Long Distance Swim Calendar: Sept-Dec'95 (4/4)

Long Distance Swim Calendar: Sept-Dec'95 (4/4)

Post by Lynn Marsha » Wed, 31 May 1995 04:00:00

September:

10km Postal Championship.
  See May 15th.

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).

BLDSA Windermere 16km (10.5 Miles) Senior.
  September 2nd, 1995.  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: John H. Bedford, 27 Pearwood Cr., Balby, Doncaster, South
  Yorkshire, UK DN4 9BZ.  (+44) 1302-855210.

ETS Swim Series 500m Ottawa River Swim.
  September 2nd, 1995.  Near Ottawa, 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).
  This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  Only swimmers are eligible
  for the swim awards.  Part of the ETS Swim Series (must do 3 events).

1.5 Mile Miss America Ocean Swim.
  September 3rd, 1995.  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Bill Brooks, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Av.,
  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 08401.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

BLDSA Junior Coniston 5.25 Miles.
  September 3rd, 1995.  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mrs. A. Morgan, 23 Westway, Eastfield, Scarborough, UK.
  (+44) 1723-581050.

ETS Swim Series 2km Ottawa River Swim.
  September 3rd, 1995.  Near Ottawa, 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).
  This is actually the first leg of a triathlon.  Only swimmers are eligible
  for the swim awards.  Compulsory event in the ETS Swim Series (you must
  do 3 events).

Annual Siberian Divnogorsk to Krasnoyarsk 34km Swim.
  September 5th, 1995.  Yenisei River, Divnogorsk, Siberia, Russia.
  Awards to top three finishers, regardless of sex.
  Contact: Prof. Vladimir Pavlov, Division of Machine Design (TiKMS),
  Technical University, 3 Kirensky St. #33, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia,
  Russia 660074.  (+7) 3912-431733 (GMT+~3).  fax: (+7) 3912-430692.

  Current assisted (approximate swimming time is 4 hours).  Entries can
  be individual (only 2 people have ever done this since the race started
  in 1990), or relay team.
  Water temperature 13C (+/- 1C), air temperature 10C (+/- 5C).  Moderate
  waves and sporadic winds are possible.  Water is clean (recommended by
  Pepsi-Cola Co. for making their beverage!).  Sponsors welcome.  
  In 1994 the water was just 8C.  There was one individual finisher:
  Mrs. Bulygina, 45, in 4:25 (submitted to the Guinness Book of Records
  as a cold endurance record.)

Labor Day Golden Gate to Bay Bridge Swim.
  [September 5th, 1994.]  San Francisco, California, USA.
  Cost: US$35.  Trophy to all finishers.
  Contact: AMANA, P.O. Box 391041, Mountain View, California, USA 94039.
  Victoria (+1) 510-795-1243 (PST).
  Indi support paddlers.  Also swim and run event.

Maui Channel Relay 10 Mile Swim.
  [September 5th, 1992.]  Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Ian Emberson, 1141 Aukele St., Kailua, Hawaii, USA 96734.
  You need a boat, but it's a great week for you and your swimming buddies.
  (I haven't had the $$ yet :-( .)


Columbia River Cross Channel 1.1 Mile Swim.
  [September 6th, 1993.]  Columbia River, Hood River, Oregon, USA.
  Cost: approx. US$30 (includes T-shirt).  No Awards, not sanctioned.
  Contact: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Port Marina Park,
  Hood River, Oregon, USA 97031. (+1) 503-386-2000 (PST).
  Expected water temperature: 69F.
  This is a very safe, non-competitive swim across the Columbia
  river.  Swimmers take a sternwheeler across the river and swim back in
  untimed waves.  The swim course is clearly marked by a set of anchored
  sailboats, and kayaks are around for safety.  A good first open water swim.

John Daly Sr. 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [September 6th, 1992.]  Long Beach, New York, USA.
  Cost: US$15 (US$20 on the day).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Awards to top 3 in each category.
  Contact: USLA Long Beach Chapter, c/o Long Beach Lifeguards, 1 West Chester
  St., Long Beach, New York, USA 11561.  (+1) 516-431-1810 9am-6pm (EST).

Waikiki Rough Water 2.4 Mile Swim.
  [September 5th(?), 1994.]  Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Harry Huffaker, 3025 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96815.
  Big Field, beautiful swim.



BLDSA Southern Championships Mercers Park 1, 2 and 3 Mile.
  September 10th, 1995.  Mercers Park, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior, Novice.
  Contact: Carol Butler, 21 Brinns Lane, Frogmore, Camberley, Surrey, UK.
  GU17 0BT.  (+44) 1252-875274 (GMT).
  I swam the 1 and 3 mile races in 1986.  It was calm and about 70F.  
  The course is a triangular 1/2 mile circuit.


Catfish Crawl 1 Mile Swim.
  [September 10th, 1994.]  Lake Lavon, near Wylie, NE of Dallas, Texas, USA.
  Contact: Tom Gargulak, Richardson Masters (+1) 214-684-5863 (CST).

St. Mary's Quarry 5km MSO Championships.
  September 10th, 1995.  (Sunday after Labour Day.)
  St. Mary's, near Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Prizes (medals for top 3 in each Masters age
  group, trophies for top male and female and oldest male and female finishers)
  and food.  Cost: approx. C$20.
  Contact: Bryan Finlay, Director of Orthopaedic Research, University
  Hospital, P.O. Box 5339, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5.  61 Hampton Cr.,
  London, Ontario, Canada N6H 2P1.  (+1) 519-472-1346 (h) (EST),

  Records are kept for fly, back and *** as well as free!
  (Two people swam fly in 1992!!)  About 50 competitors in 1992.
  Water is very calm.  Course is 11 triangles, partly marked by a rope.
  Water temperature is usually 70-75F, it was a little cooler in 1993.

Whiskeytown Lake 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  September 10th, 1995.  Redding, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Redding Masters, John Clark (+1) 916-225-7450 (w) (PST),
  (+1) 916-246-4971 (h) (PST).
  Another very nice swim around several islands.


La Jolla 1 and 3 Mile Rough Water Swims.
  September 10th, 1995.  (Second Sunday in September.)
  La Jolla Cove, San Diego, California, USA.
  Sanction: usually USMS and USS.  Age groups (5 years).
  Contact: San Diego-Imperial County Masters' Swimming.
  Course is triangular.  Air temperature approx. 75F.  Water temperature
  62-65F.  1993 was the first 3 mile "Gatorman" event, but I think they plan
  to continue.  La Jolla is one of the most beautiful places in the world to
  swim.

Narraganssett Bay 0.75km Swim.
  [September 11th, 1994.]  Newport, Rhode Island, 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 started after the last triathlon wave.

BLDSA Lynn Regis 3 Mile Swim.
  September 16th, 1995.  Kings Lynn, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Avril Dormon, Kabul House, 2 Ferry Rd., West Lynn, Kings Lynn,
  Norfolk, UK PE34 3NB.  (+44) 1553-764072 (GMT).

Black Butte Open Water Swim.
  [September 17th, 1994.]  California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque

2.5 Mile Bay Ocean City to Somerspoint Swim.
  September 24th, 1995.  Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Polly Caffery, 921 Park Place, Apt. 30 (or 301?), Ocean City,
  New Jersey, USA 08226.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Sandsend to Whitby 3 Miles.
  September 24th, 1995. Whitby, England.
  Alternate date -- see June 11th.

October:

6000yd Postal Championship.
  See September.

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).

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.

Swim Miami 1 Mile.
  [October (was December)].  Key Biscayne, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Miami Rowing Club, South Florida Sports Directory (+1)
  305-265-0060 (EST).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266.

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.
  See September.

Kleinfontein 600m and 1500m Swims.
  [November 6th, 1994].  Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni, 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),

  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).

Middleburg 1 Mile Swim.
  [November 20th, 1994].  Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, 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),

  1600m in two straight legs down one side of the barrier and back the other.
  Very clean water.  Pre-registration not required.

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).

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!

December:

TVL Masters 1 Mile Longswim.
  [December 4th, 1994].  Vaal Dam, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Organized by Transvaal Masters Swimming Association.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2),

  New event.  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).

Homestead 10km Swim.
  [December 16th, 1994].  Homestead Dam, Benoni, 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),

  Five circuits of 2km each.  Accompanying person recommended.
  Swum according to International LDS rules.

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!

Bakker Rock 3.2km Sea Swim.
  [December 18th, 1994].  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),

  Swim out to a rock and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!

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.

1996:

June:

World Masters Swimming Championships 5km Swim.
  June 29th, 1996.  Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre,
  Nottingham, England.
  Contact: VI World Masters Swimming Championships, Leader House, Surrey
  St., Sheffield, England S1 2LH.
  fax: (+44) 144-273-6731.
  In conjunction with Swimming, Diving, Waterpolo, and Synchro all
  held in Sheffield.  Nottingham is about 45min from Sheffield.
  Swimming (indoor) competition is June 22nd to 28th.
  Information provided by:

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Key:
ASA = (British) Amateur Swimming Association
BLDSA = British Long Distance Swimming Association
LDSC = Long Distance Swimming Club
MSC = Masters Swimming Canada
MSO = Masters Swimming Ontario (Canada)
RAF = Royal Air Force
SAA = Swim Across America
SASA = Scottish Amateur Swimming Association
SASE = Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SC = Swimming Club
USMS = United States Masters Swimming
YAABA = Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association
TBA = to be announced

Time Zones:
HST = Hawaiian Standard Time (GMT-10)
PST = Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
MST = Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7)
CST = Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
AST = Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

(h) = home (evening) phone number
(w) = work (daytime) phone number

BLDSA Notes:  Most events have freestyle and ***-stroke divisions.
Closing dates for most championships is 3 weeks to 1 month
before event.  A self-addressed envelope should be enclosed with all
requests for application forms.  ***-stroke swimmers must wear white
caps.  Freestyle swimmers must not wear white caps.  Membership number must
be given on all forms.  It is the swimmer's responsibility to provide
suitably qualified boat crew to accompany them as required.
We suggest that all swimmers contact their doctor for a course of
Hepatitis A injections.
For any other BLDSA information contact: BLDSA Hon. General Secretary,
Paul Tew, Brig-a-doon, High Brigham, Brigham,***ermouth, Cumbria,
UK CA13 0SZ.  (+44) 900-827226 (h) (GMT), (+44) 900-68311 (w) (GMT).