane, Exmouth, Devon, UK EX8 3BY.  
  (+44) 395-274913 (GMT).

|The Great Chesapeake 4.4 Mile Bay Swim.
| June 12th, 1994.  Sandy Point State Park, near Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
| Cost: US$45 (US$55 after June 1st) or US$100 donation to March of Dimes
| (entry fee includes T-shirt).  Entry limited to 600 participants.  
| Sanction: USMS.  Age groups: 15-19, 20-24, ..., 55-59, 60+.
| Awards: top 3 overall, top 40+, 3 each age group.
| Contact: Lynn Brooks (+1) 410-825-7442 (EST).
| National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration monitors currents
| to set the start time.  Expected water temperature 65 to 72F.
| Jeff says: "1993 race conditions were near perfect with the water
| temperature in the low 70s, the start was timed so that the slack
| current would occur at the middle of the course for most swimmers.
| I felt just a minimal current pushing me south once I was past the
| shipping channel. I finished the race in 2:18, a little better than I
| expected, and with a great deal of relief after two failed attempts in
| 1991 and 1992."
| Wetsuits are allowed (and there is no separate category)!
| Qualification standard must be met.
| Course requires participants to stay between twin bridge spans.  
| Open water, tides, currents!  Safety fleet of 60-80 boats provided by the
| Chesapeake Power Boat Association, and 25-35 kayaks.


Carrickfergus 500m and 1000m Swims.
  [June 14th, 1993.]  Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

Lake Sonoma Warm Springs 2 Mile Swim.
  June 18th, 1994.  Healdsburg, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: approx. US$10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: TAM (Tamalpais Aquatic Masters), Mike Joyce (+1) 415-456-7404 (PST).
  An out and back, very large and fast field.
  Typically an elite wave and three other waves.


YAABA Kirkton of Balmerino 8 Mile Tidal Swim.
  June 18th, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Master, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

|Maryland Swim for Life/AIDS 100yds, 200yds, 1 and 2 Miles.
| June 18th, 1994.  Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland, USA.
| Cost: US$20 + US$50 in pledges, under 18 US$10 + US$25 in pledges.
| Contact: Maryland Swim for Life, P.O. Box 39464, Baltimore, Maryland,
| USA 21212.  (+1) 410-243-4418 (EST).
| Wetsuits are allowed.  Picnic follows swims.
| 100 and 200 yd events are for youths (under 18).  All events have
| competitive and fun categories.


|Aquatic Park 1km Cove Swim.
| June 18th, 1994.  San Francisco, California, USA.
| Cost: US$15 includes T-shirt (US$20 after June 10th).
| Contact: LMDA, P.O. Box 391041, Mountain View, California, USA 94039.
| (+1) 510-795-1243 (PST).

Alcatraz Sharkfest 1.5 Mile Swim.
| June 19th (18th?), 1994.  Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, USA.
  Contact: Dave Horning, Executive Director of Enviro-Sports.
  (+1) 415-868-1829 (PST), fax: (+1) 415-868-2611.
  From Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park.  Water temperature
  58-62F.  Wetsuits required unless you can provide proof of your ability
  to do without.  No novices allowed.  Limited to 400 entrants.


BLDSA Champion of Champions 1.25, 2.5, 5.5 Miles.
  June 19th, 1994 (provisional).
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.  
  Contact: Mr. Brian Metcalfe, 7 Newell Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,
  UK HP21 7FE.  (+44) 296-437806 (GMT).

YAABA Tayport Cup 1 Mile.
  June 19th, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Master, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

Jack King 1 Mile ***ia Beach Ocean Swim.
  June 19th, 1994 (provisional).  ***ia Beach, ***ia, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Cost: approx. US$10.  Social, T-shirt, ribbons.
  Contact: Betsy Durrant, 211-66th St., ***ia Beach, ***ia, USA 23451.
  Easy swim down the beach -- can have following current, waves.  Salt water.


  (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Saratoga Lake 5 Mile Swim.
  [June 21st, 1993.]  Saratoga Lake, New York, USA.
  Contact: Jerry Ferris (+1) 518-587-7976 (EST).
  Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

ETS Swim Series 500m Smiths Falls Swim.
  June 25th, 1994.  Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada (45min from Ottawa).
  Age groups (10 year?).  Awards for series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
  This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  You can do just the swim
  or the whole triathlon.  All competitors are eligible for the swim awards.
  River swim.

SASA Step Rock St. Andrews Senior 2 Miles.
  June 25th, 1994.  St. Andrews, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

Riviera Marathon Swim.
  June 25-26th, 1994.  Savona, Italy.
  Contact: Brunello Graja, Via F Pozzo 4/5B, Genoa, Italy 16145.
  (+39) 10-367833 (GMT+1).
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Lake del Valle 1.5 Mile Open Water Swim.
  June 26th, 1994.  Near Livermore, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Islander Aquatic Masters, Guy Molina (+1) 510-523-4835 (PST).
  Warm Lake, maybe 200 people.  A circular swim.


Humberside Festival of Swimming (2 and 4 Miles).
  June 26th, 1994.  Grimsby Dock, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior.
  Contact: Peter Winchester, 56 Tetney Lane, Holton-le-Clay, Grimsby,
  S. Humbs., UK DN36 5AT.  (+44) 472-823638 (GMT).

ASA 25km Championships Weymouth.
  June 26th, 1994.  Weymouth, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. M. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).  Peter Hassall, ASA, Harold Fern House, Derby
  Square, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK LE11 0AL.  (+44) 509-230431 (GMT).

|Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
| June 26th, 1994.  Piers, Manhatten Beach, California, USA.
| Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
| California, USA 90265.
| First in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
| Also a run-swim-run event.

Laura Lake 1 or 3 Mile Lake Swim.
  June, 1994 (provisional).  Laura Lake, Millville, New Jersey, USA.
  New race in development.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 205-640-4948 (EST).

City of Liverpool Ivan Percival 2 and 4 Mile Swims.
  TBA, 1994.  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool,
  UK L11 9AB.  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

July:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

Namora 1 Mile Bay Swim.
  July 1st, 1994 (provisional).  Namora, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Ocean City Community Center, Attn. Bay Swim, 18th and Simpson St.,
  Ocean City, New Jersey, USA 06226.  (+1) 609-398-6900 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Sasamat Lake 2km and 4km Swims.
  [July 1st, 1993.]  Sasamat Lake, Port Moody, 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 Vancouver Sea
  Festival and Roughwater Crossing.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

YAABA Double Tay 2 Miles.
  July 2nd, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Veteran, Senior, Master, Junior.
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

BLDSA Torbay Championship 4 and 8 Miles.
  July 2nd, 1994.  Torbay, England.
  8 miles Senior, 4 miles Veteran.  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Owen Christie, 16 Trumlands Road, Torquay, Devon, UK TQ14 4RN.
  (+44) 803-328616 (GMT).

Lac Tremblant Swim.
  July 3rd, 1994.  Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Federation de Natation de Quebec, 4545 Av. Pierre-de-Coubertin,
  C.P. 1000, Succ. M., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.  
  (+1) 514-252-3200 (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

YAABA Broughty Ferry to Wormit 5 Miles Tidal.
  July 3nd, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Veteran, Senior, Master, Junior.
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

Camlough Lake 500m and 1.7 Mile Swims.
  [July 3rd, 1993.]  Camlough Lake, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Peter Legge, Hillcrest, 42 Rathfriland Road, Newry, Co. Down,
  N. Ireland.

|Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
| July 4th, 1994.  East Beach, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
| Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
| California, USA 90265.
| Second in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
| Also a run-swim-run event.

Mirror Lake 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  [July 4th, 1993.]  Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, New York, USA.
  Cost: approx. US$15.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: J. M. Drumond, Box 13, Olympic Resort, Lake Placid, New York,
  USA 12946.  (+1) 518-523-1958 (EST).
  Separate wetsuit category.


Capri to Naples World Series Super Final Swim.
  July 5th, 1994.  Capri, Italy.
  Contact: Brunello Graja, Via F Pozzo 4/5B, Genoa, Italy 16145.
  (+39) 10-367833 (GMT+1).
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

USMS National 2 Mile Cable Open Water Championships.
  July 9th, 1994.  Chris Greene Lake, C***tesville, ***ia, USA.
  Also called ***ia Masters 2 Mile National (or East Coast) Championships.
  Cost: approx. US$10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  T-shirts, awards.
  Contact: Linda McCowan, 13613 Prince William Drive, Midlothian, ***ia,
  USA 23113.  (+1) 804-379-2537 (EST).
  1/4-mile cable course, 2 heats, counter and clockwise.
  Water can get warm -- wetsuits prohibited anyway, fresh water.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543, (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST), Jim Acker

  and FINA Masters News.

BLDSA Bala Lake Senior 6 Miles.
  July 9th, 1994.  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. and Mrs. J. Stringer, 7 Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington,
  Cheshire, UK WA1 4PL.  (+44) 925-811383.  (To be confirmed.)

SASA Loch Ore Meadows Junior 1 Mile.
  July 9th, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

World Masters Swimming Championships, 5km swim.
  July 10th, 1994.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Rendez Vous '94 Montreal, 4545 avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin,
  P.O. Box 1000, Station M, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.
  In conjunction with World Masters swimming, diving, waterpolo and synchro.
  Note that this time the 5km swim will be *after* the pool swimming.

BLDSA Bala Lake Junior 3 Miles.
  July 10th, 1994.  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. and Mrs. J. Stringer, 7 Hall Road, Woolston, Warrington,
  Cheshire, UK WA1 4PL.  (+44) 925-811383.  (To be confirmed.)

1.25 Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  July 10th, 1994 (provisional).  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Sid Cassidy, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-3947 (EST).
  Every other Sunday in July and August.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

|Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
| July 10th, 1994.  Piers, San Clemente, California, USA.
| Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
| California, USA 90265.
| Third in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
| Also a run-swim-run event.

RAF Inter Services Bala Lake 3 Mile.
  July 11th, 1994.  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Civilians may compete.  
  Contact: Flt.Lt. K. Willox, OC Catering SQ., RAF St. Mawgan, Newquay,
  Cornwall, UK TE7 4HP.  (+44) 637-872201 ext 7428 (GMT).
  This is a swim from one end of the lake to the other.  I did this race in
  1986, when the UK had an even colder than usual summer.  The water was
  about 52F.  It is usually several degrees warmer.  Each swimmer should
  provide an accompanying kayak and paddler.


Greenwich Point 1 Mile Swim.
  [July 11th, 1992.]  Greenwich Point, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
  Cost: US$20/25.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals for 1st-3rd, ribbons.
  Contact: GMS Merlin, Stamford Harbor Park, 333 Ludlow St., Stamford,
  Connecticut, USA 06902.  Peter Crumbine (+1) 203-961-0888 daytime (EST).

Windermere Lake 5.6km Swim.
  [July 11th, 1993.]  Windermere Lake, Windermere, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Bruce Stroud (+1) 604-342-3373 (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.

Ambleside to Dundarave 3km Swim.
  [July 11th, 1993.]  West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Pacific Breakers, Debbie Carlow (+1) 604-925-4313, (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.

Traversee du Lac Leman.
  July 14th, 1994.  Lausanne, Switzerland.
  Contact: Bruno Ruch, Burggartenstrasse 38, Bottwingen, Switzerland CH-4103.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

USMS National 1.5 Mile National Championships.
  July 16th, 1994.  Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, New York, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: Betsy Owens, 194 Lenox Av., Albany, New York, USA 12208.
  fax: (+1) 518-462-9794 (EST).
  Information provided by: FINA Masters News.

ASA Midlands Championships Sandwell.
  July 16th, 1994.  Sandwell, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. M. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).

USMS 6+ Mile Open Water Swim.  
  July 16th, 1994.  Seal Beach, California, USA.
  Also 3, 10, and sometimes 16 mile swims.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Rocky Gettner, P.O. Box 853, Seal Beach, CA, USA 90740.
  (+1) 310-431-2249, (+1) 310-594-6715 (PST).
  Tom says: Not the prettiest beach in CA, but some challenging swims.
    The 16 mile (25km) when they do it, goes round the oil rigs!
    I did the 10 miler once (and only once)!
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,


  (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Lake Memphremagog 500m, 1km, 2km, 5km, 15km Swims and 3km Relay Swim.
  July 17th, 1994.  Lake Memphremagog, Magog, Quebec, Canada.  
  (Very near Vermont, USA border.)
  Cost: approx. C$5/event, limit of 2 plus relay.  Sanction: MSC.  Age groups.
  Prizes.
  Contact: Yolande Lemire (+1) 819-843-5000 (EST).
  Can be wavy and cool.  500m circuit marked by a rope the whole way!
  Water temperature 65-70F.
  Sponsored by Bell Canada, so free long distance calls if the booths get
  set up in time!  (I've never seen them working!)
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

ETS Swim Series 1500m Ottawa River Swim.
  July 17th, 1994.  Near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups (10 year?).  Awards for series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
  This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  You can do just the swim
  or the whole triathlon.  All competitors are eligible for the swim awards.

BLDSA Coniston 5.5 Miles.
  July 17th, 1994.  Coniston Water, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Jean Wilkin Oxley, 1 Beech Grove, Warton, Nr. Carnforth, UK
  LA5 9PH.  (+44) 524-736587 (GMT).

YAABA Veteran 1 Mile Tay.
  July 17th, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).
  Must be age 40+.

|Alcatraz to Aquatic Park 1.5km Swim.
| July 17th, 1994.  San Francisco, California, USA.
| Cost: US$75 includes T-shirt, registration closes July 10th.
| Contact: Alcatraz Challenge, 518 Outlook Dr., Los Altos, California, USA
| 94024.  Sally (+1) 503-697-6937 (PST).  Victoria (+1) 510-795-1243 (PST).
| Strong swimmers only.

|Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
| July 17th, 1994.  Piers, Oceanside, California, USA.
| Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
| California, USA 90265.
| Fourth in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
| Also a run-swim-run event.

Kelowna Across-the-Lake 2km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Flo Masson (+1) 604-765-2761 (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.

West Bay Portrush 1km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  Portrush, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

Master of the Mississippi 1.7km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  Carleton Place (near Ottawa), Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups.  Cost: C$10 (C$15 on the day).  Prizes and food.
  Swim is 1-way down river (slight current).  Water temperature is about
  65-70F.
  Contact: Carleton Place Pool (+1) 613-257-1005 (EST).

International Sri Chinmoy Marathon 26.4km Swim.
  [July 18th, 1992.]  Start: Rapperswil Harbour, Switzerland.
  Cost: 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.
  Miss Nocker (+41) 1-55-02-88 (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.  

Trans-Tahoe Rough Water Relay.
  [Third weekend In July on Saturday.]  Lake Tahoe, California
  (N. California), USA.  Sanction: USMS.
  Contact: TOC (+1) 415-775-4400 (PST).
  You need a boat for your team, and about 6 people.  Everyone swims for an
  half hour.  Approximately 55-60F.  Some very fast relays.
  The usual competition is between the TOC team (Paul A***h, etc) and
  the ex-Stanford Swimmers team (although TOC has some ex-Stanford).

Hamlin Beach Open Water 1 and 2 Mile.
  [July 19th, 1992.]  Lake Ontario, Hamlin, near Rochester, New York, USA.
  Cost: US$10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes.  
  Contact: George McVey, 477 Antlers Dr., Rochester, New York, USA 14618.
  (+1) 716-271-2323 (EST).


Topaz Lake High Desert Swim.
  This swim has been dropped. (Used to be 3rd Sunday in July.)

Welland Y Masters 1km, 3km, 5km and 10km Swims.
  July 23rd, 1994.  Welland, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.
  Cost: C$20.  Trophies for top overall, male and female and medals for
  first 3 in each category.  Ribbons and BBQ for all competitors.
  Contact: Elma Couture, 308 Schoefield, Welland, Ontario, Canada L3B 1N8.
  (+1) 905-732-3626 (EST).  
  Swimmers may only enter one event.

Llyn Padarn Champs 1km, 2 Miles, 4 Miles.
  July 23rd, 1994.  Llyn Padarn, Wales(?).
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Anne Stewart, Chris Green, 1 Whinchat Close, Offerton Green,
  Nr. Stockport, UK SK2 5UU. (+44) 61-449-9656.

Sea Isle City 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  July 23rd, 1994 (provisional).  Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Sea Isle City Beach Patrol, 44th St., Sea Isle City, New Jersey,
  USA 08245.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Lake Memphremagog 28 Mile Crossing.
  July 24th, 1994.  Lake Memphremagog, Magog, Quebec, Canada.  
  (Very near Vermont, USA border.)
  Contact: Yolande Lemire (+1) 819-843-5000 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Lac Beauchamp 3km Swim.
  July 24th, 1994.  Lac Beauchamp, Amos, Quebec, Canada.  
  Contact: Federation de Natation de Quebec, 4545 Av. Pierre-de-Coubertin,
  C.P. 1000, Succ. M., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.  
  (+1) 514-252-3200 (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Marathon de la Releve, 16km Relay Swim.
  July 24th, 1994.  Lac St. Jean, Roberval, Quebec, Canada.  
  Contact: Langis Beaulieu (+1) 418-275-2851 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Solent Open Championships 1.5, 2, 3 Miles.
  July 24th, 1994.  Calshot Beach, Solent, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Novice, Junior, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Peter Collett, 108 Lackford Av., Totton, Southampton, UK SO4 4DH.
  (+44) 703-865228 (GMT).

SASA Pile Light 500m Juvenile.
  July 24th, 1994.  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).
  Must be under 12 yrs.