Long Distance Swim Calendar: Jan-July 1/2

Long Distance Swim Calendar: Jan-July 1/2

Post by Lynn Marsha » Wed, 01 Feb 1995 05:45:44

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1995 Long Distance Swimming Calendar                 January 30th, 1995
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The following is a list of long distance swims for 1995.  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 1995 information, but believe the swim is
annual, I have provided the 1994 (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: (613) 765-4856
|Bell-Northern Research Ltd.           fax: (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:

January:

Clifton Cold Water 1 Mile Sea Swim.
  January 1st, 1995.  Clifton Beach, 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),

  Out and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!

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, 1995.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Bill Black, 7040 Hunters Knoll, N.E., Atlanta, California, USA
  30328.  (+1) 404-698-8020 (PST).
  Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST), and

Ocean 1 Mile Classic.
  [January 9th, 1994.]  Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Scott Hall (+1) 407-393-7820 (EST).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266 (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).

Australia 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).

Germiston 1200m Swim.
  January 29th, 1995.  Victoria Lake, Germiston, Transvaal, 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),

  Across the lake.  Very popular with a large entry and festive atmosphere.

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.

Bronkhorstbaai 1500m Swim.
  February 5th, 1995.  Bronkhorstspruit Dam, Transvaal, 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),

  Triangular swim.  Becoming popular.

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.

Midmar 1 Mile Swim.
  February 12th, 1995.  Midmar Dam, Natal, 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),

  One mile, water level permitting.  Most popular SA event.  
  Limited to 7200 entries and usually booked up by early December!

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.

Simonstown to Glencairn 3.2km Sea Swim.
  February 26th, 1995.  Simonstown Beach, 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),

  Swim to next beach.  Warm water.

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).

Breakwater 1 Mile Sea Swim.
  March 5th, 1995.  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.

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).

South African Long Distance 2km, 5km and 25km Swim Championships.
  March 25th, 1995.  Quaggaskloof Dam, Worcester, 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),

  11 hour time limit on the 25km swim.

April:

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.
  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 13th, 1995.  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

|Pensacola Bay 3.1 Mile Swim.
| May 14th, 1995.  Pensacola Bay, Florida, USA.
| Swim is across the bay.

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.]  Maryland, USA.
  Contact: Joe Stewart (+1) 410-243-4418 (EST).
  12 swimmers (already filled!).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

ETS Swim Series 500m Early Bird Swim.
  [May 21st, 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.  

USMS 3.5 Mile Open Water National Championships.
  May 22nd, 1995.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Stu Marvin, Hall of Fame Aquatic Complex, 501 Seabreeze Blvd.,
  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 33316. (+1) 305-468-1580 (EST),
  fax: (+1) 305-468-1582.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

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:

Humu International 1 Mile Swim.
  June 1st, 1995.  Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Ann Lamberson, Ponte Vedra Travel. (+1) 800-833-7946 (EST).
  Part of the Humu International Swim Meet, June 1-4th.
  Information provided by: Masters Newsletter, Ponte Vedra Travel.

Lake Berryessa 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  June 3rd, 1995.  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.]  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.

ETS Swim Series 500m Canada's Capital Swim.
  [June 4th, 1994.]  Lowertown Pool, 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.
  Pool swim.  

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

City of Liverpool Ivan Percival 1, 2 and 4 Mile Swims.
  [June 5th, 1994.]  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool,
  UK L11 9AE.  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

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), (+1) 410-964-1246 (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.


Shipwreck 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [June 5th, 1994.]  Fort DeRussey Beach, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Joe Lileikis (+1) 808-737-9752 (HST).
  A "guess-your-time" swim with awards to the top ten closest to their
  predicted times.  Goggles, mask/snorkle, wetsuits may be worn.
  No watches, fins, pull-buoys or other aides allowed.

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).

Newton Abbey Festival 1km Swim.
  [June 11th, 1994.]  Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Exmouth Fairway 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 11th, 1995.  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 3 40+, top 3 each age group.
  Contact: Lynn Brooks Productions, 701 Scarlett Drive, Baltimore, Maryland,
  USA 21286.  (+1) 410-825-7442 (EST).
  National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration monitors currents
  to set the start time.  Expected water temperature 65 to 72F.
  1993 race conditions were near perfect: 72F with light currents.
  Wetsuits are encouraged!  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.



Fin Fun 2.4 Mile Swim.
  [June 12th, 1994.]  Ehukai Beach Park, Oahu North Shore, Hawaii, USA.
  Cost: US$10 (US$15 after June 10th).
  Contact: Evenings: (+1) 808-595-3792 (HST).
  Fins, paddles, wetsuits, pull-bouys, wetsuits, mask/snorkle, goggles,
  and escorts on kayak or surfboards are permitted.  No innertubes, spear
  guns, motorized sculling devices or fish guts allowed.

10km Postal Championship.
  [June 15th-September 30th, 1994.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Cathy Copeland, 246 Berger St., Somerset, New Jersey, USA 08873.
  (+1) 908-828-4679 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

USMS 1 Mile Open Water National Championships.
  June 18th, 1995.  ***ia, USA.
  Contact: Betsy Durrant, ***ia Masters, 211 66th Street, ***ia Beach,
  ***ia, USA 23451.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

Lake Sonoma Warm Springs 2 Mile Swim.
  June 17th, 1995.  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).

BLDSA Champion of Champions 1.25, 2.5, 5.5 Miles.
  [June 18th, 1994.]  Yarrow Reservoir, Manchester, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.  
  Contact: Mr. Brian Metcalfe, 7 Newell Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,
  UK HP21 7FE.  (+44) 296-437806 (GMT).

Riviera 36km Marathon Swim.
  [June 18th, 1994.]  Sportorno to Laigueglia, Italy.
  Contact: FINA, Av. Beaumont 9, Rez-de-chausee, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland.
  (+46) 54-21-21-51 (GMT+1), fax: (+46) 54-21-02-91.
  Last race of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

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.


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.]  ***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).

Carrick Fergus 500m and 1000m Swims.
  [June 20th, 1994.]  Carrick Fergus, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

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).

Lake Del Valle 1.5 Mile Open Water Swim.
  June 25th, 1995.  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.


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., Ninewells, 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.

Laurel Lake 2 Mile and 1/2 Mile Swims and 4 x 1/4 Mile Relay.
  [June 25th or 26th, 1994.]  Laurel Lake, Millville, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Bruce Willson, Laurel Lake Swim Center, 1430 West Sherman Av.,
  Vineland, New Jersey, USA 08360.  (+1) 609-696-3924 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

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, Manhattan 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.]  Laura Lake, Millville, New Jersey, USA.
  New race in development.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 205-640-4948 (EST).

July:

10km Postal Championship.
  See June 15th.

Kennedy Park 1 Mile Bay Swim.
  [July 1st, 1994.]  Kennedy Park, Somerspoint, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, Attn. Bay Swim,
  Wendy Berman, 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).

Camlough Lake 500m and 1.7 Mile Swims.
  [July 2nd, 1994.]  Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Neuchatel Palme 1.5km, 3km, 4.5km, and 6.5km Swims.
  [July 2nd, 1994.]  Neuchatel, Switzerland.
  1.5, 3, and 4.5km swims are along the beach.  6.5km swim is across
  the lake.
  Contact: J. C. Schoenenberg, Fluhweg 10, Ins, Switzerland 3232.
  (+41) 32-831334 (GMT+1).

Hallwilerseeschwimmen 1.7km Swim.
  [July 2nd, 1994.]  Meisterschwanden, Switzerland.
  Contact: M. Schweizer, Hofmattstrasse 9, Menziken, Switzerland 5737.
  (+41) 64-7111 (GMT+1).

Traversee Partielle du Lac de Neuchatel 1km or 2km Swim.
  [July 2nd, 1994.]  Portalban, Switzerland.
  Contact: A. Lottaz, Riedli 44, Duedingen, Switzerland 3186.
  (+41) 37-434585 (GMT+1).

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).

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.


Stadtzuercher Seeueberquerung 1.2km Swim.
  [July 6th, 1994.]  Zurich, Switzerland.
  Contact: Sportamt de Stadt Zurich, Postfach, Zurich, Switzerland 8040.
  M. Krismer (+41) 1-3835454 (GMT+1).

Zuercher Seeueberquerung 1300m Swim.
  [July 7th, 1994.]  Lake Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
  Easy swim with warm water.

Russian River 2 Mile Swim.
  July 8th, 1995.  Russian River, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: Santa Rosa Masters, Sabina Spear (+1) 707-527-2041 (w) (PST),
  (+1) 707-546-9620 (h) (PST).
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque

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

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).

***ia Masters 2 Mile East Coast Championships.
  [July 9th, 1994.]  Chris Greene Lake, C***tesville, ***ia, USA.
  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.

ETS Swim Series 500m, 1500m, and 2000m Ottawa River Swims.
  [July 9th, 1994.]  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups (10 year).  Awards for series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
  These are the swim legs of 3 triathlons.  You can do just the swim
  or the whole triathlon.  All competitors are eligible for the swim awards.

Zugerseeschwimmen 1.2km Swim.
  [July 9th, 1994.]  Arth am See (Zugersee), Switzerland.
  Contact: E. Hosang, Bergstrasse 29, Oberarth, Switzerland 6414.
  (+41) 41-823030 (GMT+1).

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

1.25 Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  [July 10th, 1994.]  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 (July 10, 24, August 7, 21).
  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.

Murtenseequerung 3.2km Swim.
  [July 10th, 1994.]  Murten, Switzerland.
  Contact: A. Lottaz, Riedli 44, Duedingen, Switzerland 3186.
  (+41) 37-434585 (GMT+1).

Vansbro 3km Swim.
  [July 10th, 1994.]  Dalaelv (Dal River), Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden.
  About 3000 people take part.  This event is part of the Swedish Classic
  Series (do four of these [1 ski] in a year and get a Swedish Classic
  Diploma) also including the 90km Vassalopp ski, a 60km ski race, the
  300km Vaetttern Rund cycle, and a 30km run.  
  Water temperature usually 15C.  Wetsuits allowed.

RAF Inter Services Bala Lake 3 Mile.
  [July 11th, 1994.]  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Civilians may compete.  
  Contact: Flt.Lt. Keith Willox, OC Catering Flight, RAF Coltshall, Norwich,
  Norfolk, UK NR10 5AJ.
  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 Internationale du Lac Leman 12.3km Swim.
  [July 14th, 1994.]  Lausanne to Evian, Switzerland.
  Contact: Bruno Ruch, Burggartenstrasse 38, Bottwingen, Switzerland CH-4103.
  National Team Members only!
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,

Capitola Rough Water 600yd Sprint.
  July 15th, 1995.  Capitola, California (N. California), USA.  
  Sanction: USMS.
  Contact: Mickey Wender, Santa Cruz Masters (+1) 408-459-3372 (w) (PST),
  (+1) 408-476-8816 (h) (PST).
  Swim is around a pier.
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque

|Swim Around Key West 12.5 Mile Swim.
| Full Moon, July, 1995.  Key West, Florida, USA.
| Entry fee less than US$20.
| Each swimmer must have a support kayak or canoe.
| Water temperature is in the 80s (F).
| Held at the full moon to get the best tides.
| As well as solo swimmers, there are categories for solo swimmers with
| fins, and 3 and 6 person teams.
| Information provided by: John Ceraolo

USMS 2.7 Mile Open Water National Championships.
  July 16th, 1995.  Long Beach, California, USA.
  Contact: Lucy Johnson, Long Beach Swim Club, 769 Stanley Ave., Long Beach,
  California, USA 90804.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

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 8.2 Mile Open Water Swim.  (Will not be held in 1995.)
  [July 16th, 1994.]  Seal Beach, California, USA.
  Also 3, 10, and sometimes 16 mile swims.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Joe Klien, P.O. Box 853, Seal Beach, CA, USA 90740.
  (+1) 310-430-9801 (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), and Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie

West Bay 1km Swim.
  [July 16th, 1994.]  Portrush, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Master of the Mississippi 1.7km Swim.
  [July 16th, 1994.]  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).

Schwanau Schwimmen 1.7km Swim.
  [July 16th, 1994.]  Seewen, Switzerland.
  Contact: U. Luder, Bahnhofstrasse 24, Steinen, Switzerland 6422.
  (+41) 43-411957 (GMT+1).

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: Denis Bernier (+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.

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.

Zolliker Seeueberquerung 1.8km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1994.]  Zollikon, Switzerland.
  Contact: B. Waldvogel, Rebwiesenstrasse 51, Zollikon, Switzerland 8702.
  (+41) 1-3919773 (GMT+1).

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.

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.)

USMS 2 Mile Cable Open Water National Championships.
  July 22nd, 1995.  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
  Contact: Jan Huneke, O*H*I*O Masters, 8068 Ashbury Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio,
  USA 45255.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

Trans-Tahoe Rough Water 11.3 Mile Relay.
  July 22nd, 1995.  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).


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 Championships 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.]  Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Sea Isle City Beach Patrol, 44th St., Sea Isle City, New Jersey,
  USA 08245.  (+1) 609-263-3655 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Lough Erne 3 and 6 Mile Swims.
  [July 23rd, 1994.]  Share Centre, Lough Erne, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Around Key West 12 Mile Swim.
  [July 23rd, 1994.]  Key West, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Judy Bonning, 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., C***Springs, Florida,
  USA 33065.  (+1) 305-345-5370 (EST).
  Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Ocean City 1.5km Ocean Swim.
  [July 23rd, 1994.]  Ocean City, Maryland, 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 is the day before the triathlon.  Water temperature: 68-74F.

Lake Memphremagog 42km Crossing.
  [July 24th, 1994.]  Lake Memphremagog, Magog, Quebec, Canada.  
  (Very near Vermont, USA border.)
  Contact: Denis Bermier (+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: Marco Blanchette (+1) 819-732-2781 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+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.

Lake Erie 1.5 or 2 Mile Swim.
  [July 24th, 1994.]  Lake Erie, Ohio, USA.
  Contact: Maureen Koss, 19680 Puritas #251, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44135.
  (+1) 216-362-6301 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Atlantic City 1 Mile Sea Slalom.
  [July 24th, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Sid Cassidy, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-3947 (EST).
  In and out of the surf.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Lac William 1km, 2km and 5km Swims.
  [July 24th, 1994.]  Lac William, St-Ferdinand d'Halifax, Quebec, Canada.  
  Contact: Louis-Paul Breton (+1) 418-338-7563 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Rheinschwimmen 11km River Swim.
  [July 24th, 1994 (or August 8th or 14th, depending on temperature).]  
  Stein am Rhein to Diessenhofen, Switzerland.
  Contact: J. Bremer, Zuercherstrasse 16, Frauenfeld, Switzerland 8500.
  (+41) 54-7201206 (GMT+1).
  Current assisted: should take 1-1.5 hours.

Murtenseeueberquerung 3km Swim
  [July 24th (or 31st), 1994.]  Meyriez to Motier, Switzerland.
  Contact: Societe de Suavetage, Motier, Switzerland 1781.

Vancouver Sea Festival 2.5km Swim.
  [July 24th, 1993.]  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 Roughwater Crossing.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Gunpowder Open Water 1.5 Mile and 3.5 Mile Swims.
  [Late July].  North of Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  Cost: US$30 (includes T-shirt).  Age groups.  Plaques: 3 overall,
  and 1 in each age group.  Random prize drawing (Barracuda stuff).
  Contact: Lyn Brooks, L. Brooks Productions, 701 Scarlett Drive, Towson,
  Maryland, USA 21204.  (+1) 410-825-7535 (EST).
  Swims are in a reservoir.  Charitable fund-raising event.
  1992 water temperature 78F.


Roberval 1km and 2km Swims.
  [July 30th, 1994.]  Roberval, Quebec, Canada.  
  Age groups including Masters.
  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.

SASA Loch Lubnaig Junior 4 Miles.
  [July 30th, 1994.]  Loch Lubnaig, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).
  Also listed as being on August 20th!

1.4 Mile Ocean City Ocean Swim.
  [July 30th, 1994.]  Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Before June 15th: Joe Schmitt, 224 Sagamore Rd., Havertown,
  Pennsylvania, USA.  After June 15th: c/o Ocean City Beach Patrol,
  First St. and Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey, USA 08226.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Skaha Lake 11.8km (7.38 Mile) Ultra Swim.
  [July 30th, 1994.]  Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
  (British Columbia Long Distance Swimming Championships.)
  Contact: Karl Donoghue, S37, C1, RR1 Okanagan Falls, British Colombia,
  Canada V0H 1R0.  (+1) 604-497-5074, (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 and Beth Whittall
  (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Traversee du Leman 5.3km Swim.
  [July 30th, 1994.]  Nyon to Yvoire, France.
  Contact: Comite d'Organisation de la Traversee du Leman, Nyon(?),
  France F-74140.  (+43) 23-50728014 (GMT+1).

Annual Mactaquac Open Water 1500m Swim.
  [July 31st, 1994.]  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.
  Age groups: 20-29, 30-39, ..., 60+.  Souvenirs, awards.
  Contact: Martha Saunders, 700 Kings College Rd., Fredericton, New
  Brunswick, Canada E3B 2G9.  (+1) 506-457-2130 (h) (AST), or

  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.

Lac St. Jean 40km Crossing.
  [July 31st, 1994.]  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.

ETS Swim Series Muskoka 500m and 1500m Lake Swims.
  [July 31st, 1994.]  Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups (10 year).  Awards for series winners.
  Contact: TBM Sports (+1) 613-737-3448 (EST).
  These are actually the first leg of 2 triathlons.  You can do just the swim
  or the whole triathlon.  All competitors are eligible for the swim awards.

Havre Open Water Swim.
  [July 31st, 1994.]  Havre Aubert, Quebec, Canada.  
  Contact: Mme. Fernande Petitpas (+1) 418-986-3680 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Helsingor to Helsingborg Swim.
  [July, 1995.]  Helsingor, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden.
  Contact: Helsingborg Swim Club, Sweden.
  Cancelled for 1994.  May be held in 1995.

Candlewood Lake 5 and 10.5 Mile Swims.
  [July 31st, 1992.]  Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: Natalie DeSantos (+1) 203-792-8200 (EST).

Canandaigua 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  [July 31st, 1993.]  Canandaigua, New York, USA.
  Contact: Vern Hecker, 3452 Gehan Rd., Canandaigua, New York, USA
  14424.  (+1) 716-394-4075 (EST).
  Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Sluis Holland 3km, 8km, 16km.
  [July 1992.]  The Netherlands.

Mumbles to Aberavon 7.5 Mile Swim.
  [TBA, 1994.]  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  4 hour time limit.
  Contact: John Baker, 5 Goya Place, Sandfield Estate, Aberavon, Port
  Talbot, W. Glamorgan, UK SA12 6RB.  (+44) 639-884141 ext 34 (GMT).

Noordzeeschaal Zeebrugge Beach to Blankenberge Harbour 6km Sea Swim.
  [July or August (August 1992, July 1993 and 1994).]  Blankenberge, Belgium.
  T-Shirts for all.  Medals for first three in each age and stroke category.
  Contact: Patrick Dobbelaere, Blankenbergse Zwemvereniging, A. Van
  Ackersquare 1, B-8370 Blankenberge, Belgium.  (+32) 50-41-56-34 (GMT+1).
  Temperature 16-18C.  No wetsuits allowed.
  The first 4.5km are current assisted.  After entering the harbour, the
  last 1.5km is against the current.  When the weather is bad, an alternate
  course between the harbour and the end of the pier is used.