Long Distance Swim Calendar: Oct-Dec'95 (1/5)

Long Distance Swim Calendar: Oct-Dec'95 (1/5)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00

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1995/6 Long Distance Swimming Calendar                  October 4th, 1995
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| The following is a list of long distance swims for the rest of 1995 and
| 1996.  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.

The list is also available via the WWW, maintained by Osmar Zaiane

GradStudents/zaiane/personal/longswim/swimlist.html.

| Note that where I do not have 1995/6 information, but believe the swim is
| annual, I have provided the 1994/5 (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 contributed information to the list.

 Lynn Marshall                          ph: (+1) 613-765-4856 (EST)
 Bell-Northern Research Ltd.           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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1995:

October:

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

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

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

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

|Half Moon Bay 1 Mile Swim.
| October 15th, 1995.  San Francisco, California, USA.
| Contact: Dave Horning, Executive Director of Enviro-Sports.
| (+1) 415-868-1829 (PST), fax: (+1) 415-868-2611.

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

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

|Potch Mile Swim.
| October 28th, 1995.  Potch Dam, Western Transvaal, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Potchefstroom Swimming Club, Natalie van Der Merwe
| (+27) 148-292-1643 (h) (GMT+2), (+27) 148-292-1615 (w) (GMT+2).
| First annual!

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

November:

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

|Swim Miami One Mile.
| November 5th, 1995.  Key Biscayne, Florida, USA.
| Cost: US$15 (includes T-shirt), US$20 after Oct. 13th.
| Contact: Swim Miami, P.O. Box 558090, Miami, Florida, USA 33233.
| (+1) 305-265-0060 (EST), fax: (+1) 305-265-0906.
| Sponsored by Florida Sports and Speedo.
| Also a canine/people 200m duathlon.
| Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266, and Pam

Kleinfontein 600m and 1500m Swims.
| November 5th, 1995.  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).
  Fun swims.  Triangular course.  Pre-registration not required.


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

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

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

Post Pigout 1.3 Mile Plunge.
  November 24th, 1995.  (Day after US Thanksgiving.)  Kailua Bay, Hawaii, USA.
  Open to all ages.
  Organized by a young man known as the Peaman.

Middelburg 1 Mile Swim.
| November 26th, 1995.  Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Susan Louw (+27) 132-2-7418 (GMT+2), Steve Claude (+27) 132-2-8562 (GMT+2).
| Triangular course.  Very clean water.  Pre-registration not required.


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

|Wild Coast Classic Swim.
| November, 1995.  Port Edward, Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Guy Gardiner (+27) 31-75-2663 (h) (GMT+2), (+27) 31-22-1078 (w) (GMT+2).

|East Rand 5km Night Swim.
| November/December, 1995.  East Rand, South Africa.
| Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.

| Tentative.

December:

|Transvaal Masters 600m and 2km Swims.
| December 3rd, 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).
  Triangular course.  


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

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

|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).
  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.


|Barker Rock 3.2km Sea Swim.
| December 17th, 1995.  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
| Cup for winner.
| 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 Bales (+27) 21-61-9359 (h) (GMT+2),

  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).

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.