Long Distance Swim Calendar 4/5

Long Distance Swim Calendar 4/5

Post by Lynn Marsha » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 04:40:33

August:

10km Postal Championship.
| See June 15th.

|USMS 11.8 Mile Open Water National Championships.
| August, 1995.  San Diego, California, USA.
| Contact: Dave Lamott, Coronado Masters, 2425 Palermo Dr., San Diego,
| California, USA 92106.
| Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

Traversata Dirinella-Brissago 3.8km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Brissaga, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland.
  Contact: Ente Turistica Brissago e Ronca S/A.  (+41) 93-651170 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Merlischachen-Greppen 1.8km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Merlischachen LU, Switzerland.
  Contact: P. Knoepfel, Siegwartstrasse 3, Kuesnacht, Switzerland 6403.
  (+41) 41-814138 (GMT+1).

Madawaska Meander 2km Swim.
  [August 1st, 1994.]  Burnstown (near Ottawa), Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups.  Cost: C$12.  Prizes and food.
  The course is a loop up to the bridge and back.  Water is calm and about 70F.
  Contact: Les Sury (+1) 613-623-3080 (w) (EST), (+1) 613-832-1115 (h) (EST).

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

|Santa Cruz Roughwater 1 Mile Pier Swim.
| August 5th, 1995.  Santa Cruz, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Santa Cruz Aquatic Masters, Rick Gould (+1) 408-429-3197 (PST).
  About 55F.  A swim around the pier. The seals bark at you as you 'round the
  end of the pier (they're very close).  The 5 mile swim is the following day.



|Santa Cruz Pier to Pier 5 Mile Swim.
| August 6th, 1995.  Santa Cruz to Capitola, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: approx. US$25 (+US$10 for T-shirt).
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Santa Cruz Aquatic Masters, Joel Wilson (+1) 408-425-5762 (PST).
  About 55F.  Cancelled in 1991 due to Great White Sharks!
  You need to supply your own paddler.
  The 1 mile swim is the previous day.




Georgian Bay 1km and 3km Swims.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Georgian Bay, Meaford, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.
  Cost: C$15.  Prizes.
  Contact: Beth Whittall, RR#1, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N0H 1Y0.
  (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).
  Can be wavy.  Water about 70F.  500m (or 1km?) circuit marked by a rope.
  Swimmers can only enter one event.

Royton Bluefins Gem of the Pennines 4, 2.66, 1.33 Miles.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Graham Marshall, 5 Tottington Ave., Austerhands, Oldham, UK
  OL4 4RY.  (+44) 61-652-2339 (GMT).

Irish Senior International 17km Carrybridge to Enniskillen Championships.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Carrybridge, Lough Erne, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Atlantic City 1 or 3 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [August 6th or 7th, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: International Swim Festival, 38 Gulphmill Rd., Somerspoint,
  New Jersey, USA 08244.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Internationale Sri Chinmoy Marathon-Schwimmen 26.4 or 30km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Rapperswil to Zurich, Switzerland.
  Cost: approx. sFr120 (Individual or Relay).  Sanction: Swiss Swimming
  Association.  Age groups (must be over 14yrs old).
  Trophies for top 3 in each age group and top 3 teams.
  Contact: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, Postfach 1377, Zurich, Switzerland 8040.
  Mrs. Morger (+41) 55-951150 (GMT+1), Marathon Team (+41) 1-731-12-82
  (GMT+1), fax: (+41) 1-731-12-75.
  12 hour time limit.  Record is 6:15.  Finish is in Zurich.
  Water temperature is 19-23C.  Gaining weight is recommended.
  Relays contain 3 swimmers and they alternate swimming for one hour each.  


St. Petersinsel-Ligerz-Schwimmen 1.1km or 2.1km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Ligerz or St. Petersinsel, Switzerland.
  Contact: Erwin Zaugg, Moos 34, Twann, Switzerland 2513.
  (+41) 32-951667 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Untermatt to Lido Weggis 3km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Untermatt, Switzerland.
  Contact: Schwimmclub Weggis, Urs Weingartner, Rankhoefli, Weggis,
  Switzerland 6553.  (+41) 41-931514 (GMT+1).

Zwei Bruecken-Schwimmen 3.5km Swim.
  [August 6th, 1994.]  Mumpf, Switzerland to Bad Saeckingen, Germany.
  Contact: R. Schmid, Eichenweg 1, Eiken, Switzerland 5268.

Seeschwimmen Mammern 1.4km Swim.
  [August 6-7th, 1994.]  Lake Constance: Mammern, Switzerland to
  Kattenhorn, Germany.
  Contact: H. Beer, Allmendstrasse 47, Buelach, Switzerland 8180.
  (+41) 1-8603510 (GMT+1).
  Five different start times (2 Saturday, 3 Sunday).

Golden Star 500km Relay of the River Volga.
  [August 6-13th, 1994.]  Volgograd to Astahan, Russia.
  Contact: Vladimir Demenjev, St. Zegelja 15, App. 50, 398-050 Liptesk, Russia.
  fax: (+7) 742-771-400 (GMT+~3).
  Information provided by: FINA Masters News.

ETS Swim Series 750m Kawartha Lakes Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Lakefield, 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.

Lac Tremblant Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Luc Dubois (+1) 819-425-8711 (EST).
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation de Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

22 Mile International Marathon Ocean/Bay Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: International Swim Festival, 38 Gulphmill Rd., Somerspoint,
  New Jersey, USA 08244.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Traversee du Lac de Neuchatel 6.5km Swim.
  [August 7th, 1994.]  Neuchatal, Switzerland.
  Contact: Office du Tourisme de Neuchatal, Switzerland.  
  (+41) 38-2354242 (GMT+1).

Sempachersee Ueberquerung 2.1km Swim.
  [August 7th (or 14th), 1994.]  Sempach, Switzerland.
  Contact: H. Bachmann, Chruezlistrasse 2, Sursee, Switzerland 6210.
  (+41) 45-214061 (GMT+1).

Copper Island Circle 4.9km Swim.
  [August 7th, 1993.]  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Jim Stephens (+1) 604-828-0760, (PST) or
  Shane Collins, 4769 Woodgreen Dr., W. Vancouver, British Columbia
  Canada V7S 2Z9.  (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

|Donner Lake 2.7 Mile Open Water Swim.
| August 12th, 1995.  Truckee, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS. Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SNM (Sierra Nevada Masters), Sally Ann Dillon
  (+1) 916-583-7439 (w) (PST), (+1) 916-546-1234 (msgs) (PST).
  This is an excellent swim. At altitude (~6000' I believe), and cold
  (approximately 60-65F) but the lake is surrounded by mountains, and the
  swim is right down the lake from one end to the other -- no buoys, no turns,
  no limits on what course to take (it's a long, narrow lake).
  Field is usually ~600.


Red Bay 1km Swim.
  [August 12th, 1994.]  Cushendun, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland.

Warrington Dolphins Albert Dock 2 and 4 Miles.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Chris Carter, 30 Carpenter Grove, Longbarn, Warrington,
  Cheshire, UK.

Zuercher Limmatschwimmen 1.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Zurich, Switzerland.
  Contact: Schwimmverein Zuerileu, Postfach 402, 8021 Zurich, Switzerland.

Luetzelauschwimmen 1.5km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Rapperswil, Switzerland.
  Contact: W. Bolliger, Wuerzengaessli 3, 8735 St. Gallenkappel, Switzerland.
  (+41) 55-88-2877 (GMT+1).

Eglisauer Rheinschwimmen 3.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Eglisau, ZH, Switzerland.
  Contact: A. Meier, Hueslihof 11, 8196 Wil/ZH, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-8692054 (GMT+1).

Seeueberquerung Thalwil - Kuesnacht 1.8km Swim.
  [August 13th, 1994.]  Kuesnacht, Switzerland.
  Contact: P. Bleuler, Johannisburgstrasse 2, 8700 Kuesnacht, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-9109280 (GMT+1).

|MSI Hawaiian Festival Open Water Swim.
| August 14th?, 1995.  Hawaii, USA.
| Contact: Ann Lamberson, Ponte Vedra Travel. (+1) 800-833-7946 (EST).
| Part of the MSI Hawaiian Festival (not FINA sanctioned), August 6-14th.
| Information provided by: Masters Newsletter, Ponte Vedra Travel.

1000 Islands Masters Half-Mile and Mile Swims.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Cost: approx. C$20.  
  Prizes, draw prizes and lots of food.  
  Contact: Marilee Taylor, 463 Curzon Ave., Elizabethtown, Ontario,
  Canada K6V 7C1.  (+1) 613-345-0705 (h) (EST).
  Swim is done on a 1/2 mile triangular course in the St. Lawrence.
  Water temperature around 68-72F.

  Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548.

BLDSA Veterans 4 Miles.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. B. Ferrand, Directorate of Naval Recruiting, Room 043,
  Victory Building, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hants., UK PO1 3LS (FAO DNR-R1
  Swimming).  (+44) 705-27747 (w) (GMT), (+44) 752-816521 (weekends) (GMT).

SASA 5km Championships.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

Atlantic City 10km Ocean Swim.
  [August 14th, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  USS and Open.
  Contact: Barney Hungerford, 4 Knox Ct., Chesterbrook, Wayne, Pennsylvania,
  USA 19087.  (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

|Bermuda Trunk Island 1 Mile Swim.
| [August 14th, 1994.]  Trunk Island, Bermuda.
| Contact: Chris Smith (+1) 416-444-1885 (EST).

Roughwater 10km Crossing.
  [August 15th, 1993.]  English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Vancouver Open Water Swim Association (+1) 604-325-5381, (PST) or
  Shane Collins, 4769 Woodgreen Dr., W. Vancouver, British Columbia
  Canada V7S 2Z9.  (+1) 604-689-0027 (w) (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.  Part of Vancouver Open Water Challenge Series,
  along with Sasamat Lake and Vancouver Sea Festival.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Seetraversierung Maennedorf - Waedenswil 2.7km Swim.
  [August 16th, 1994.]  Riedliau Beach, Waedenswil, Switzerland.
  Contact: B. Henger, Seestrasse 157, 8820 Waedenswil, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-7807221 (GMT+1).

Basler Rheinschwimmen 2.5km Swim.
  [August 16th, 1994.]  Basel, Switzerland.
  Contact: M. Oser, Bruggstrasse 6, 4153 Reinach, Switzerland.
  (+41) 61-7117669 (GMT+1).

SASA Loch Lubnaig Junior 4 Miles.
  [August 20th, 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 July 30th!

Seaside Park 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Toms River YMCA, P.O. Box 130, Toms River, New Jersey, USA 08754.
  (+1) 908-341-9622 (EST).
  Includes a barbeque.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

YATES 1 Mile Inlet Swim.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Mike Toy, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Av.,
  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 08401.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Zuerichseeueberquerung 1.7km Swim.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Zurich, Switzerland.
  Contact: M. Brueschweiler, Entlisbergstrasse 21, 8038 Zurich, Switzerland.
  (+41) 1-4828981 (GMT+1).

Tout Vevey Nage 500m, 1.2km, and 8.4km Swims.
  [August 20th, 1994.]  Vevey, Switzerland.
  Contact: City of Vevey, Animation Sportive, Gr. Place 5, 1800 Vevey,
  Switzerland.  (+41) 21-9255358 (GMT+1).
  8.4km swim goes across the lake to France.

ETS Swim Series 750m 1000 Islands Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Gananoque, 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.
  Swim is in the St. Lawrence River.

Manatee Lake Del Valle 2 x 1 Mile Relay.
| August 20th, 1995.  Near Livermore, California (same lake as
  the 1.5 mile swim in late June) (N. California), USA.  
  Sanction: USMS.  Lots of categories.
  Contact: MAM (Manatee Aquatic Masters), Steve Toschi
  (+1) 510-525-2388 (w) (PST), (+1) 510-484-9776 (h) (PST).
  Each Person swims a circular mile, tags their partner and they do a mile.
  ~200 teams (M/M or M/F with lots of categories).  A very fun swim!


BLDSA Waterloo Lake Junior 2 Miles.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Waterloo Lake, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Jeff Ingham, 4 Albert Rd., Sowerby Bridge, West Yorks., UK HX6 2PA.
  (+44) 422-831118 (GMT).

Dover-Folkestone Challenge Senior 6 Miles.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Dover, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Terry Kingsbury, 111 St. Davids Av., Dover, Kent, UK CT17 9HN.
  (+44) 304-204467 (GMT).

YAABA Loch Earn 6.5 Miles.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Loch Earn, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.  
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

One Mile Atlantic City Ocean Race.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Sid Cassidy, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City,
  New Jersey, USA 08401.  (+1) 609-347-3947 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Bud Light 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Zuma Surfrider, Malibu, California, USA.
  Contact: Scott Hubbell Prods. Inc., 24955 PCH, Suite B203, Malibu,
  California, USA 90265.
  Fifth in a series of five swims (June 26, July 4, 10, 17, Aug 21).  
  Also a run-swim-run event.

Bodensee Triathlon 5000m Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Konstanz, Germany.
  You can do just the swim.  Wetsuit required.

Lums Pond 0.75km Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Lums Pond Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
  Cost: US$12 includes T-shirt and race bag.  
  Awards first overall and Masters male and female.
  Contact: Sydnee Event Productions, Inc., 900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore,
  Maryland, USA 21202.  (+1) 410-539-2868 (EST).
  Part of the Great American Sports Festival Triathlon Series.  
  Swim (in 200 acre pond) is started after the last triathlon wave.

Traversata del Golfo di Lugano 2.8km Swim.
  [August 21st, 1994.]  Lugano, Switzerland.
  Contact: Ente Turistico Lugano e Dintorni, Riva Albertolli 5, 6900 Lugano,
  Switzerland.  (+41) 91-214664 (GMT+1).

Save the Narragansett Bay 2.2 Mile Swim.
  [August 22nd, 1992.]  Rhode Island, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: (+1) 401-272-3540 (EST).

Carnlough Bay 1 Mile Swim.
  [August 27th, 1994.]  Carnlough Lake, Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Traversee du Lac de Neuchatel en Longueur Transpalm 36km Swim.
  [August 27th, 1994.]  Yverdon-les-Bains / St-Blaise, Switzerland.
  Contact: TRANSPALM, C.P. 48, 2068 Hauterive, Switzerland.
  (+41) 38-334148 (GMT+1).

|USMS Long Course Nationals Open Water Swim.
| August 28th, 1995.  Portland, Oregon, USA.
| Either 1500m and 3000m swims, or 2.5 Mile swim (TBA).
| Contact: John Zell, 4640 NE 36th Ave., Portland, Oregon, USA 97211-7618.

Southsea Pier to Pier 1.33 Mile Swim.
  [August 28th, 1994.]  Dover, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. F. Lee, 4 Mound Close, Gosport, Hants., UK PO12 3QA.
  (+44) 705-582576 (GMT).

|Annual Manhattan Island Marathon 28.5 Mile Swim.
| [August, 1994.]  Battery Park, Manhattan Island, New York, USA.
  Sanction: USS and USMS.  Cost: US$500 plus US$350 for the accompanying boat!!
  Age groups.
  Contact: Manhattan Island Swimming Association, 438 West 37th St., Suite 5H,
  New York, New York, USA 10018. Julie Ridge (+1) 212-563-3330 or
  (+1) 212-947-5393 (EST).
  Entries limited to 50 swimmers.  Due to the tides you are unlikely to
  finish if you are in the water for over 10 hours.  Record is just over
  six hours.  (Brian completed this in 1990!)

San Ramon Masters Open Water Swim.
  [Last weekend in August.]  Northern California, USA.  Sanction: USMS.  
  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SRM (+1) 510-275-2295 (PST).
  I have no idea what this swim is, but I have a listing for it!

USA 10km Championship.
  [August 28th, 1993.]  Sacramento, California, USA.
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Emily Pascoe Meningitis Research Fund 24hr Dock Relay and Novice Relay.
  [August 28-29th, 1993.]  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool, UK.  
  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

European Championships 25km and 50km (and 5km?).
  [August 28-29th, 1993.]  Slapy Dam, Czechoslovakia.

Blankenberge 6km.
  [August, 1992.]  Blankenberge, Belgium.

Morecambe Bay.
  [TBA, 1994.]  Morecambe, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Derek Pritchard, 11 Park St., Tyldesley, Manchester, UK M29 8AZ.

BLDSA Derwen***er.
  [TBA, 1994.]  Derwen***er, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Steve Lodge, 5 Gorseywell Lane, Preston Brook, Runcorn, Cheshire,
  UK WA7 3AP.  (+44) 928-791042 (GMT).

Copeland Island to Donaghadee 2.5 Mile Swim.
  [August TBA, 1994.]  Copeland Island, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Avenue, Glengormley, Co. Antrim,
  N. Ireland BT36 7UG.

Gnadenseeschwimmen 1900m Swim.
  [August, 1994.]  Lake Constance, Allensbach, Germany.
  Probably no wetsuit required.

Ijsselmeer International Holland 25km.
  [July or August 1992.]  Ijsselmeer, The Netherlands.

Damme-Brugge 4.5km.
  [July or August 1992.]  Brugge, Belgium.
  *** polluted water -- very disgusting!  I swam this in '87 or '88 and
  never again!  (I had bad stomach pains and temporarily lost my
  peripheral vision -- some swimmers were sick for weeks!)