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2018 Open Water Calendar


   2018 races will updated in black with italics  2017 Races which need to be updated are in purlpe without italics.  If you have an update, please send to dksjreeder@gmail.com  Please Note:  USMS sanctioned events and USA swimming events require that you have their membership in order to participate  Not all events listed on this calendar are sanctioned by USMS or USA Swimming and may or may not be covered by insurance. It is the swimmer's responsibility to check for sanctions and insurance for any open water event and make decisions about their personal safety in regards to participation.





Jan 21
Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, 3.1 Miles, Gandy Beach, St. Petersburg, FL.  http://www.tampabayfrogman.com/  Fundraiser for the Naval SEAL Foundation. 
Mar 25 Nevis to St. Kitts, Cross Channel Swim.  2.5 Mile Swim.  Caribbean Islands.  http://www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com/
Apr 14 3rd Annual Swim Around Lido Key, 7 miles, Sarasota, FL https://www.swimwithoutlimits.com/swim-around-lido-key.html
Apr 15 Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge, 1, 1.2, 2, 2.4 mile races, North Carolina.  http://www.triangleopenwater.com/

Apr 21

24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg FL.  Ron Collins,  www.distancematters.com 

Apr 25 -28 Arizona Scar Swim Challenge.   4 days, 4 lakes over 40 miles of swimming.  Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, Roosevelt Lake, AZ http://www.scarswim.com/

Apr 29
Cap 2k, 15th Annual Open Water Race and Pledge Swim.  This beautiful 2000m straightaway course, the only downhill swim in Texas, boasts true Austin charm with local live music & a picnic for participants. Race benefits Prostate Cancer and is open to Adults 18 & over and youth 12-17. Other divisions include: high school, first responder, wetsuit and more. Info at:  www.Cap2k.com or AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com. Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, 512-327-1280
 Apr 29 Rice Aquatics/Twin Lakes Open Water Swimming Carnival.  Manvel, Texas.  800, 1600 and 3200 meter races.  https://www.teamunify.com/ USMS and USAS sanctions. 



May 5 Tempe Town Lake State Championship. 5K, 2.5 K and 1 mile  Tempe, AZ.   https://azopenwater.com/state-championship/

May 5

2.4 Mile Hurricane-Man Rough Water and 1K Pass-a-Grille Challenge swim, St. Pete Beach, FL.  Pre-registration ONLY.  USAS or USMS registration required.  400 total swimmer limit.  https://www.clubassistant.com/ USA and USMS sanctions.

May 5 Osprey Open Water Swim: 1 and 2 mile open water swim or Aquathon (1 mile swim and 10K run). Ocean Springs, MS.  Register at OSOSPREY.COM
May 5 Alcatraz Swim, 1.5 Miles strong current and waves,  San Francisco, CA  http://www.odysseyopenwater.com/
May 6

Nanticoke 3 and 1.8 mile swims, Bivalve, MD (Eastern Shore - near Salisbury)  Web site: http://www.nanticokeriverswimandtri.com   

May 19
Stoked To Go Out Pier to Pier - Grey Liston Memorial Swim. 1.7 mile open water swim - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.  http://www.stokedtogoout.com/#race
May 19 Down River Rip,  4.4 or 2.5 mile swims.  Uppper James River, Midlothian, VA.  http://www.pelusoopenwater.com/
 May 19 12th Annual Beaufort River Swim. 3 mile competitive and 1 mile fun swim.  Beaufort, SC.  http://www.beaufortriverswim.com/

May 19

Spring Lake 1 Mile, 500 meters, Santa Rosa, CA,  USMS Sanction. http://www.lifeguardsforlife.org 

May 26 Lowcountry Splash 2.4 and 5 mile swims, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 website: http://www.lowcountrysplash.com/
May 26 Annual Swim Fest at Fort Ritchie, 2250, 1500 and 750 meter swims.  Cascade, MD.  http://www.racinemultisports.com/Swim_Fest_Fort_Ritchie.html
May 27 Jim McDonnell Memorial Lake Swims, Lake Audubon, Reston, VA. 5K swim followed by an open water clinic on Saturday, 1&2 Mile races Sunday.  USMS sanction.  http://www.restonmasters.com/jmls-lake-swim/
May 27  Beach to Beach Power Swim, 1, 2.25, & 3.5 mile swims.  St John, US Virgin Islands website: ww.friendsvinp.org/swim
May 27 NAV-E-SINK or swim - 1.2 mi & 2.4 mi swims - Victory Park, Rumson, NJ  https://raceforum.com/navesink
May 31 Thursday Evening Stress Relief, Seattle, WA.  .5 and 1 mile routes, in fresh water and Puget Sound.  http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/


Jun 1-2 North Carolina Swimming Open Water Championships and RHF Military Mile. 5k, 3k, 2k, 1 Mile, 800, 400 meters.   Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC.    https://www.teamunify.com/  USAS sanction
Jun 3 13th Annual Chattanooga River Rats Annual Rat Race, 4.5 and 2.4 mile races, Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN   website:  http://chattanoogaratrace.com/  Swimmer Description
Jun 2 1 and 2 Mile, Lake Berryessa, Sanctioned Masters swim Lake Berryessa, CA.  USMS and USA Swim Sanctions   http://www.damfast.org/ 
Jun 2 John Shrum Memorial Cable Swims, Chris Green Lake, Charlottesville, VA. website: http://www.cableswim.org/
Jun 2 Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim, 1500 meters, Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD.  http://sharkfestswim.com/
Jun 2 Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon Swim.  10K, 5K and 1 mile swims.  http://www.greatsaltlakeopenwater.com/
Jun 2 Charles River 1-Mile Swim, River Dock on Charles River Esplanade (near the Hatch Shell), Boston, MA Start time: 8am. website:  http://www.charlesriverswimmingclub.org/wp/
Jun 9 Huntington Beach Pier Swim, 1/2  Huntington Beach, CA   http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/
Jun 9 Death Valley Open Water 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K, .5K Hartwell Lake, Clemson SC. USMS sanction. Website:  http://www.teamunify.com/
Jun 9 USMS Sprint Distance Championships 1 mile and non-championship 1 mile and 5k.  Little Grassy Lake, Makanda, IL.  http://www.swimslam.org/SMSC/EclipseCrossroadsOW/
Jun 9-10 Del Valle Open Water Festival,  10K, 5K and 1 mile swims, Livermore, CA. USMS Sanction http://www.pacificmasters.org/pacm/schedule
Jun 10 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim and 1 Mile Bay Challenge, Stevensville MD website:  www.lin-mark.com
Jun 10 7th Annual Warsaw Aqua Mile, 1 Mile Swim, Center Lake, Warsaw, IN http://www.centerlakewarsaw.com/
 Jun 16 Tahoe City Swim.  2.4 Mile, 1.2 Mile and .5 miles. Lake Tahoe, CA.  http://bigblueadventure.com/sports/swimming/
Jun 18 Flowers International Swims, 5K and 10K, Cayman Islands.   http://www.flowersseaswim.com/
Jun 14 Thursday Evening Stress Relief, Seattle, WA.  .5 and 1 mile
 routes, in fresh water and Puget Sound.
Jun 15 Friday Night Swim Race, 2.4, 1.2 and .5 mile swims.  Lake Meridian Park in Kent, WA.  website:   http://fridaynightswimraces.com/  Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions. BBQ and Awards.
Jun 16 Virginia Masters Open Water Championships,  5K, 2.5K and 1.25K swims. Midlothian, VA.  http://www.pelusoopenwater.com/
Jun 16 42nd  Annual Swim Around Key West.  12.5 Miles. Solos, 2-person and 3-person teams.  Key West, FL.  http://swimaroundkeywest.com
Jun 16 END-WET.  36 miles swim downriver, solo and teams.  Grand Forks, ND to Oslo, MN.  http://www.endracing.com/end-wet
Jun 16 1 Mile Against the Tide Swim for Breast Cancer, Hopkinton, MA. http://www.mbcc.org/swim/

Jun 19 - Jun 26 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, 7 day, 7 stage, 120 mile swim on the Hudson River in New York. For one week, each day's marathon swim will begin with the ebb tide at one bridge and end at the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles. Swimmers can participate in one to all of the seven stages.  http://www.8bridges.org/

Jun 28 Parker Open Water Swim, 2.4 and 1.2 mile races. Parker, CO.  website:  www.withoutlimits.com
Jun 21 Nixie Waves Inaugural Open Water Swim.  7 AM, 1.2 or 2.4 Miles, Aurora Reservoir, Denver, CO.  http://www.active.com/
Jun 23 Mashpee Super Swim, 3.1, 1 and 1/2 Mile Swims. John’s Pond, Mashpee, MA.   website:  http://www.mashpeerec.com/
Jun 23 Central Illinois Open Water Swim (CIOWS), 1.2 and 2.4 miles. Hudson, IL USMS Sanction  https://www.clubassistant.com/
Jun 23 Santa Monica Pier Ocean Festival, 1 Mile Ocean Swim, 400m Run/Swim/Run, SUP, Paddleboard, and Dory Races, Santa Monica, CA  http://pierpaddle.com
Jun 23 Solstice Sunset Swim, 1.2 or 2.4 Miles.  Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO http://mountainswimseries.com/
Jun 23 Lake Harriet Open Water Swim.  1 & 2 Mile Swims.   Lake Harriet, MN. http://www.minnesotamasters.com/
Jun 23
Minocqua Island Swim Challenge,  1 Mile, Minocqua WI.  https://blueravenraceproductions.redpodium.com/minocqua-island-swim-challenge
Jun 23 Trans Bay Swim, 8 Miles,  San Francisco, CA  http://www.odysseyopenwater.com/
Jun 23 Seal Beach Rough Water, 5K and 1 Mile swims.  http://www.sealbeachswimclub.org
Jun 23 Tubby Trout 5K Open Water Swim, Seattle, WA  http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/events/
Jun 23 Maryland Swim for Life, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 miles. New this year, 2.4 Mile Triathlon Challenge swim.  Raises money for Chester River Association other organizations in DC and MD.  http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org
Jun 23 Pier to Cove Swim, 1.5 miles, La Jolla, CA web site: http://www.lajollacoveswimclub.com/  
Jun 24 Green Lake Open Water Swim, ˝ mile & 1 mile, Seattle WA  http://parkways.seattle.gov/2018/02/20/14th-annual-green-lake-open-water-swim/
Jun 28 Thursday Evening Stress Relief, Seattle, WA.  .5 and 1 mile routes, in fresh water and Puget Sound.  http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/
Jun 30 FKCC Swim Around Key West, 12.5 Miles, Key West FL  http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com/
Jun 30 Son of a swim, 6, 4 and 2 Mile swims.  Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT Qualifying for Kingdom Swim in July.    http://www.kingdomswim.org
Jun 30
BAM Bare-Bones Open Water Swims, 1, 2 and 3 mile swims.  Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO  website:  www.bamswimteam.org
Jun 30 Buzzards Bay Swim, 1.2-m point-to-point across a closed shipping channel, New Bedford, MA. Fundraiser for clean water & awesome community event. Finish Line beach party. Register today: www.savebuzzardsbay.org/swim


Jul 1 Red, White and Zoom, 3K and 5K swims, Cowan Lake State Park, Wilmington, OH  http://www.zoomracingusa.com/open-water-swim
Jul 4 Martha Lake Open Water Open Water Swim, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 and 2 Mile swims.  Martha Lake, Lynwood, WA.  http://finishstrongevents.com/
Jul 7 One Mile Greenwich Point, Stamford, CT.  http://www.gscevents.org/ 
Jul 7 Fire Island Ocean Swim, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, 400 meter.  Fire Island, NY.  http://www.openwaterswimli.com/
Jul 8 Castle 5K and10K, Wellington Lake, Bailey Colorado.  http://usopenwaterswimming.org/2018Castle10KEntry.html
Jul 12 Foster Cable Lake Swims, 1 Cable Swim 2 Mile Cable swim.  Foster, OR.  https://www.clubassistant.com/

Jul 13 Friday Night Swim Race, 2.4, 1.2 and .5 mile swims.  Lake Meridian Park in Kent, WA.  website:   http://fridaynightswimraces.com/  Wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions. BBQ and Awards.
Jul 13 Maggie Fisher Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, 5.25 miles, Brightwaters, NY.  website: http://www.greatsouthbayswim.com/
Jul 14 Swim with a Mission.  1K, 5k and 10K individual swims.  10K relay. Newfound Lake, Bristol, NH. 
Fundraiser for Veterans.  http://swimwithamission.org/
Jul 14 Bear Lake Monster Swim, 10K mile solo, 2 person and 6 person relays, 1 Mile and 1/2 mile.  Bear Lake, UT.  http://www.bearlakemonsterswim.com/
Jul 14 Fat Salmon Open Water. 3.2 and 1.2 Mile swims.  Seattle, WA.  http://www.fatsalmonswim.org/
Jul 14 Rebecca Lake 5K swim and 2 person relay, Rockford, MN.     http://www.minnesotamasters.com/ 
Jul 15 27th Annual Monster Lake Swim, 2 Miles, YMCA Camp, Manitou, WI  http://www.active.com/
Jul 15 Steve Omi Memorial Swim, 1 Mile, Coeur d’Alene, ID  web site: http://www.racesonline.com/

Jul 18 Aquaman Swim Series, .5 mile, 1 mile, 1.5 mile and 2 mile races. Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO.  website:  www.withoutlimits.com
 Jul 21     Alpine Freshwater Swim.  2.4 Mile, 1.2 Mile and .5 miles.  Donner Lake, Truckee, CA.  http://tahoeswimming.com/events/
Jul 21 Sea Isle City Beach Patrol 1 Mile Ocean Swim, Sea Isle City, NJ.  http://sicbp.com/1MileOceanSwim.aspx
Jul 22 Little Uno, Big Duece, 1, 1.2, 2 and 2.4 Mile swims.  Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC.   http://www.triangleopenwater.com/
Jul 22 34th Annual Peaks to Portland swim, 2.4 Miles.  Portland ME.  http://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/p2p
Jul 22 Sea Isle City Beach Patrol 1 Mile Ocean Swim, 11AM.  Sea Isle City, NJ.  http://www.sicbp.com
Jul 22 Grimaldo's Mile, 1 mile swim, New York, NY.   http://www.cibbows.org/races/
Jul 23 Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 miles.  Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.   http://sharkfestswim.com/
Jul 30 Great Lake Plunge, 4K, 2K, 1K races and 200 meters kids swim.  Evanston, IL  http://www.greatlakeplunge.com/
Jul 25 Aquaman Swim Series, .5 mile, 1 mile, 1.5 mile and 2 mile races. Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO.  website:  www.withoutlimits.com
Jul 28, 29 and 30 Cascade Lake Swim Series, 500, 1000, 1.5K, 3K, & 5K swims in 3 Days, Elk Lake Oregon http://www.comaswim.org/cascade_lakes/about.htm
Jul 28 Parker Open Water Swim, 2.4 and 1.2 mile races. Parker, CO.  website:  www.withoutlimits.com
Jul 28 Annual Shoreline Swim, Lake Monona.  2.4 and 1.2 mile swims.  https://cleanlakesalliance.org/shoreline-swim/

Jul 29 Carter Lake Crossing, 3 Miles.  Carter Lake, Loveland, CO. http://mountainswimseries.com/
Jul 29 Pontiac Bay Challenge, Seattle, WA.  1.2 or 2.4 mi. distances.  Perfect preparation for triathlons.  http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/event/pontiac-bay/
Jul 29 44th annual Cruz, 1 Mile swim,  Santa Cruz, CA.  http://pacificmasters.org/content/open-water-swims
Jul 29 Kingdom swim, 15 Mile Border Busters, 10, 6, 2 and 1 mile courses Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT http://kingdomgames.co/
Jul 29 Annual Shoreline Swim, Lake Monona.  2.4, 1.2 miles and 200 yard swims.  
Jul 29 Save the Bay Swim for Narragansett Bay.  40th Anniversary.  1.7 Nautical miles.  Newport, RI.  https://www.savebay.org/theswim
Jul 29 Point to LaPointe Swim to Madeline Island, 2 miles, Bayfield, WI.
Jul 29 14th Annual Swim Teal Lake, 2.25 Miles, Benefit for Diabetes.  Negaunee, MI.  http://www.teallakeswim.com/home
Jul 30 Arizona Open Water, 4000, 2000, 1000 meters. Upper Lake Mary, Arizona http://www.azopenwater.com/
Jul 30 Cruise Cruz, 2 Mile swim,  Santa Cruz, CA.  http://pacificmasters.org/content/open-water-swims



Aug 1 Aquaman Swim Series, .5 mile, 1 mile, 1.5 mile and 2 mile races. Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO.  website:  www.withoutlimits.com
Aug 5 25km Swim Across Long Island Sound, Bridgeport, CT, 10 – 15 solo swimmers, 15-25 relays.  www.swimacrossthesound.org
Aug 5 Long Bridge Swim.  1.76 Miles, Lake Pend Orielle, Sandpoint, Idaho. website:  www.longbridgeswim.com
Aug 5 Island Beach 2 Mile Swim, Long Island Sound, Greenwich, CT.   http://www.gscevents.org/

Aug 5

Boston Light Swim, 8 Miles, Boston, MA.  web site:  www.bostonlightswim.org  Swimmer Description

Aug 5 Two Mile Island Beach Swim.  Greenwich, CT.  http://www.gscevents.org/
Aug 5 Swim a Mile for Hospice, 1 Mile, Hannawa Falls, New York.  http://www.swimamileforhospice.org/
Aug 5 Zoom Multisport Series Race #2, 5000 and 2000 meters swims, Buck Creek State Park, Springfield, OH  http://www.zoomracingusa.com/open-water-swim
Aug 5 10th Annual Swim for Freedom,  8 miles.  Lake Geneva, WI.  Individuals and relays are welcome. Fundraiser for Special Operations Warrior Foundation at  http://www.specialops.org/ Swim information at: www.swim4freedom.org.
Aug 12 Deer Creek Open Water, 1 Mile, 5K, 10K and 10 Mile Swimming Distances in Deer Creek Reservoir, Heber, UT www.deercreekopenwater.com 
Aug 12 David's Old Silver Swim, 1 and 1/2 miles swims.  North Falmouth, MA.  http://davidsoldsilverswim.com/the-swim/
Aug 12 - 20 8 Lake, 43 Mile Swim the Kingdom Week.  Swim one day or up to all 8 with longer and shorter events each day.    http://kingdomgames.co/
Aug 12 Pennock Island Challenge, Ketchikan, Alaska.  8 miles, 30 solos, 20 relays.  Website:  http://www2.jdrf.org/site/   Swimmer Description
Aug 12 Minnetonka Challenge 5 and 10 mile swims and 3 person relay, Minneapolis, MN.     www.minnesotamasters.com 
Aug 12 The Crossing, One Mile, Lake Gaston, Littleton, NC. http://osail.org/our-events/the-crossing
Aug 12
Betsy Owens Memorial Swims, 1 and 2 Mile Cable, Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, NY.  http://www.betsyowensswim.com/
Aug 12 Donner Lake, 2.7 miles swim,  Truckee, CA  www.sierranevadamasters.com SOLD OUT

Aug 13 Change your Latitude - 57 degrees North Open Water Challenge 10k, 5k, 1k, Sitka Alaska, http://changeyourlatitude.org/
Aug 13 8th Annual Steelman Open Water Swim, 5K and 1.5 miles, Quakertown, PA. website: http://www.steelmantriathlon.com/ows/index.php
Aug 13 Chatfield Classic, 1 and 2 Mile.  Chatfield Lake, Littleton, CO. http://mountainswimseries.com/
Aug 13 Coeur d'Alene crossing, 2.4 Miles.  Coeur d'Alene, ID.  http://www.cdacrossing.com/

Aug 18 1 Mile Against the Tide Swim, Nickerson State Park, MA. http://www.mbcc.org/swim/
Aug 19 12th Annual Madison Open Water Swim, 2.4 and 1.2 Miles,  Lake Monona, Madison, WI.  http://swimmows.org/w/
Aug 19
Rose Pitonof Swim, 17.5 Miles, Manhattan to Coney Island, New York, NY. http://urbanswim.org/rose-pitonof-swim/
Aug 18
BAM Bare-Bones Open Water Swims, 1, 2 and 3 mile swims.  Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO  website: www.bamswimteam.org
Aug 19 4th Annual Isleboro Crosssing for LifeFlight, 3.1 miles, West Penobscot Bay, Lincolnville, Maine.  http://lifeflightmaine.org/
Aug 19 Emerald City Open Water Swim, ˝ mile & 1 mile, Seattle WA http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/openwaterswim.htm
Aug 19 Tri-Arkansas Open Water Swim, 1500 meters.  Arkadelphia, AR  http://www.dltevents.com/
 Aug  19 SwimRVA, DownRiver Rip, 4.4 or 2.5 mile down river swim.  Upper James River, Midlothian, VA.  http://www.pelusoopenwater.com/ 
Aug 20 Ray Licata Memorial Swim, 1 Mile, Long Branch, NJ.  https://sites.google.com/site/raylicatamemorialswim/home
Aug 20 12th Annual Swim and Fin Race for Salem Sound, 5k, 1 mile, 500 meter swims, Salem MA.  http://www.swimandfin.org/
Aug 20 Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim, 1.2 Miles, Lake Tahoe, CA http://sharkfestswim.com/
Aug 20
Swim to the Moon 5K, 10K, 1.2 and .5 mile.  Hiland Chain of Lakes, Pinckney, MI. 
 Aug 25 Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim.  2.4 Mile, 1.2 Mile and .5 miles.  Sugar Pine State Park, Lake Tahoe, CA.  http://tahoeswimming.com/events/
Aug 25 20th Annual Swim for life, 2.5 and 1 mile races.  Seward Park, Seattle, WA  http://swimforlife.bloodworksnw.org/
Aug 26
Lake George Open Water Swim, 2.5k, 5k, 10k on Saturday, 4 miles on Sunday.  Hague, NY USMS sanction  http://www.lakegeorgeswim.com/
Aug 27
Seattle Park to Park Swim, 1.4 Miles across Lake Washington. Fund raiser for Seattle Children's Hospital.  Seattle, WA  http://parktoparkswim.com
Aug 27 Zoom Multisport Series Race #3, 5000 and 2000 meters swims, Hueston Woods State Park, Oxford, OH  http://www.zoomracingusa.com/open-water-swim
Aug 27 Cedar Island 5K swim, Avalon, NJ.  http://timkerrcharities.org/2012/cedar-island-5k-swim



Sep 2 9.5 Mile Maui Channel Swim, Relay & Individual, Lanai to Kaanapali, HI   www.mauichannelswim.com Swimmer Description
Sep 2 Pompano Open Water Races POWER Challenge. 1500 meters and 500 meters.   Pompano Beach, FL.    http://www.pompanopiranhas.com/
Sept 3 Bridge to Bridge swim, 6.2 Miles.  Golden Gate to Bay Bridnge, San Francisco, CA http://www.odysseyopenwater.com/
Sep 4
88th Annual Oceanside, CA Labor Day Pier Swim and Paddle.  .5 and 1 mile swims.  1, 3 and 6 mile paddles.  http://www.labordaypierswim.com/index.html
Sep 5 74th Annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim, 1.1 Miles, Hood River, OR.  http://hoodriver.org/events-festivals/chamber-events/cross-channel-swim

Sep 5

47th Annual 2.4 Mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Kaimana Beach, Honolulu, HI,    http://www.waikikiroughwaterswim.com/

Sep 6 Upper Merion Open Water Swim Series.   800 Meters. https://www.athletepath.com/upper-merion-open-water-swim
Sep 8 Truckee Swim Classic, 2.4, 1.2 miles, 500 meters and kids races 25-200 meters.   Donner Lake, CA http://tahoeswimming.com/events/truckee-swim-classic/
Sep 8 1.4 Mile Provincetown Harbor Swim 4 Life AIDS Benefit, Provincetown MA Jay Critchley, P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657 http://www.swim4life.org/
Sep 9 Liberty to Freedom Swim.  2.2 miles.  From the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower.  New York, NY.  http://urbanswim.org/liberty-to-freedom-swim/
Sep 9 First Annual SEALKIDS SwimJam. 5K open water swim,  Isle of Palms, SC. http://funraise.selakids.org/
Sep 9 Horsetooth Open Water Swim, 10K, 2.4 and 1.2 Mile and youth swims.  Fort Collins, Colorado. http://www.horsetoothswim.com
Sep 10
In Search of Memphre –25 miles, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT  – Magog, QC.   http://kingdomgames.co/in-search-of-memphre/
Sep 10 JJ Hill Days, 1 & 2 Mile Swims.  Wayzata, MN. http://www.minnesotamasters.com/
Sep 10 Pier-2-Pier swim Race, 2 miles, Wrightsville Beach, NC. http://pier-2-pier.com/

Sep 10 Big Shoulders, 5K and 2.5K.  Lake Michigan.  Chicago IL.  http://www.bigshoulders.org/ 
Sep 10 Aqua Sphere North Shore 5K swim.  Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay, HI.  http://northshore5kswim.com/
Sep 10 18th Annual Lake Murray Dam Swim for Drew, 2 miles, Columbia, SC.  http://sites.google.com/site/lhsdamswimfordrew/ 
Sep 10-11 Lake Hopatcong Swim Festival, 9, 2, 1 and .5 mile swims, Lake Hopatcong in NJ. USAS and USMS Sanction  www.swimlakehopatcong.com  
Sep 11 Golden Gate Sharkfest Swim, 1.6 Miles, Sausalito, CA   http://sharkfestswim.com/
Sep 11 RCP Tiburon Mile, Tiburon CA, http://www.rcptiburonmile.com/
Sep 11 9th Annual Tallchief Open Water Challenge, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 mile swims.  Lake Tallchief, Sand Springs, OK  https://www.clubassistant.com/  
Sep 11 Whiskeytown 1 &2 mile swims, Redding, CA.  website:  http://pacificmasters.org/content/open-water-swims
Sep 11 84th Annual La Jolla Rough Water Swim, CANCELLED FOR 2016,  1 & 3 mile, 250 yard junior event, La Jolla, CA   http://swimlajolla.com/    Swimmer Description
Sep 15 Ironcare Splash and Dash, Race 4.  750 or 1500 meter swim.  Tempe Town Lake, AZ.  http://www.4peaksracing.com/
Sep 16 10k Invitational Open Water Swim, Seattle, WA  http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/event/10k-invitational/
Sep 16  

12th Annual Wharf to Wharf Swim, 1400 Meters beginning at historic Williams Wharf in Mathews County, Virginia and crossing the East River of Mobjack Bay to Hicks Wharf and return. Benefits Mathews Land Conservancy, minimum of $100 in sponsorships to swim.   Go to “Events” at www.mathewslandconservancy.com

Sept 17 Breezy Point,  5K, New York, NY.   http://www.cibbows.org/races/
Sep 17 Last Gasp of Summer, 1 and 2 mile swims.  Angle Lake, SeaTac, WA. USMS and USAS Sanctioned.   http://www.lastgaspofsummer.com/   
Sep 17 Breezy Point 5K, New York, NY.   http://www.cibbows.org/races/
Sep 18 4th  Annual Nadador Mile Rough Water Swims 1 and 2 miles, Dana Point, CA. https://www.clubassistant.com/
Sep 17 Race #4, 5000 and 2000 meters swims, Alum Creek State Park, Deleware, OH.  http://www.zoomracingusa.com/open-water-swim 
Sep 18 Swim Hobbs Island, 5 , 2 and 1 mile swims.  Madison Countat Launch, Huntsville, AL.    http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=19206
Sep 18 Toad Suck Open Water Swim, 1.5 K, Conway, AR  http://www.dltevents.com/

Sep 18 2nd Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, 1500 meters, Newport Harbor, Newport, RI, http://newportsharkfest-usopenwater.eventbrite.com
Sep 18 Swim Across America, Baltimore.  1 & 3 Miles, Baltimore, MD. website:  http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/
Sep 19 Boston Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 K.  Boston Harbor, Boston, MA.   http://sharkfestswim.com/
Sep 20 Newport Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 K.  Newport, RI.  http://sharkfestswim.com/
Sept 23

Angel Island Swim and Gala, 1 Mile,  San Francisco, CA http://www.odysseyopenwater.com/  Swim followed by a sunset yacht cruise around the bay with dinner & drinks

Sep 24 Saltwater Swim Sweries Northwest, Seattle, WA.  .5 mi, 1 mil, or 1.75 mile routes in the beautiful Salish Sea. http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/event/saltwater-swim-series-northwest/
Sep 24 Triple Dip, 1 mile, 5K, and 10K swims, New York, NY.   http://www.cibbows.org/races/
Sep 24 Keller Point Cove, Swim for Kid's Sake, 2, 1 and 1/2 miles.   San Francisco Bay, CA.  website:  http://www.openwaterpacific.org/
Sep 24 Ohio River Swim, .5, 1.2 and 2.4 swims.  Cardinal Harbor, Prospect, KY.  http://ohioriverswim.weebly.com/
Sep 25 6th Annual Swim Around Charleston, 10 miles, solo and 2 & 4 person relays.  Charleston, SC.  http://www.swimaroundcharleston.com/ 
Sep 25 Tikiswim, 2.4 and 1.2 miles.  Oceanside, CA.  http://www.tikiswim.com/
Sep 30 Arizona Open Water, 4000, 2000, 1000 meters. Canyon Lake, Arizona http://www.azopenwater.com/



Oct 2 San Diego Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 K.  San Diego, CA.  http://sharkfestswim.com/
Oct 2 Ironcare Splash and Dash, Race 2.  750 or 1500 meter swim.  Tempe Town Lake, AZ.  http://www.4peaksracing.com/
Oct 2 Agua Fresca, 1 or 2 Mile , Seattle, WA. 


Oct 4  Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash,  5K, 2.5K, 1K.  Sarasota, FL.   https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1290&smid=5765 
Oct 7 6th Annual Awesome Alki Bash, Seattle WA. 1 mile in Puget Sound, includes fish and chips around the bonfire.   http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/event/awesomw-alki/ 
 Oct 8 South Shore Open Water Swim.  2.4 Mile, 1.2 Mile and .5 miles.  Lake Side Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA.  http://bigblueadventure.com/sports/swimming/
Oct 11 Swim the Suck, 10 mile swim, Tennessee River Gorge, Chattanooga, TN.  http://www.swimthesuck10mile.com/
Oct 11 Swim the Loop - 3.5 Miles and Mott's Channel Sprint - 1.3 miles.  Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach, NC.  www.swimtheloop.com
Oct 12 6th Annual San Diego Sharkfest Swim, 1 Mile.  San Diego Harbor, San Diego, CA  http://www.sharkfestswim.com/
Oct 12 21st Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swim, 10K, 7.25K 4K, 2K, .8K; Harrington Sound, Bermuda. Website: www.AquaMoonAdventures.com
Oct 15 Triangle Open Water Hurricane Swim.  1, 1.2, 2, or 2.4 Mile swims.  New Hope Overlook, NC.   http://www.triangleopenwater.com/
Oct 15 To the Bridge and Back. 10 Mile Race, maximum 25 male/female entrants.  5 Mile race, capped at 100 athletes, 2.4 mile swim.  Upper James River, Midlothian, VA.  

Oct 20

Lake Travis Relay, 14th Annual, 12-mile open water swimming, 6-person relay. Solo division included. Info at: www.LakeTravisRelay.com or AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com  Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, 512-327-0955.

Oct 22 Alcatraz Swim, 1.5 Miles strong current and waves,  San Francisco, CA  http://www.odysseyopenwater.com/
Oct 22   http://snappingtortuga.com/events-2/
Oct 28 Arizona Open Water, 4000, 2000, 1000 meters. Bartlett Lake, Arizona http://www.azopenwater.com/

Oct 28

Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational, 7k across Waikiki and back, http://www.longdistanceswim.com/ 

Oct 28 Swim Around Fort De Sota, 10 K swim.  St. Petersburg, FL  https://globalswimseries.com/swim-around-fort-de-soto/
Oct 31 - Nov 4 Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge, Highland Lakes, TX.  Swim 5 lakes in 5 days! The first-ever open water swimming stage race. Held in the beautiful Highland Lakes hill country territory, just outside of Austin, Texas. Each day offers different challenges. Divisions: 5-day "Monster Challenge” or  3-day "Weekend Warrior,” as well as individual day stage races offered.  Daily "Monster" distances between 2+ and 4+ miles. Mile swim offered on some days. Info at:  www.HighlandLakesChallenge.com  or www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com. Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, 512-327-0955



Nov 2 - 6 Barbados Open Water Festival.  5K and 1.5 K swims.  Carlisle Bay, Barbados.  http://www.swimbarbadosvacations.com/

Nov 6

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, 5.2, 2 and 1 mile swims in the US Virgin Islands www.swimrace.com