Open Water Swimming Contacts and Places
Looking for somewhere to swim or someone to swim with in open water? Here is the place!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to this list
|Alabama||Birmingham||Lake Purdy, every Saturday and Sunday (all day) April 30-October 31, John Brown (256)393-6315 or email@example.com|
|California||Avila Beach||Sundays at 11am, contact firstname.lastname@example.org more info on swimavila.com|
|California||Huntington Beach||Steve Munatones, 714-305-7374, email@example.com|
|California||La Jolla Cove||La Jolla Swim Buddies, http://www.lajollacoveswimclub.org/SwimBuddyPage.html|
Mitch Chupack, Zuma
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone (818) 223-7500
|California||Monterey||Kelp Krawlers. They meet Sunday 11:15 AM at Lovers' Point, Pacific Grove, Tuesday 5:00 PM at Wharf II and Friday at 5:45 PM at Wharf II. Go to https://www.facebook.com/KelpKrawlers for more information.|
Sacramento Swimming Enthusiasts.
Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma. This is a fun supportive group which meets every Thursday from April - October. Various Open Water Swims, 1.0 - 3.1 miles. Annual group donation $10.00
|California||San Francisco||Swim Art groups meet at Aquatic Park on Monday evenings, 6:00/6:20 March 17-Oct 13, They have Wednesday night swims at Treasure Island, 6:30 PM, check schedule at http://swim-art.com/groupswims.html $10 drop in fee.|
|California||San Francisco.||Swim Art has expedition swims, fun non-training swims at various locations in the Bay area. Check schedule at http://swim-art.com/expeditions.html for dates, places and fees.|
Swims in Berkeley at the Berkeley Marina. Sunday mornings 10 am year-round, and Tuesday evenings most of the year. The full schedule and pricing at: odysseyopenwater.com
|California||Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association and Ocean Ducks offer informal group swims at the following times. Sunday, Butterfly Beach, 9 AM. Mon. Wed and Fri., Goleta Beach at 12 Noon. Saturday, 9 AM at various locations. Website: http://www.sbchannelswim.org/oceanducks.html|
|Colorado||Boulder||Boulder Reservoir, Tuesday, Thursday, 6:10 - 7:40 AM starting May 27th until September 4th . $15 drop in fee, passes available. Go to http://www.bamswimteam.org/.|
|Colorado||Denver||Chatfield Reservoir. April 26th - Sept 27th 2008. Monday and Wednesday evenings, 4:30 to 7:00 PM and Saturdays 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM usually from second week in May through September. Masters registration required. Parking fee in 2009 was $6. http://www.comsa.org/|
|Colorado||Ft. Collins||Various Saturdays from May though September in Lindenmeir Lake. Contact George Thornton for more information email: email@example.com or phone 970-482-1818.|
|Colorado||Littleton||Bowles Reservoir, May – Aug. Wednesday, Friday mornings from 5:30 - 7:00 a.m. (starts June 4th) Saturdays and Sundays from 7-9:30 a.m (starts May 17th). MARKED COURSE WITH BUOYS SET UP ALL SEASON. Options to swim 1/2, 1, 2 and 2.4 mile courses. Go to www.milehighmultisport.com and click on the open water swimming link for more information. Drop in fee $15. Season Pass and punch cards available.|
|Colorado||Windsor||Rockbridge Lake in Windsor, Colorado. Mondays in the summer. $10 drop in fee. http://www.windsortriclub.com/w3cworkoutlocations/w3copenwaterswims.html|
|Florida||Boca Raton, Southeast FL||Randy Nutt, 954-821-3294. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
Monday’s 5:45pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday’s 6:45am - 8am, Palmetto & A1A, Boca Raton. map. Buoys set each week to practice different swimming skills. Open to swimmers of all levels but no lifeguards; swim at your own risk. Contact email@example.com for more information. Free for BRT members, $5 for non-members.
|Florida||Clearwater||Clearwater Beach, various days, usually evenings 4:30 to 6 PM. Contact Jim Burton, 727-586-2254|
|Florida||Coral Springs, Southeast FL||Randy Nutt, 954-821-3294. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Florida||Ft. Lauderdale||Saturday, 9 - 10 AM. Meet at the Hall of Fame. Contact John Acton email@example.com|
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Meet at
north end of fishing pier parking lot, 5th Ave. N. and 1st St. We
swim 1.25 miles with the current & return on foot. (If the current is
going from north to south, we walk first.) Roundtrip swim is optional.
Generally swim every Sunday when water temperature is above 70 F.
|Florida||Miami||-Swim Gym in the Alper JCC, open water swimming every Saturday at 7AM at 8th St Miami Beach Saturdays and 7 AM at Hobie Beach on Key Biscayne Sundays, unless we have a swim meet to attend. Open Water Swimming also available by reservation during school year, Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM for training and/or teaching. More information, Contact Robert Strauss, Pool Address: 3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Office # 305-361-3601, Main Office # 305-273-1129, Mobile # 305-283-6390|
|Florida||Miami||Oletta Park, North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles, 163rd street. This is a buoyed off area in the bay, about 200 meters each crossing. Week to week schedule, check http://www.meetup.com/MiamiOpenWater/|
Ocean swim, Sundays at 12
Street lifeguard stand, 11:00AM: May - November
3:00PM: December - April. Contact Jim Harper, 536 NE 128 St., N. Miami, FL 33161, cell 786-423-2665 (RUM-ICE-COOL) website: www.nadadores.org
|Florida||Orlando||Lucky's Lake Swims. Weekdays, 6:30 AM, Saturdays 7:45 AM. website: http://www.luckyslakeswim.com/|
Open Water Training. Tuesdays
and Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and Saturdays 8 am - 9 am. Visit website
and click on the Masters page or call Mark Canterbury,
|Florida, Northwest||Seagrove Beach||
Jeffrey C. Ellis, 850.830.4180 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Beaches Open
|Hawaii||Oahu||Saturdays 9:00 meet at Ala Moana Beach Park on the Diamond Head side. Sundays 8:00 at Kaimana Beach, also known as San Souci Beach, (also the start of the annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim), right in front of the Banyan tree restaurant. Check http://waikikiswimclub.org/ and click on weekly swims for updates and others swims at different times of the year.|
|Hawaii||Maui||Sunday swims: 8:30ish start, S. Maluaka Beach, non-sanctioned, unguarded, at-you-own-risk swims 1.5-2 miles with lots of playtime and coral reef (sometimes elsewhere if bad swell or expected murky waters). Inquire at: County pools or Masters Swim Practices.|
|Hawaii||Maui||Sunday swims - 9am Old Airport Beach to Kaanapali Beach, 1-1.5 miles (West side of Maui for those staying in Kaanapali/Kapalua/Lahaina - mostly over 30-50 feet sandy bottom). No Contact person|
|Illinois||Carbondale, Southern IL||
Rick Walker, phone: 618-924-6988. e-mail: email@example.com
Lee St. Beach. Meet
at Lifeguard Stands, May - Oct at sunrise,
Contact Michelle Milne,
|Illinois||Chicago||Chess Pavilion, north of Oak Street Beach, Ladder #1 around Sunrise on the weekend mornings. Usually finished by 8:00 AM. Contact Steve Hernan at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://openwaterchicago.com/|
Simonton Lake, Lakeshore Grill
Parking Lot, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 AM. Saturdays @ 6:30 or
7:00 AM, Sundays at 7:15 AM.
Contact: Paula Turk 574-293-1683
|Maine||Bath||Various salt and fresh water in Midcoast area. George McDonough. Hopper@swimvacation.com, http://www.swimvacation.com|
Crystal Lake, Town Beach
Every day, - 6:00 AM Start
2.2 mile round trip to far end of the lake.
Stiles Pond, Town Beach
Every day - Some start as early as 4:30 am. Most start on the 1/2 hour beginning from 5:00 - 8:00 am. 1000 meters from beach to camp at far end of the lake.
Glen Lake, Town Boat Launch
M - F 5:45 AM / 6:00 AM send off - Early May - Mid September
Loops possible: .4 mile (power lines and back) / 1 mile (to an "ironman dock & back) / 1.5 miles (ironman dock - cross lake - along far shore - return along power lines) / 1.7 miles (ironman dock - island - return)
|New York||Brooklyn||Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers or CIBBOWS, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM, Brighton Beach at Grimaldo's Lifeguard Chair, check website for season start at www.cibbows.org|
|New York||Long Island||The "West-Neck Pod" swims regularly several mornings a week at West Neck Beach in Cold Spring Harbor and irregularly at other local Long Island beaches starting in June and ending when icicles form (usually late October-November). Contact information email@example.com, with group swims schedules posted on the blog (http://TheWater-Blog.blogspot.com) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WestNeckPod).|
|North Carolina||Jordon Lake||Twice a month, every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:00 or 6:30 PM. Jordon Lake. Contact Marty Gaal at 407-256-2658 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh||Darren Miller - email@example.com|
|Rhone Island||Smithfield||Georgiaville Pond, Tues and Thurs. starting 5:30 - 6:00 AM, Saturday at 7:30 AM. Start in May. Tuesday and Thursday end in Sept, Saturdays go through mid-October. Contact Jorge Matesanz, email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Carolina||Tega Cay||
Sunday mornings and holidays.
Times vary. One mile out and back, shorter routes available.
Contact: Cheryl Reinke, email@example.com with Rock Hill Masters.
|Utah||Salt Lake City||Various lakes, times & places. Go to http://www.utahopenwater.com/p/group-swims.html or contact Josh Green at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Open water Swimming at
Haymarket, Virginia. Millbrook Quarry. Swimming is from 2:30 to 4:30 PM
on Sunday afternoons, Mid-April - September. $25 fee, wetsuits
required. More information at:
|Washington||Seattle/Kent||Training at Lake Meridian: June 24 – August 19. Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM. http://www.weraisethebar.com/wednesday-swims-at-lake-meridian.html|
|Washington||Seattle||Embrace life, challenge yourself, and have fun with small-group swim excursions this season. Spectacular urban or wilderness scenery awaits. Into and registrations at http://say-yes-to-life-swims.com/|
http://www.rowsteam.com/ or Josh Hasenohrl,
E-mail for information about days/times to swim in Lake Wazeecha.
|Country, Ireland||Cork (South coast)||
Swim contacts in Ireland: http://www.swimireland.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=678&Itemid=197
Ned Denison, Phone: +353 87 987 1573 email: email@example.com, available for info about other Irish and European swims if someone can't find out any other information.