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Update to the 3 August Harborfest Tri Distance Swims: there is now a 5K offered!
Come see the (U.S.) nation's capital and enjoy some open water camaraderie!
Big thanks to Jen Baker for contributing a Dixie Zone (southeastern US) open water swim calendar:
Evan, I would be happy to work on a New England calendar.
Also, is there any chance you can add a column to the US one that lists avg water temp (if known)? I know that would rule some swims out for me automatically (like Key West) because the water's too hot. Just a suggestion. Feel free to throw rotten tomatoes.
thank you, @slknight! I will contact you offline.
An integrated Northern California open water swim calendar (USMS + Water World + independent swims e.g. Tiburon Mile + Dolphin Club + South End):
Big thanks to @slknight for compiling a New England regional swim calendar for us!
Let us know of any additions/corrections.
I am updating 2016 Calendar for Mid-Atlantic region. Please let me know if you have any info on new events for region. I could also use some help from anyone with 2016 info regarding the VBLA Ocean Swim Series, Lake Moomaw Swim, Cedar Island 5K, Chris Greene Lake cable swim and Valley Forge Marathon Swim. Please send via PM and I will update calendar. Thanks.
Not many (any?) West Ozzies on here I presume, but thought some people may be interested to see what we have on offer down under over west.
Jump-started by @Leonard_Jansen and his friend Anya, I've updated the US Marathon Swim Calendar with all currently known 2016 dates.
Please send any corrections, new dates, or new swims through the contact form.
In addition to the US Marathon Calendar, MSF currently maintains 6 regional OWS calendars: Southern California, Northern California, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Dixie Zone, and New England.
Interested in developing a new regional calendar? Let us know!
Pacific NW, anyone?
I want to personally thank @Franco, @bluemermaid9, and @slknight for owning the Mid-Atlantic, Dixie Zone, and New England (respectively) open water swim calendars this year.
As a small token of appreciation, you'll be receiving an MSF silicone swim cap (or refund if you already ordered one).
Meanwhile... if anyone has any interest in Southern California, Northern California, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, or U.S. Marathons -- or starting a new calendar in a region we don't yet serve -- please let me know!
Quite a lot of people view these calendars via Google searches, so your efforts do make a difference in helping people find open water opportunities in their area - and bringing new people to the sport.
@evmo : Got my cap today. That yellow is rockin'! Thank you.
I am updating Mid-Atlantic calendar for 2017. There are a few changes this year that may affect you so I would like to get finished as soon as possible. I would appreciate any help if someone knows status of the following swims for 2017: Atlantic City Bridge to Bridge, VLBA Ocean Swims, Valley Forge Marathon Swim, Cedar Island 5K.
I have reached out to a few Race Directors on their 2017 swims and hoping for a prompt response. If you know of some in the region that were not on calendar last year, please PM and let me know.
The long time Potomac Swim for the Environment has been cancelled for 2017. Hopes to return in 2018.
@Franco The AC Bridge to Bridge doesn't get announced typically until at least April, if not May. It's run by a club swimming league and they're not the most organized when it comes to publicity. Cedar Island always is the last Sunday in August, time TBD because it's tide based. Can't imagine it not happening in 2017 unless something crazy happens. Midge Kerr is the RD, though she could be out of town. PM me for her email if you need it.
Mid-Atlantic Calendar has been updated for 2017.
There is a new offering for a 911 Memorial Swim. 9.11 miles on Lake Hopatcong. As previously mentioned, the Potomac Swim for the Environment is cancelled for 2017. The Md Swim for Life and Swim Ocean City unfortunately fall on same day this year. Swim Ocean City is only offering the 9 mile event this year so I would recommend that for a longer swim and MD Swim for Life if you are looking for distances up to 5 miles. Thanks to all who helped in compiling the list.
Thank you @bluemermaid9 for starting our new New York region open water swim calendar!
Wow, @bluemermaid9 that's an awesome calendar you guys have up there. That 10-miler "Verrazano..." test event you guys are doing. Is it a test because sometime in 2018 it'll be open to all?
@IronMike - My understanding is that it is open to CIBBOWS members only. CIBBOWS has a link on their website to join. As to your question, I'm afraid I can't answer it but perhaps someone on the Forum can?
It is open to CIBBOWS members only, I'm not sure what future plans are. But why postpone joy? Join CIBBOWS (it's a bargain) and pick a date! Me and J9swim are swimming on Saturday, hoping for strong tides, mild winds and a whale or dolphin sighting.
@bluemermaid9 - can you add the Finger Lakes Open Water Swim Festival 9/23-9/24 to your calendar?
@swimrn62 - Will do! Thanks for letting me know.
Mid-Atlantic Calendar has been updated for 2018.
Potomac Swim for the Environment returns this year after a year off.
The Nanticoke River Swim is not happening. They are going with Triathlon only events this year.
The Escape to Lewes Swim in the fall has been moved to Cape May in June and will be called Escape the Cape.
Some swims had not been updated yet but are annual swims typically falling on same weekend. They are noted as tentative date. If you see anything I am missing please PM me and I will get it added.