Long Distance Swimming Calendar: Aug'96 (4/5)

Long Distance Swimming Calendar: Aug'96 (4/5)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Sat, 23 Dec 1995 04:00:00

August:

10km Postal Championship.
  [May 15th-September 30th, 1995.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Jane Moore, 1867 58th St. NE, Tacoma, Washington, USA 98422.
  (+1) 206-925-0803 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

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).

Annual Manhattan Island Marathon 28.5 Mile Swim.
  August 3rd, 1996.  Battery Park, Manhattan Island, New York, USA.
  Sanction: USS and USMS.  Age groups.
  Cost: approx. US$90 plus US$450 for the accompanying boat.
| Contact: Send US$15 plus two SASE to MIMS c/o Marty McMahon, Fleet Bank,
| 124 Main Street, Broad Brook, Connecticut, USA 06016. (+1) 860-627-4626

  Request form by March 1st; entry deadline April 1st.  Volunteers welcome.
  Entries limited to 20 swimmers and 5 relays.  Due to the tides you are
  unlikely to finish if you are in the water for over 9.5 hours.  Record is
  just over six hours.  (Brian completed this in 1990!)



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

Annual Mactaquac Open Water 1500m Swim.
  August 4th, 1996.  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: Agnes Murphy, 26 Charles Avenue, Fredericton, New Brunswick,
  Canada E3A 3S4. (+1) 506-459-5679 (h) (AST), or David Tree

  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.

|Fairmount Park Classic Triathlon 1.2 Mile Swim.
| August 4th, 1996.  Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

| PTC/Fairmount Park Classic Swim, P.O. Box 21332, Lehigh Valley,
| Pennsylvania, USA 18002-1332.
| The swim is down river, though there is not much of a current.  The half-
| ironman (Hawaii Ironman qualifier) is in its ninth year.  Last year there
| were 1008 finishers.  This is the first time the swim has been offered
| as a separate event.

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.




1.25 Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  [August 6th, 1995.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Charles Fry, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-5304 (EST).
  Every other Sunday in July and August (July 9, 23, August 6, 20).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

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 4000m 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), TBM-Cantel Eventline
  (+1) 613-737-6042 (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).

St. Louis Park Recreation Centre 5km and 10km Swims.
  [August 6th, 1995.]   St. Louis Park Recreation Centre, Minnesota, USA.
  Sanction: USMS, in support of US National Postal Championships.


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.

Georgian Bay 1km and 3km Swims.
  August 10th, 1996.  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).

Swim Across America Hudson River 25 Mile Relay Swim.
  [August 10th, 1995.]  Manhattan, New York, USA.
  Sanction: SAA, seeking USMS.

  Proceeds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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).

Seaside Park 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [August 12th, 1995.]  Seaside Park, New York, USA.
  Cost: US$12; US$15 race day.  Awards in 10 year age groups.
  Contact: Ocean County YMCA, 1088 Whitty Road, P.O. Box 130, Toms River,
  New Jersey, USA 08754.  (+1) 908-341-9622 (EST).
  Includes a barbeque.  There is also a .25 mile swim for kids only.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST), and

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.  Not listed for 1995.
  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).

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).

1000 Islands Masters Half-Mile and Mile Swims.
  [August 19th, 1995.]  Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Cost: C$23, C$25 for both swims.
  Prizes, draw prizes and lots of food.  
  Contact: Masters Mile, c/o Pam Little, Box 13, R.R.1, Lansdowne, Ontario,
  Canada K0E 1L0.
  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.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Charles Fry, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-5304 (EST).
  Every other Sunday in July and August (July 9, 23, August 6, 20).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

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), TBM-Cantel Eventline
  (+1) 613-737-6042 (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).

French National Open Masters Championships 3km Open Water Swim.
  [August 24th-27th, 1995.]  Aix-les-Bains, France.
  Contact: Cercle Nautique Aix-les-Bains, Place Daniel Rops, F-73100
  Aix-les-Bains, France.
  Part of the French National Masters Championships (50m pool).
  Information provided by: Master Swimmer Newsletter, Geoff Stokes,
  6 Mulroy Drive, Camberley, Surrey, UK GU15 1LX.

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.

John Boyd Memorial 1/2 and 1 Mile Swims.
  [August 26th, 1995.]  Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA.  
  Awards: 1st-3rd in 10 year age groups.
  Contact: Seaside Heights Department of Recreation, c/o L&M Computer
  Sports, 89 Park Drive, Berlin, New Jersey, USA 08009.  
  (+1) 908-830-7260 (EST).
  Beach Party Barbeque after the swim.  (Delayed 1 week due to rough surf.)

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 1.25 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.

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.  Not listed for 1995.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool, UK.  
  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

Race for the Record of Manhattan 28.5 Mile Swim.
  August 29th or 30th, 1996.  Battery Park, Manhattan Island, New York, USA.
  Selective Entry.  Night swim.
  Contact: Send US$15 plus two SASE to Monty Berger, c/o Manhattan Island
  Marathon Swimming Foundation, 56 West 71st St, Suite 4A, New York, New

  Request form by March 15th; entry deadline April 15th.
  Information provided by: Manhattan Island Marathon Swimming Foundation,

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.