1994 Long Distance Swim Calendar

1994 Long Distance Swim Calendar

Post by Lynn Marsha » Sat, 29 Jan 1994 03:17:20

This list is quite preliminary at this time.  However, I thought that in
case anyone is interested in doing the USMS 1 hour swim, I should post this
now!
Lynn
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1994 Long Distance Swimming Calendar
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The following is a list of long distance swims for 1994.  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 1994 information, but believe the swim is
annual, I have provided the 1993 (or 1992) 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) 763-4222

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1Y 4H7

p.s.  As this is the first list for 1994, those swims for which I have
      confirmed 1994 dates are marked by "|" in the margin.

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1994:

January:

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, 1994.
| Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
| Contact: Gary Parlapiano, 168 Peacock Dr., San Raphael, California, USA
| 9401 (? number missing).  (+1) 415-925-2624 (w) (PST), (+1) 415-456-4245
| (h) (PST) -- before 9pm PST.
| Information provided by: Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (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.
| Open.
| Contact: Claremont Aussi (+61) 9-386-5212 (GMT+~10).

|Austalia 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).

February:

BLDSA 1 Hour Postal Swim.
  [See January.]

|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).

|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.
| Open.
| Contact: Paula McIlhoney (+61) 9-320-3630 (w) (GMT+~10).

|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).

|Ravenswood 1.6km River Swimalong.
| March 12th, 1994.  Ravenswood, West Australia, Australia.
| Open.
| Contact: Claremont Aussi (+61) 9-382-1117 (GMT+~10).

|Maylands Swimming Clug 2.8km Swim Thru.
| March 20th, 1994.  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
| Open.
| Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).

April:

|Aussi Masters 1500m Postal Swim.
| See March.

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

May:

10km Postal Championship.
  [May 15th-September 30th, 1993.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Leo Letendre 267 Glandore Dr., Manchester, Missouri, USA, 63021.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

|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).

|ETS Swim Series 500m Nepean Sportsplex Swim.
| May 22nd, 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 series
| awards.  Pool swim.  

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Gents 2 Miles.
  [May 22nd, 1993.]  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).

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Ladies 2 Miles.
  [May 29th, 1993.]  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$5-10.  Sanction: USMS (probably).  Age groups.
| Top male, female, age group 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 cable course.  Two heats: one clockwise, one counterclockwise.
| Lake temperature usually 68-72F.  Usually very flat water.
| Great pool party afterwards!


June:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

Lake Berryessa 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  [First weekend of June.]  Lake Berryessa, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost: US$15 for one, US$22 for both.  Sanction: USMS.  
  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: DAM (Davis Aquatic Masters)  (+1) 916-757-6017 (PST).
  Out and back swims, typically 65-70 degrees F.
  Usually 600-800 people.

Warrington Dolphins Pickmere Lake Championships 2 and 3 Mile.
  [June 5th, 1993.]  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.
  This is also the Northern Counties ASA Championships.

Newtown Abbey Festival 1km Swim.
  [June 5th, 1993.]  Newtown Abbey, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

USA 25km Championships.
  [June 5th, 1993.]  Atlanta, Georgia.
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Choptank 1.2 Mile Swim.
  [June 6th, 1993.]  (In conjunction with Cambridge Triathlon -- start 1/2 hour
  after the swim leg of the triathlon.)
  Hambricks Bay, Choptank River, Cambridge, Maryland (Maryland Eastern Shore),
  USA.
  Cost: US$30 (includes T-Shirt).  Sanction: TriFed.  Age groups (<=19, 20-29,
  30-39, ...  Awards for top 6 M/F, top 3 Masters M/F, top 3 in each age group.
  Contact: Robert Vigorito (+1) 410-730-3880 (EST).
  Can be cool, windy.  Brackish water.
  1992 water temperature was 72F.
  Unlike in previous years when the race course was across the river, this
  will be a circular course in the bay.
  Limited to 100 entrants.


Exmouth Buoy 3 Mile Swim.
  [June 6th, 1993.]  Exmouth, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mrs. Jordan, 25 Round House Lane, Exmouth, UK.  
  (+44) 395-274913 (GMT).

City of Liverpool Ivan Percival 2 and 4 Mile Swims.
  [June 6th, 1993.]  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool,
  UK  L11 9AB.  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).

Colwick Park 1km, 2km, and 4km Swims.
  [June 6th, 1993.]  Colwick Park, Nottinghamshire, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Jean Myers, 28 Ledbury Vale, Aspley, Nottinghamshire,
  UK  NG8 5QH.  (+44) 602-297320 (GMT).

ASA 5km Championships and Masters Rudyerd Lake.
  [June 12th, 1993.]  Rudyerd Lake, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. A. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK  DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).
  This is also the Junior and Senior International Trials.
  Swimmers wanting to be selected for 25km international meets must compete.

The Great Chesapeake 4.4 Mile Bay Swim.
  [June 13th, 1993.]  Start approx. 9am.
  Sandy Point State Park, outside of 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 40+, 3 each age group.
  Contact: GCBS, c/o Charles Nabit, 17 Commerce Street, Baltimore, Maryland,
  USA 21202.  (+1) 410-727-2404 or (+1) 410-730-3880 (EST).
  Expected water temperature 65 to 72F.
  WETSUITS ARE ALLOWED (and there is no separate category)!
  Qualification standard must be met: previous completion of this swim in
  less than 3:15; 1500 open water swim (or longer) at 45 min / mile pace or
  faster; or 2.5 miles pool swim in 1:50 or better.
  Has been tough due to tides last 2 years.
  Course requires participants to stay between twin bridge spans.
  Open water, tides, currents!  Moderate temperature.
  June 28th, 1992 water temperature was 72F.  Strong currents, some sea
  nettles.
  Safety fleet of 60-80 boats provided by the Chesapeake Power Boat
  Association, and 25-35 kayaks.


Carrickfergus 500m and 1000m Swims.
  [June 14th, 1993.]  Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

YAABA Double Tay 2 Miles.
  [June 18th, 1993.]  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).

|Alcatraz Sharkfest 1.5 Mile Swim.
| June 19th, 1994 (8am).  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.

Midlands ASA Championships.
  [June 19th, 1993.]  Probably at Sandwell, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. A. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK  DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).

YAABA Balmerino.
  [June 19th, 1993.]  Scotland.
  Junior and Senior.  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK  DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).
  This replaces the Invergowrie swim.

BLDSA Champion of Champions 1.25, 2.5, 5 Miles.
  [June 20th, 1993 (provisional).]
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.  
  Contact: Mr. Brian Metcalfe, 7 Newell Close, Aylesbury, Bucks., UK  HP21 7FE.
  (+44) 296-437806 (GMT).

YAABA Tayport Cup.
  [June 20th, 1993.]  Scotland.
  Junior and Senior.  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mr. Ian McIntosh, 85B Queen Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee,
  UK  DD5 1AF.  (+44) 382-75312 (GMT).

Lake Sonoma Warm Springs 2 Mile Swim.
  [Third weekend in June.]  Healdsburg, California (N. California), USA.
  Pacific Masters Swimming Open Water Championship.
  Cost: US$10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: TAM (Tamalpais Aquatic Masters) (+1) 415-454-6327 (PST).
  An out and back, very large and fast field.
  Typically an elite wave and three other waves.

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).

Maryland Swim for Life.
  [June 20th, 1992.]
  Not sanctioned by USMS.
  Contact: Box 39464, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  (+1) 410-243-4418 (EST).

Jack King 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [June 21st, 1992.]  ***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.


|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 series
| awards.  River swim.

Humberside Festival of Swimming (1, 2, and 4 Miles).
  [June 27th, 1993.]  Grimsby Dock, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior, Novice.
  Contact: Peter Winchester, 56 Tetney Lane, Holton-le-Clay, Grimsby,
  S. Humbs., UK  DN36 5AT.  (+44) 472-823638 (GMT).

Almeda Aquatic Masters 1.5 Mile Del Valle Open Water Swim.
  [Last weekend in June.]  Near Livermore, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: AAM (+1) 501-522-0787 (PST).
  Warm Lake, maybe 200 people.  A circular swim.

July:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Part of Vancouver Open Water Challenge Series, along with Vancouver Sea
  Festival and Roughwater Crossing.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

BLDSA Torbay Championship 4 and 8 Miles.
  [July 3rd, 1993.]  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).

Mumbles to Aberavon 7.5 Mile Swim.
  [July 3rd, 1993.]  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).

Camlough Lake 500m and 1.7 Mile Swims.
  [July 3rd, 1993.]  Camlough Lake, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Peter Legge, Hillcrest, 42 Rathfriland Road, Newry, Co. Down,
  N. Ireland.

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 wet suit category.


USMS 3.5 to 5 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [Early July, 1993.]  South California, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, Medals.
  Contact: Rob Copeland, 246 Berger St., Somerset, NJ, USA 08873.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

Dundee District Council Bridge to Bridge.
  [July 8th, 1993.]  Dundee, 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).

|World Masters Swimming Championships, 5km swim.
| July 10th, 1994.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
| In conjunction with World Masters swimming, diving, waterpolo and
| synchronized swimming.
| Note that this time the 5km swim will be *after* the pool swimming
| (not before as in '92).
| Contact: Rendez Vous '94 Montreal, 4545 avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin,
| P.O. Box 1000, Station M, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.

BLDSA Bala Lake Senior 6 Miles.
  [July 10th, 1993.]  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: John Bedford, 27 Pearwood Crescent, Balby, Doncaster, UK  
  DN4 9BZ.  (+44) 302-855210 (GMT).

SASA Lochore Meadows Junior 1 Mile.
  [July 10th, 1993.]  Lochore Meadows, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK  DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

USMS 2 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [July 10th, 1993.  (Usually first or second weekend of July.)]
  Chris Greene Lake, C***tesville, ***ia, USA.
  Also called ***ia Masters 2 Mile National (or East Coast) Championships.
  Cost: approx. US$10.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  T-shirts, awards.
  Contact: Linda McCowan, 13613 Prince William Dr., Midlothian, ***ia,
  USA 23113 or Abbie McGee (+1) 804-427-3947 (EST).
  1/4-mile cable course, 2 heats, counter and clockwise.
  Water can get warm -- wet suits prohibited anyway, fresh water.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,

  and Beth Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Greenwich Point 1 Mile Swim.
  [July 11th, 1992.]  USMS 1 Mile National Championship.]  Greenwich Point,
  Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
  Cost: US$20/25.  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals for 1st-3rd,
  ribbons 4th-6th.
  Contact: GMS Merlin, Stamford Harbor Park, 333 Ludlow St., Stamford,
  Connecticut, USA 06902.  Peter Crumbine (+1) 203-961-0888 daytime (EST).

BLDSA Bala Lake Junior 3 Miles.
  [July 11th, 1993.]  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: John Bedford, 27 Pearwood Crescent, Balby, Doncaster, UK  
  DN4 9BZ.  (+44) 302-855210 (GMT).

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

RAF Inter Services Bala Lake 3 Mile.
  [July 12th, 1993.]  Lake Bala, Wales.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Civilians may compete.  
  Contact: Flt.Sgt. P.J. McDermott, System Manager, SIMS Support Flight,
  RAF Sealand, Deeside, Clwyd, UK  CH5 2LS.  (+44) 244-288331 ext 404 (GMT).
  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 just
  about 52F.  It is usually several degrees warmer.  Each swimmer should
  provide an accompanying kayak and paddler.


USMS 8.5 Mile Open Water Swim.  
  [Mid July, 1993.  (3rd weekend?)]  Seal Beach Rough Water Swim.
  Also 3, 10, and sometimes 16 mile swims.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Rocky Gettner, P.O. Box 853, Seal Beach, CA, USA 90740.
  (+1) 310-431-2249, (+1) 310-594-6715 (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,


|Lake Memphremagog Open Water 500m, 1km, 2km, 5km, Individual, 3km Relay Swims.
| July 17th, 1994.
| Lake Memphremagog, Magog, Quebec, Canada.  (Very near Vermont, USA border.)
| Cost: C$5/event, limit of 2 plus relay.  Sanction: MSC.  Age groups.  Prizes.
| Contact: Yolande Lemire (+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

|ETS Swim Series 1500m Ottawa River Swim.
| July 17th, 1994.  Near 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 series
| awards.

International Trials 25km, 2-Way Ullswater.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  Ullswater, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Carol Butler, 21 Brinns Lane, Frogmore, Camberley, Surrey,
  UK  GU17 0BT.  (+44) 252-875274 (GMT).

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

West Bay Portrush 1km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  Portrush, Northern Ireland.
  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

Master of the Mississippi 1.7km Swim.
  [July 17th, 1993.]  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).

International Sri Chinmoy Marathon 26.4km Swim.
  [July 18th, 1992.]  Start: Rapperswil Harbour, Switzerland.
  Cost: 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, 8040 Zurich, Switzerland.
  Miss Nocker (+41) 1-55-02-88 (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.  

Trans-Tahoe Rough Water Relay.
  [Third weekend In July on Saturday.]  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).

BLDSA Coniston 5 Miles.
  [July 18th, 1993.]  Coniston Water, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Pam Morgan, 38 Meadow Dr., East Ayton, Scarborough, N. Yorks., UK.

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.)

|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.

|Lake Memphremagog Crossing (38km) Swim.
| July 24th, 1994.  Lake Memphremagog, Magog, Quebec, Canada.  
| (Very near Vermont, USA border.)
| Contact: Yolande Lemire (+1) 819-843-5000 (EST).
| Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
| (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Lough Erne New 6 Mile Championship.
  [July 24th, 1993.]  Share Centre, Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.
  Senior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

Lac St-Jean Relay 16km.
  [July 25th, 1993.]  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.

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Part of Vancouver Open Water Challenge Series, along with Sasamat Lake
  and Roughwater Crossing.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Gunpowder 1.5 and 3.5 Mile Open Water Swims.
  [July 25th, 1992.]  Maryland, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: GOWS, 701 Scarlett Dr., Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21204.

Llyn Padarn Champs 1km, 2 Miles, 4 Miles.
  [July 24th, 1993.]  Llyn Padarn, Wales(?).
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Graham Ryder, 148 Chestnut Dr. South, Leigh, Lancs., UK
  WN7 3JY.  (+44) 942-673104 GMT).

Solent Championships 3 Miles.
  [July 25th, 1993 (provisional).]  Solent, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Mary Collett, 108 Lackford Av., Totton, Southampton, UK  SO4 4DH.
  (+44) 703-865228 (GMT).

USMS 1 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [Late July, 1993.]  
  Contact: Gerry Rodriguez, 5201 Broadway, Suite 111, Santa Monica,
  CA, USA 90401.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

Gunpowder Open Water 1.5 Mile and 3.5 Mile Swims.
  [Late July (July 28th, 1992)].  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.


|Annual Mactaquac Open Water 1500m Swim.
| July 31st, 1994.  Main Beach, Mactaquac Provincial Park, 20 min. west of
| Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
| Sanction: Provincial Masters Committee of Swimming New Brunswick.
| Souvenirs, awards, and a post-race social.
| Contact: Martha Saunders, 700 Kings College Rd., Fredericton, New
| Brunswick, Canada  E3B 2G9.  Home: (+1) 506-457-2130 (AST).
| Part of New Brunswick Day weekend.

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).

Skaha Lake 11.7km Ultra Swim.
  [July 31st, 1993.]  Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
  (British Columbia Long Distance Swimming Championships.)
  Contact: Karl Donoghue (+1) 604-497-5074, (PST) or
  Shane Collins, 4769 Woodgreen Dr., W. Vancouver, British Columbia
  Canada V7S 2Z9.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Two-Way Windermere 32km Senior.
  [July 31st, 1993.]  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: TBA.

SASA Loch Lubnaig Junior 4 Miles.
  [July 31st, 1993.]  Loch Lubnaig, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK  DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

Roberval 1km and 2km.
  [July 31st, 1993.]  Lac St Jean, Roberval, Quebec, Canada.
  Age groups and 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.

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.

August:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

Lac St-Jean 40km.
  [August 1st, 1993.]  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.

Annual Santa Cruz 1 Mile Pier Swim.
  [First weekend in August.]  Santa Cruz, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SCM/Santa Cruz Lifeguards (+1) 408-429-3747 (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).

Madawaska Meander 2km Swim.
  [August 2nd, 1993.  (First Monday in August.)]  
  Burnstown (near Ottawa), Ontario, Canada.
  Age groups.  Cost: C$10.  Prizes and food.
  The course is a loop up to the bridge and back.  Water is calm and about 70F.
  Contact: Bob Hinchley (+1) 613-623-7017 (EST).

Annual Donner Lake 2.7 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [Second weekend in August.]  Truckee, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  (Last Years National Championship 2-3 mile swim.)
  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SNM (+1) 916-583-7439 (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.

|ETS Swim Series 750m Kawartha Lakes Swim.
| August 7th, 1994.  Kawartha Lakes, 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 series
| awards.

Lough Erne Irish 17km Championships, Carrybridge to Enniskillen.
  [August 7th, 1993.]  Carrybridge, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

Canadian 25km Championship.
  [August 7-8th, 1993.]  Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada.
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

Annual Minnetonka 5 Mile Challenge.
  [August 7th, 1993.]  Lake Minnetonka, outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  Open to all Masters swimmers.
  Contact: Paul Windrath, Meet Director, 2612 Eunice Avenue, Red Wing,
  Minnesota, USA  55066.  H (+1) 612-388-8524 (CST), W (+1) 715-792-2106 (CST).
  Wayde Mulhern, President Minnesota Masters Swimming, 570 96th Lane,
  Blaine, Minnesota, USA  55434. (+1) 612-783-1282 (CST).
  Same course as for the USMS Long Course Championships on August 23rd.

|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.

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

Royton Bluefins Gem of the Pennines 4, 2.66, 1.33 Miles.
  [August 7th, 1993.]  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior 4 miles, Junior 2.66 miles,
  Novice 1.33 miles.
  Contact: Graham Marshall, 5 Tottington Ave., Springhead, Oldham, UK
  OL4 4RY.  (+44) 61-652-2339 (GMT).

BLDSA Coniston Veterans.
  [August 8th, 1993.]  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Lt. B.D. Ferrand, BEM Royal Navy, Dept of Naval Recruiting,
  Archway Block North, Old Admiralty Bldg., Spring Gardens, London, UK  
  SW1A 2BE (FAO DNR-R1-Swimming).  (+44) 71-218-3814 (GMT).  (after March 9th)

Carrickfergus Harbour Swims.
  [August 13th, 1993.]  Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
  Junior and Senior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

|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: Steve Granger, 396A King St. W., Brockville, Ontario,
| Canada  K6V 3S6.  (h) (+1) 613-342-6512 (EST), (b) (+1) 613-345-5666 (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.

Warrington Dolphins Albert Dock.
  [August 14th, 1993.]  England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: C. Carter, 30 Carpenter Grove, Long Barn, Padgate, Warrington,
  Cheshire, UK.

SASA Loch Rannoch Senior 10 Miles.
  [August 14th, 1993.]  Loch Rannoch, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK  DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

YAABA Loch Earn 6.5 Miles.
  [August 15th, 1993.]  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).

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.  (office) (+1) 604-689-0027 (PST).
  Wetsuits are recommended.
  Part of Vancouver Open Water Challenge Series, along with Sasamat Lake
  and Vancouver Sea Festival.
  Information provided by: Shane Collins.

|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 series
| awards.
| Swim is in the St. Lawrence River.

Junior Home International Coniston.
  [August 21st, 1993.]  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: TBA.

BLDSA Waterloo Lake Junior 2 Miles.
  [August 22nd, 1993 (provisional).]  Waterloo Lake, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: J. Ingham, 4 Albert Rd., Sowerby Bridge, W. Yorks., UK
  HX6 2PA.  (+44) 422-831118 (GMT).

Dover-Folkestone Challenge Senior 6 Miles.
  [August 22nd, 1993 (provisional).]  Dover, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Terry Kingsbury, 111 St. Davids Av., Dover, Kent, UK.
  (+44) 304-204467 (GMT).

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

USMS National Long Course Championships 5 Mile Swim.
  [August 23rd, 1993.]  Lake Minnetonka, outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  Open to all Masters swimmers.
  Contact: Paul Windrath, Meet Director, 2612 Eunice Avenue, Red Wing,
  Minnesota, USA  55066.  H (+1) 612-388-8524 (CST), W (+1) 715-792-2106 (CST).
  Wayde Mulhern, President Minnesota Masters Swimming, 570 96th Lane,
  Blaine, Minnesota, USA  55434. (+1) 612-783-1282 (CST).
  Following the pool swimming of the USMS LC Championships.

Manatee Lake Del Valle 2 x 1 Mile Relay.
  [Third weekend in August.]  Near Livermore, California (same lake as
  the 1.5 mile swim in late June) (N. California), USA.  Sanction: USMS.
  Lots of categories.
  Contact: MAM (+1) 415-554-3876 (PST).
  Each Person swims a circular mile, tags their partner and they do a mile.
  ~200 teams last year (M/M or M/F with lots of categories).
  A very fun swim!

Annual Manhatten Island Marathon 28.5 Mile Swim.
  [August 29th, 1992.]  Battery Park, Manhatten Island, New York, USA.
  Sanction: USS and USMS.  Cost: US$500 plus US$350 for the accompanying boat!!
  Age groups.
  Contact: Manhatten 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.

Carnlough Bay 1 Mile Swim.
  [August 28th, 1993.]  Carnlough Lake, Northern Ireland.
  Junior and Senior.
  Contact: Billy Wallace, 20 Cherryvale Ave., Glengormley, N. Ireland
  BT36 7UG.

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.

Solent SC Pier to Pier 2 Miles.
  [August 29th, 1993.]  Solent, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.
  Contact: Mrs. F. Lee, 4 Mound Close, Gosport, Hants., UK.

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

Morecambe Bay.
  [TBA, 1993.]  Morecambe, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Derek Pritchard, 11 Park St., Tyldesley, Manchester, UK  M29 8AZ.

SASA National Juvenile Championships 500m.
  [TBA, 1993.]  Morecambe, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK  DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

BLDSA Derwen***er.
  [TBA, 1993.]  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.
  [TBA, 1993.]  Copeland Island, Northern Ireland.
  Contact: Mr. & Mrs. Gunn, 7 Sandeel Lane, Orlock, Groomsport, Co. Down,
  N. Ireland  BT19 2LP.

Barnby Dunn.
  [TBA, 1993.]  
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: David Evans, 101 Armthorpe Rd., Wheatley Hills, Doncaster,
  UK  DN2 5NR.  (+44) 302-349168 (GMT).

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!)


September:

10km Postal Championship.
  [See May.]

6000yd Postal Championship.
  [September 1st-November 30th, 1993.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: George McVey, 477 Antlers Dr., Rochester, NY, USA 14618.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

Cross Windermere 2km.
  [September 2nd, 1993.]  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior and Senior.
  Contact: Barbara Hassall, Bleaze Hall, Old Hutton, Kendal, UK  LA8 0LU.
  (+44) 539-723369 (GMT).

|ETS Swim Series 2km Ottawa River Swim.
| September 4th, 1994.  Near 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 series
| awards.  Swim is in the St. Lawrence River.

BLDSA Windermere 16km Senior.
  [September 4th, 1993.]  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Paul Tew, Brig-a-Doon, High Brigham, Brigham,***ermouth,
  Cumbria, UK  CA13 0SZ.  (+44) 900-827226.

BLDSA Junior Coniston 5.25 Miles.
  [September 5th, 1993.]  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Mrs. D. Morgan, 23 Westway, Eastfield, Scarborough, UK.

Columbia River Cross Channel 1.1 Mile Swim.
  [September 6th, 1993 (7:30am).]  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.

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 :-( .)


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 Mile Swim.
  [September 7th, 1992.]  Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Harry Huffaker, 3025 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96815.
  Big Field, beautiful swim.


|St. Mary's Quarry 5km MSO Championships.
| September 11th, 1994.  (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.


|La Jolla 1 and 3 Mile Rough Water Swims.
| September 11th, 1994.  (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.

Pan-Pacific 25km Championship.
  [September 11-12th, 1993.]  Hawaii, USA.
  Information provided by: Federation de Natation du Quebec (+1) 514-252-3200
  (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.

SASA Step Rock St. Andrews Senior 2 Miles.
  [September 11th, 1993.]  St. Andrews, Scotland.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: K. McIntosh, 25 Glamis Dr., Dundee, UK  DD2 1QN.  
  (+44) 382-69648 (GMT).

Scarborough Castle Ripon Race Course 2 and 4 Miles.
  [September 12th, 1993.]  Scarborough, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior (2 mile only).
  Contact: Pam Morgan, 38 Meadow Dr., East Ayton, Scarborough, N. Yorks., UK.
  (+44) 723-863430 (GMT).

Sandsend to Whitby 3 Miles.
  [September 12th, 1993.]  Whitby, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. Alexia Morgan, 23 Westway, Eastfield, Scarborough, UK.
  Cancelled in 1992.  Current assisted (took me 50 mins in 1991!).  
  Water temperature about 55F in 1991.  At the end when you turn into
  Whitby harbour two currents cross and it is rough going, and gets worse
  as the tide turns.  Some of the slower ***-strokers couldn't finish.
  Each swimmer is accompanied by a kayaker.


USMS 3 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [September 12th, 1993.]
  Contact: Bob Young, 7050 West 71st St., Bedford Park, Illinois,
  USA 60499.
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).

Whiskeytown Lake 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  [Second weekend in September.]  Redding, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Redding Masters (+1) 916-225-7450 (PST).
  Another very nice swim around several islands.

BLDSA Mercers Park 1 and 3 Mile.
  [September 18th, 1993.]  Mercers Park, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior, Novice.
  Contact: Freda Streeter, 7 Park Cottages, Park Rd., Nutfield, Redhill,
  Surrey, UK.  (+44) 737-823394 (GMT).
  I swam these two races in 1986.  It was calm and about 70F.  The course
  is a triangular 1/2 mile circuit.

BLDSA Lynn Regis 3.5 Miles.
  [September 25th, 1993.]  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) 553-764072 (GMT).

Capitola Beach Wharf 1/2 Mile Swim.
  [Last weekend in September.] Capitola, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: SCM (+1) 408-336-8215 (PST).
  Don't know anything about this one.

Point Bonita Swim 10km in San Francisco Bay.
  [Last weekend in September.]  San Francisco, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: TAM (Tamalpais Aquatic Masters) (+1) 510-548-6309 (PST).
  Good Points: Swim is under the Golden Gate, with the current!
  Bad Points: You need your own motorboat and paddler, and you need
  to do a comparable swim that year to get permission.  (A Catch 22,
  you need to do the swim to do the swim!)

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).

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).

Barbados Masters International, 3km Ocean Swim.
  [This was held Oct 5, 1992, but was not held in 1993.  Probably near this
  date in 1994.]  In conjunction with Masters Swim Meet.
  Entry fee in 1992: US$2.  Medals for top 3 in each Masters age group.
  Some younger kids swam exhibition.  About 50-60 competitors in 1992.
  It is a very warm swim.  Triangular course.
  Contact: Maurice Foster, Kilarney, Rockley New Road, Barbados, West Indies.

Choptank 2.4 Mile Swim.
  [October 10th, 1992.  (Second Saturday in October?)]  
  Cambridge, Maryland (Maryland Eastern Shore), USA.
  Cost: US$30 (includes T-Shirt), add US$6 for TriFed one event license.  
  Sanction: TriFed.  Age groups.
  Plaques, 3 for each age group and overall.
  Contact: Fletcher Hanks, Endurance Sports Events, Inc., P.O. Box 1118,
  Cambridge, Maryland, USA 21613.  (+1) 410-228-2505 (EST).
  1992 water temperature was 65F, and there were sea nettles.

Pier to Pier 5 Mile Swim.
  [October 16th, 1993.]  Santa Cruz, California (N. California), USA.
  Cost US$25 (+US$10 for T-shirt).
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Santa Cruz Masters (+1) 408-459-2348 (PST),
  or Joel Wilson (+1) 408-425-5762 (PST).
  About 55F.  Cancelled in 1991 due to Great White Sharks!
  You need to supply your own paddler.


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, CA (S. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  About 60F.

November:

6000yd Postal Championship.
  [See September.]

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).

Rockingham Mini-Triathlon.
  [November 13th, 1993.]  Rockingham, West Australia, Australia.
  In the ocean.  Open.
  Contact: Claremont Aussi (+61) 9-383-1106 (h) (GMT+~10).

Maylands Swimming Club 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [November 14th, 1993.]  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
  Open.
  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).

December:

Swim-thru-Rottnest 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [December 4th, 1993.]  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Open.
  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.
  Open.
  Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).

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

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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
SASA = Scottish Amateur Swimming Association
SC = Swimming Club
USMS = United States Masters Swimming
YAABA = Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association

Time Zones:
 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.  (h) (+44) 900-827226, (w) (+44) 900-68311 (GMT).