Places to Swim

Open Water Swimming Contacts and Places

Open Water Swimming Contacts and Places

Looking for somewhere to swim or someone to swim with in open water?

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Alabama Birmingham Lake Purdy, every Saturday and Sunday (all day) April 30-October 31, John Brown (256) 393-6315 or jbrown762000@yahoo.com
California Avila Beach Sundays at 11am, contact info@swimavila.com more info on swimavila.com
California Huntington Beach Steve Munatones, (714) 305-7374, steve@pan-pacific-partners.com
California La Jolla Cove La Jolla Swim Buddies, http://www.lajollacoveswimclub.org/SwimBuddyPage.html
California Malibu Mitch Chupack, Zuma Beach E-mail mchupack@ryland.com, 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.
California Sacramento Sacramento Swimming Enthusiasts. www.meetup.com/sacswim 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.
California Berkeley 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 26th until September 1st . $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: louiset36@comcast.net or phone (970) 482-1818.
Colorado Littleton Bowles Reservoir, May - Aug. Wednesday, Friday mornings from 5:30 - 7:00 AM. (starts June 4th) Saturdays and Sundays from 7-9:30 AM (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 FLRandy Nutt, (954) 821-3294. Contact info@randynutt.com. Florida Boca Raton Monday’s 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM, Wednesday’s 6:45 AM - 8 AM, 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 info@bocaratontriathletes.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 ClearwaterClearwater Beach, every Tuesday at 6:00 PM from last week of March to the last week of October. Lifeguard Station 5, and Saturdays at 8:30 AM same place.
Contact Leo Briceno, (727) 455-0748
Florida Coral Springs Southeast FLRandy Nutt, (954) 821-3294. Contact info@randynutt.com
Florida Ft. Lauderdale Saturday, 9 - 10 AM. Meet at the Hall of Fame. Contact John Acton jacton@flaswim.com
Florida Jacksonville Beach Duval Ocean Swimmers (DOS) meet on Sundays 9:00 AM at the North end of the fishing pier parking lot, 5th Ave. North and 1st ST. The swim is a measured one mile course from the Pier North and dependent on the current we may walk to the north end to swim south to the pier. Distance is to the swimmers discretion, many choose to swim both ways. DOS is a year round group, but it must be noted that the ocean temps at the end of January may drop into the high 40s. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/duvaloceanswimmers/ for more information. email: John Fox, jfox@lsijax.com
Florida Miami Swim Gym in the Alper JCC, open water swimming every Saturday at 7:00 AM at 8th St Miami Beach Saturdays and 7:00 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/ Miami Open Water
Florida Miami Beach Ocean swim, Sundays at 12 Street lifeguard stand, 11:00AM: May - November 3:00 PM: 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/ FloridaOrlando/Winter ParkOpen Water Training. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM and Saturdays 8 AM - 9 AM. Visit website at www.waterexercisetechnologies.com and click on the Masters page or call Mark Canterbury, (407) 844-5780.
Florida Northwest Seagrove Beach Jeffrey C. Ellis, (850) 830-4180 (cell), jeffrey.ellis@mchsi.com
Florida Venice Gulf Beaches Open Water: http://gulfbeachesopenwater.org/programs.html
e-mail: gene@dpfitnessandwellness.com
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 - 9:00 AM 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 personIllinoisCarbondale, Southern IL Rick Walker, phone: (618) 924-6988.
e-mail: rwalker@athletics.siu.edu
Illinois Evanston Lee St. Beach. Meet at Lifeguard Stands, May - Oct at sunrise, Contact Michelle Milne, shell4art@gmail
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 srhernan@gmail.com or http://openwaterchicago.com/IndianaElkhartSimonton 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 574-293-1683MaineBathVarious salt and fresh water in Midcoast area. George McDonough. Hopper@swimvacation.com, http://www.swimvacation.com
Maine Grey Crystal Lake, Town Beach Every day, - 6:00 AM Start 2.2 mile round trip to far end of the lake. Massachusetts BoxfordStiles 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.
Nevada Las Vegas Coached and kayak supported open water swims at Lake Mead. Intervals to exploration, we welcome swimmers of all levels. Contact Kara Robertson swimlasvegas@gmail.com, http://www.swimlasvegas.com
New Hampshire Goffstown 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 westneckpod@verizon.net, 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 marty@osbmultisport.com Pennsylvania PittsburghDarren Miller - dmiller@darren-miller.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: jorgesbr@yahoo.com
Utah Salt Lake City Various lakes, times & places. Go to http://www.utahopenwater.com/p/group-swims.html or contact Josh Green at joshuakgreen@gmail.com
Virginia Haymarket 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: http://www.rehabtoracing.com/openwater.php
Washington Seattle/Kent Training at Lake Meridian: June 25 – August 20. Hour plus open water swim workout http://www.weraisethebar.com/training-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/
Washington Federal Way Open Water Swimming: Angle Lake - SeaTac WA, 5 Mile Lake and Steel Lake - Federal Way WA Swim Team, Triathlete and Open Water Training. http://www.bluewave-aquatics.com/Schedule.aspx or email: wendy@bluewave-aquatics.com $15.00 drop in fee or $60 punch card for 5 visits.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Rapids http://www.rowsteam.com/ or Josh Hasenohrl, joshhasenohrl@gmail.com. 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: ned.denison@corkopenwater.com,
available for info about other Irish and European swims if someone can't find out any other information.