Long Distance Swim Calendar: Dec'96-Apr'97 (1/5)

Long Distance Swim Calendar: Dec'96-Apr'97 (1/5)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Wed, 18 Dec 1996 04:00:00

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1996-7 Long Distance Swimming Calendar                 December 12th, 1996
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| The following is a list of long distance swims for December 1996
| and for 1997.
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 to rec.sport.swimming and rec.sport.triathlon
approximately monthly.  I will send the list out by e-mail if you have
problems accessing usenet news, but I can no longer afford to send it by
mail (Canada Post) to those without e-mail!  Find a friend with internet
access!

The list is also available via the WWW:

   http://SportToday.org/~swim/

   http://SportToday.org/

   http://SportToday.org/

| Note that where I do not have 1996/7 information, but believe the swim is
| annual, I have provided the 1995/6 (or earlier) 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 has contributed information to the list.

Lynn Marshall                          ph: (+1) 613-765-4856 (EST)
Northern Telecom                      fax: (+1) 613-763-9760

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4H7

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

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1996:

December:

Annual Post Pig-Out 1.3 Mile Plunge.
  December 1st, 1996.  Kailua-Kona Pier, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
  Open to all ages.
  Contact: Frozen Pea Productions, P.O. Box 1583, Kailua Kona, Hawaii,
  USA 96745.


Swim-thru-Rottnest 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [December 2nd, 1995.]  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: David Cummins (+61) 9-383-1106 (h) (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

Transvaal Masters 600m and 2km Swims.
  [December 2nd, 1995.]  Vaal Dam, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Organized by Transvaal Masters Swimming Association.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Transvaal Masters Swimming Association, Anne Jones (+27) 11-788-2456 (h)
  (GMT+2), Paul Carlin (+27) 11-442-6742 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Triangular course.  


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).

Wilderness Island 2km Swim.
| December 7th, 1996.  Wilderness Island, Western Cape, South Africa.
  Contact:  Malcolm Ausling (+27) 444-91-1115 ext. 205 (GMT+2) or Jill Black
  (+27) 441-71-1242 (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/

Bank to Barrack 15km Swim.
  [December 9th, 1995.]  Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: John Nolan (+61) 9-337-3411 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://SportToday.org/).

Possibly Annual Christmas Long Distance Roughwater 7km Invitational Swim.
  December 15th, 1996.  Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Long Distance Swim, One Keahole Place, #1607, Honolulu, Hawaii,
  USA 96825.

Easterns Masters/Transvaal Long Distance 10km Swim.
  [December 16th, 1995.]  Homestead Dam or Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni,
  Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Easterns Masters Swimming, Martin Gericke (+27) 11-421-2819 (w) (GMT+2),
  Carol Van Der Walt (+27) 11-976-3749 (h) (GMT+2).
  Transvaal Masters Swimming Association, Anne Jones (+27) 11-788-2456 (h)
  (GMT+2), Paul Carlin (+27) 11-442-6742 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Five circuits of 2km each.  Accompanying person recommended.
  Swum according to International LDS rules.  Compulsory for swimmers
  entering the 25km Long Distance Championships.  Relay teams of five
  can also be entered.


Blackfin Superswim 1.5 and 3km Swims.
| December ??, 1996.  Murray Park Springs, Gauteng, South Africa.
  Contact: Mike Blackstock (+27) 11-818-5167 (h) (GMT+2) or (+27) 11-818-3544
  (w) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/

Trigg 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [December 16th, 1995.]  Trigg, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Betty Cameron (+61) 9-313-2332 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://SportToday.org/).

Barker Rock 3.2km Sea Swim.
| December 17th, 1996.  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
| Cup for winner.  Cost: R15.
  Contact:  Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2) or Peter Hawkins
  (+27) 787-5517 (w) (GMT+2) (+27) 780-1228 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Swim out to a rock and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!


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!

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

Delray Ocean Swim Challenge.
  [December 23rd, 1995.]  Delray Beach, Florida, USA.
  Open to all age 12 and over.
  Contact: Ocean Rescue Office (+1) 407-243-7352 (EST).

South Australian 5km Swim Championships.
| December 28th, 1996.  Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA, SAASA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Blue Lake Swim.
| December 29th, 1996.  Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

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.

Swim in the New Year: 2400yd, 4800yd, or 9600yd.
  [December 31st, 1995.]  Univ. of Maryland Pool, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  Cost: US$6 (+US$12 for optional custom T-shirt if enter by Dec. 15th).
  Contact: Cheryl Wagner, Terrapin Masters (+1) 202-387-2361 (EST), or

  A New Year's Eve fun swim consisting of 96x100yd, 96x50yd, or 96x25yd
  (your choice) followed by a celebration.  The distance can be swum
  in any manner (in intervals, as one continuous swim, as a workout,
  with paddles, etc.).  Lanes assigned according to interval.

Waikiki 5 Mile Swim.
  December, 1996.  Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  The same course as the Waikiki swim, but swum twice.
  Usually about 50 entrants.

1997:

January:

USMS 1 Hour Postal Swim.
  January 1st-31st, 1997.  
  Contact: Pacific Masters Swimming, 580 Sunset Parkway, Novato, California,
  USA 94947.  http://SportToday.org/~swim/

Perth Polar Bear Plunge.
  January 1st, 1997.  Perth, Ontario, Canada.
  Cost: $5.  Fund raiser.
  Contact: Dave Lavery (+1) 613-264-0290 (EST).

Clifton Cold Water 1 Mile Sea Swim.
| January 1st, 1997.  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Cape Open Water Swimming, Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 21-683-5590/3 (w) (GMT+2),
| (+27) 21-61-8811 (h) (GMT+2), Peter Hawkins (+27) 787-5517 (w) (GMT+2)
| (+27) 780-1228 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Out and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!


Alcatraz Swim.
  [January 1st, 1996.]  Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, USA.
  Contact: San Francisco Dolphin Club and South End Rowing Club (+1)
  415-978-0837 (PST).
  Open to club members only.

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.

Berri Swim.
| January 4th, 1997.  Berri, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

|IOWSA Hospice Swim-a-longgg 600m and 1.5km Swims.
| January 5th, 1997.  Kleinfontein Dam Benoni, South Africa.
  Hosted by TLDSA and Hospice Associations.  Cost: R15.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| or Doug Arnold (+27) 11-849-6493 (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Fun swims for a worthy cause.


Cottlesloe 1 Mile Swim.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Cottlesloe, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Cottlesloe SLSC (+61) 9-383-4400 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://SportToday.org/).

Boca Raton Ocean 1 Mile Classic.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Steve Griffith, Boca Raton Marine Safety Headquarters
  (+1) 407-393-7820 or (+1) 407-393-7842 (EST).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266 (EST).

New Year's Resolution 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii,
  USA 96784.

|Nikko Long Beach Mile.
| January 11th, 1997.  Simons Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Cape Open Water Swimming, Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 21-683-5590/3 (w) (GMT+2),
| (+27) 21-61-8811 (h) (GMT+2), Peter Hawkins (+27) 787-5517 (w) (GMT+2)
| (+27) 780-1228 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/

|Pre-World Championships 5km and 25km Swims.
| January 12th, 1997.  Perth, West Australia, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Port Augusta Swim.
| January 12th, 1997.  Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Annual Henley to Grange Swim.
| January 19th, 1997.  Henley, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Sorrento Super 1km and 2km Ocean Swims.
  [January 20th, 1996.]  Sorrento, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 20yrs+.
  Contact: Ruth Andrew (+61) 9-271-9992 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

|False Bay IronMan 10km Swim.
| January 25th, 1997.  Simons Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Cape Open Water Swimming, Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 21-683-5590/3 (w) (GMT+2),
| (+27) 21-61-8811 (h) (GMT+2), Peter Hawkins (+27) 787-5517 (w) (GMT+2)
| (+27) 780-1228 (h) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/


Germiston 1200m Swim.
| January 26th, 1997.  Victoria Lake, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.
  Hosted by Germiston City Council.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Pieter Lotter, Germiston - Parks Dept. (+27) 011-871-7807 (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  Across the lake.  Very popular with a large entry (close to 2000)
  and festive atmosphere.


Olympic Club Mile Swim.
| January 26th, 1997.  San Francisco, California, USA.
  Swim is in a 25yd pool.  No deck entries.
  Contact: Olympic Club (+1) 415-457-0199 (PST) or (+1) 415-721-4011 (PST).

  http://SportToday.org/~swim/

Australia Day 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [January 26th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 14yrs+.
  Contact: Max Wannell (+61) 9-448-4625 (h) (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

Australia Day 1.6km Swim.
  [January 26th, 1996.]  Perth Water, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Paul Lee (+61) 9-444-9147 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://SportToday.org/).

Swim-thru-Perth 4.5km River Swim.
  [January 27th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Michelle Bower (+61) 9-384-1145 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

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:

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.

Tamalpias Aquatic Masters Postal 1650yd Swim.
| February 1-18th, 1997.
  Contact: Tamalpias Aquatic Masters (+1) 415-507-0188 (PST) or
  (+1) 415-485-5909 (PST).

  http://SportToday.org/~swim/

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.

Loxton Swim.
| February 2nd, 1997.  Loxton, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

|Tasmanian Open 16km Swim.
| February 2nd, 1997.  Lake Trevallyn, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

|Bronkorstspruit 1500m Swim.
| February 2nd, 1997.  Bronkorstspruit, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Terry Downes (+27) 12-46-2036 (h) (GMT+2), (+27) 12-354-6744 (w) (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
| Triangular course.

Cottlesloe-Swanbourne 2.2km Swim-Thru.
  [February 3rd, 1996.]  Cottlesloe, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Colin Cook, Nedlands SLSC (+61) 9-384-2467 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

Bronkhorstbaai 1500m Swim.
  [February 4th, 1996.]  Bronkhorstspruit Dam, N. Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Northern Transvaal Masters, Terry Downes (+27) 12-46-2306 (h) (GMT+2),
  (+27) 12-354-6744 (w) (GMT+2).
  Triangular swim.  Over 1000 people expected.


WASA Long Distance 8km and 16km River Championships.
  [February 4th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swam River, West Australia, Australia.
  Open (separate 8km swim for Masters).
  Contact: Kevin Holtom (+61) 9-447-7905 (h) (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

New Zealand Masters 2km Open Water Championships.
  [February 6th, 1995.]  Wanganui, New Zealand.
  Contact: Christine Binnie, 3 Walker Place, Wanganui, New Zealand.
  (+64) 6-343-2765 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Tom Logan, FINA Masters Newsletter,
  P.O. Box 5092, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

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.

Renmark Swim.
| February 9th, 1997.  Remark, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Midmar 1 Mile Swim.
| February 9th, 1997.  Midmar Dam, Natal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Midmar Mile Office, P.O. Box 1790, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 3200.
  (+27) 331-6-6730 (08:30-12:30) Weekdays only (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/
  One mile, water level permitting.  Most popular SA event.  
  Limited to 7500 entries and usually booked up by early December!


Swim-Thru Leighton 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [February 10th, 1996.]  Leighton, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Tony Ince (+61) 9-341-8119 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

Redhouse River Mile.
| February 16th, 1997.  Zwartkops River, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Alet Pretorius (+27) 41-55-8576 (GMT+2).
| http://SportToday.org/


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.

Rottnest Channel 20km Ocean Swim.
| February 22nd, 1997.  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Alicia Duffield (+61) 9-320-3630 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

|Australian 16km Championships.
| February 23rd, 1997.  Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

South African Long Distance 2km, 5km and 25km Championships.
| February ??, 1997.  ??, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| http://SportToday.org/
  11 hour limit on the 25km swim.



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).

Kamloops Y Mid-Winter Mile.
  [February, 1996.]  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Catherine Kitchen (+1) 604-374-3322 (PST).

Breakwater 1 Mile Sea Swim.
  [February, 1996.]  Harbour, 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),

  From a boat at the end of the breakwater to Quay Four.

  World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

March:

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

Port Pirie Swim.
| March 2nd, 1997.  Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Whyalla Swim.
| March 9th, 1997.  Whyalla, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Ravenswood 1.6km River Swimalong.
  [March 10th, 1996.]  Murray River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Michelle Bower (+61) 9-384-1145 (GMT+~10).

  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://SportToday.org/).

|Australian Pan Pacific Trials 5km and 25km Swims.
| March 13th-17th, 1997.  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.


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).

Simons Town to Glencairn 3.2km Sea Swim.
| March 22nd, 1997.  Simons Town Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
| Cost: R10.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

  Cape Open Water Swimming, Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 21-683-5590/3 (w) (GMT+2),

  Swim to next beach.  Warm water.


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).

Swim for Your Heart 1 Mile Swim.
  [March 24th, 1996.]  Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii,
  USA 96784.

|Australian Age Group Championships Open Water Swim.
| March 30th to April 3rd, 1997.  Penrith, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

Mondi Ebenezer Mile Swim.
| March ??, 1997.  Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Christine (+27) 152-307-5195 (GMT+2).
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|Australian Age Group Championships Open Water Swim.
| March 30th to April 3rd, 1997.  Penrith, Australia.
| Sanction: FINA.
| Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940,***son,
| ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.

USMS Postal 2000yd/m Fitness Challenge.
  [April 1st-May 31st, 1994.]
  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.
  [March 1st-April 30th, 1994.]
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: State Office (+61) 9-441-8249 (GMT+~10).

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.

USS 10km Open Water Championships.
  [April 13th, 1996.]  Melbourne, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Dr. Sam Freas.  Dave Thomas (USS Open Water Coordinator)


AUSSI Masters National Meet.
  [April 13-17th, 1995.]  Perth, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: P.O. Box 564, Claremont, West Australia, Australia 6010.
  fax: (+61) 9-441-8254.
  Information provided by: Tom Logan, FINA Masters Newsletter,
  P.O. Box 5092, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

The Fin 2km Swim.
  [April 14th, 1996.]  Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact:  Waikiki Swim Club, P.O. Box 8462, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96830.
  Fins, paddles, wetsuits, pull-buoys, wetsuits, mask/snorkle, goggles,
  and escorts on kayak or surfboards are permitted.  No innertubes, spear
  guns, motorized sculling devices or fish guts allowed.


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

Robben Island Relay.
  [April, 1996.]  Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

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