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Long Distance Calendar




June 15, 1998

At long last I've updated the 1998 Calendar!  Please send all
additions/corrections to Lynnmar@nortel.ca, as I rarely read
rec.sport.swimming these days!
Thanks.
Lynn
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1998 Long Distance Swimming Calendar                 June 15th, 1998
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| The following is a list of long distance swims for 1998.
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 notify rec.sport.swimming and rec.sport.triathlon when an 
| updated list is available, and post updates on the web.

I plan to post an updated list to rec.sport.swimming and rec.sport.triathlon
| as time permits.  I will send the list out by e-mail if you have 
| problems accessing usenet news.

| Old versions are available at:

Bill Black (whblack@ix.netcom.com) has set up:
   http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/swim/
David Tree (tree@unb.ca) has set up:
   http://www.unb.ca/web/Masters_swimming/index.html
| If someone posts the new version on his/her web site, please let me
| and rec.sport.swimming/rec.sport.triathlon know!

| Note that where I do not have 1998 information, but believe the swim is
| annual, I have provided the 1997 (or earlier) 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 has contributed information to the list.

  Lynn Marshall                        ph: (+1) 613-765-4856 (EST)
  Northern Telecom                    fax: (+1) 613-763-5783 (phone first)
  P.O. Box 3511 Station C          e-mail: lynnmar@nortel.ca
  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4H7

p.s.  Changes since the last issue are marked by "|" in the margin.

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1998/9:

January:

USMS 1 Hour Postal Swim.
  [January 1st-31st, 1997].  
  Contact: Pacific Masters Swimming, 580 Sunset Parkway, Novato, California,
  USA 94947.  http://pacificmasters.org/
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca).

Perth Polar Bear Plunge.
  [January 1st, 1997].  Perth, Ontario, Canada.
  Cost: $5.  Fund raiser.
  Contact: Dave Lavery (+1) 613-264-0290 (EST).
  Information provided by: Eric Jacksch (ejacksch@nortel.ca).

Clifton Cold Water 1 Mile Sea Swim.
| January 1st, 1999.  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
| Contact:  Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2),
| Peter Hawkins (+27) 21-787-5517 (GMT+2) (w), (+27) 21-780-1228 (GMT+2) (h).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Out and back.  Pre-registration not required.
  The sea is only "cold" by local standards!
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Alcatraz Swim.
  [January 1st, 1996.]  Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California, USA.
  Contact: San Francisco Dolphin Club and South End Rowing Club (+1)
  415-978-0837 (PST).
  Open to club members only.
  Information provided by: Bede Seymour (bede@greenbox.corp.sun.com).

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.
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).
  
Berri Swim.
  [January 4th, 1997].  Berri, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

IOWSA Hospice Swim-a-longgg 600m and 1.5km Swims.
  [January 5th, 1997].  Kleinfontein Dam Benoni, South Africa.
  Hosted by TLDSA and Hospice Associations.  Cost: R15.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  or Doug Arnold (+27) 11-849-6493 (GMT+2). 
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Fun swims for a worthy cause.
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and
  Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Cottlesloe 1 Mile Swim.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Cottlesloe, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Cottlesloe SLSC (+61) 9-383-4400 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Boca Raton Ocean 1 Mile Classic.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Steve Griffith, Boca Raton Marine Safety Headquarters
  (+1) 407-393-7820 or (+1) 407-393-7842 (EST).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266 (EST).

New Year's Resolution 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [January 7th, 1996.]  Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, 
  USA 96784.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com).

|Voltaren Emulgel 3 day Swim (1500m + 5km + 3km).
| January 8-10th, 1999.  Voltaren Emulgel, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: Wayne Ridden (+27) 331-945781 (GMT+2), wayner@futurenet.co.za
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Date to be confirmed.
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Pre-World Championships 5km and 25km Swims.
  [January 12th, 1997].  Perth, West Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Sally McConnell (SallyMc@onaustralia.com.au).

Port Augusta Swim.
  [January 12th, 1997].  Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Annual Henley to Grange Swim.
  [January 19th, 1997].  Henley, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Durham Light Masters Open Water 4km and 7.5km Championships.
  [January 19th, 1997].  Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand.
  Contact: Richard Arnold, 7 Harvey St., Tauranga, New Zealand.
  (+64) 7-578-4296 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Sorrento Super 1km and 2km Ocean Swims.
  [January 20th, 1996.]  Sorrento, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 20yrs+.
  Contact: Ruth Andrew (+61) 9-271-9992 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Germiston 1200m Swim.
| January 25th, 1998.  Victoria Lake, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa.
  Hosted by Germiston City Council.
  Contact: Pieter Lotter, Germiston - Parks Dept. (+27) 011-871-7807 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Across the lake.  Very popular with a large entry (close to 2000)
  and festive atmosphere.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar 
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Australia Day 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [January 26th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 14yrs+.
  Contact: Max Wannell (+61) 9-448-4625 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Australia Day 1.6km Swim.
  [January 26th, 1996.]  Perth Water, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Paul Lee (+61) 9-444-9147 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Swim-thru-Perth 4.5km River Swim.
  [January 27th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Michelle Bower (+61) 9-384-1145 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Brazilian Marathon Swim.
  [January 29th, 1994.]  Vittoria, Brazil.
  Contact: Dr. Sylvio Kelly Dos Santos, Av Rio Branco 185/1402, 20.040
  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Fax: (+55) 21-253-6174 (GMT-3).
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

|Long Beach Mile, Part II.
| January 1999.  Simons Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
| Contact: Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2).
| Peter Hawkins (+27) 21-787-5517 (GMT+2) (w), (+27) 21-780-1228 (GMT+2) (h).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

False Bay IronMan 10km Swim.
| January, 1999.  Simons Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
| Contact: Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2)
| Peter Bales (+27) 21-61-9359 or (+27) 21-788-5810 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and
  Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Nelson Masters Xerox Open Watyer 2km and 3km Swims.
  [January, 1997].  Nelson, New Zealand.
  Contact: Norm Colicott, 27 Hunter Avenue, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand.
  (+64) 3-544-4730 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Foveaux Masters Open Water Swim.
  [January, 1997].  Awarau Bay, Invercargill, New Zealand.
  Contact: Sharon Ferguson, 39 Oreti Road, Otatara 9RD, Invercargill, New
  Zealand.  (+64) 3-213-1373 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

February:

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.
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).
  
Tamalpias Aquatic Masters Postal 1650yd Swim.
  [February 1-28th, 1997]. 
  Contact: Tamalpias Aquatic Masters (+1) 415-507-0188 (PST) or 
  (+1) 415-485-5909 (PST).
  Information provided by: Michael Moore (mwmoore@best.com), 
  http://pacificmasters.org/

February Postal Fitness Challenge.
  [February 1-28th, 1994.]  
  Cost: US$5 (US$8 for non-US). Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: February Fitness Challenge, c/o Scott Rabalais, 950 South Foster
  Drive #29, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70806.  (+1) 504-928-5596 (CST).
  Awards based on total distance swum for month of February.
  Entry deadline March 21st.  
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Loxton Swim.
  [February 2nd, 1997].  Loxton, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Tasmanian Open 16km Swim.
  [February 2nd, 1997].  Lake Trevallyn, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Sally McConnell (SallyMc@onaustralia.com.au).

Olympic Club Mile Swim.
  [February 2nd, 1997].  San Francisco, California, USA.  
  Swim is in a 25yd pool.  No deck entries.  (Rescheduled from Jan. 26th.)
  Contact: Olympic Club (+1) 415-457-0199 (PST) or (+1) 415-721-4011 (PST).
  Information provided by: Michael Moore (mwmoore@best.com), 
  http://pacificmasters.org/

Durham Light Masters Harbour 2km Swim Championships.
  [February 2nd, 1997].  Tauranga, New Zealand.
  Contact: Larry Dixon, P.O. Box 2329, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  (+64) 7-571-0206 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Cottlesloe-Swanbourne 2.2km Swim-Thru.
  [February 3rd, 1996.]  Cottlesloe, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Colin Cook, Nedlands SLSC (+61) 9-384-2467 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Bronkhorstbaai 1500m Swim.
  [February 4th, 1996.]  Bronkhorstspruit Dam, N. Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  Northern Transvaal Masters, Terry Downes (+27) 12-46-2306 (h) (GMT+2),
  (+27) 12-354-6744 (w) (GMT+2).
  Triangular swim.  Over 1000 people expected.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), and Osmar 
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca).
  
WASA Long Distance 8km and 16km River Championships.
  [February 4th, 1996.]  Matilda Bay, Swam River, West Australia, Australia.
  Open (separate 8km swim for Masters).
  Contact: Kevin Holtom (+61) 9-447-7905 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

New Zealand Masters Games 2km Swim.
  [February 6th, 1997].  Virginia Lake, Wanganui, New Zealand.
  Contact: NZ Masters Games, P.O. Box 500, Wanganui, New Zealand.
  fax: (+64) 6-345-0015.
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Tarawera Masters Lake Rotoma 1km, 3km, 6km Swims.
  [February 6th, 1997].  Lake Rotoma, New Zealand.
  Contact: Helen Rayner, 25 Rata Avenue, Edgecumbe, New Zealand.
  (+64) 7-304-9233 (GMT+13), fax: (+64) 7-304-9372.
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

New Zealand Masters 2km Open Water Championships.
  [February 6th, 1995.]  Wanganui, New Zealand.
  Contact: Christine Binnie, 3 Walker Place, Wanganui, New Zealand.
  (+64) 6-343-2765 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Tom Logan, FINA Masters Newsletter
  (tomswims@xtra.co.nz).

Santa Fe to Coronda Swim.
  [February 6th, 1994.]  Santa Fe, Argentina.
  Contact: Nestor A. Estevez, Av Belgrano 634-10, PISO-Of. "1",
  Capita Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Renmark Swim. 
  [February 9th, 1997].  Remark, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Rotorua Masters Lake Hinemoa Swim (New Zealand 3km Open Water Championships).
  [February 9th, 1997].  Lake Hinemoa, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  Contact: Margaret Dick, 90 Parawai Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand.
  (+64) 7-357-2024 (h) (GMT+13), (+64) 7-347-5531 (w) (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Auckland Central Masters Eagle Technology Bays 3.21km Swim.
  [February 9th, 1997].  Ferguson Wharf to Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland, 
  New Zealand.
  Contact: Ron Cutress (+64) 9-828-9549 (GMT+13), Marnie Raper 
  (+64) 9-627-0405 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Swim-Thru Leighton 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [February 10th, 1996.]  Leighton, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Tony Ince (+61) 9-341-8119 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Midmar 1 Mile Swim.
| February 14th, 1999.  Midmar Dam, Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: Midmar Mile Office, P.O. Box 101005, Scottsville, South Africa 
| 3209.  (+27) 331-6-6730 (08:30-12:30) Weekdays only (GMT+2), 
| fax (+27) 331-6-5940.
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  One mile, water level permitting.  Most popular SA event.  
| Limited to 11,000 entries and usually booked up by early December!
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), and Osmar 
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca).

Roskill Masters Red Beach 2km and 3km Swims.
  [February 16th, 1997].  Red Beach, Auckland, New Zealand.
  Contact: Wally Martin, 50 Queenstown Road, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.
  (+64) 9-625-7406 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Hernandarias to Parana Swim.
  [February 20th, 1994.]  Entre-Rios, Argentina.
  Contact: Nestor A. Estevez, Av Belgrano 634-10, PISO-Of. "1",
  Capita Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  Part of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Series.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel, P.O. Box 70366,
  Pasadena, California, USA 91117.

Rottnest Channel 20km Ocean Swim.
  [February 22nd, 1997].  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Alicia Duffield (+61) 9-320-3630 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Australian 16km Championships.
  [February 23rd, 1997].  Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

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).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Redhouse River Mile.
| February, 1999.  Zwartkops River, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  Alet Pretorius (+27) 41-55-8576 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and
  Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
South African Long Distance 2km, 5km and 25km Championships.
| February, 1999.  Kwaggaskloof dam, Worcester, South Africa.
| Contact: Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2).
| Peter Bales (+27) 21-61-9359 or (+27) 21-788-5810 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  11 hour limit on the 25km swim.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), and
  Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter 
  (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Bronkorstspruit 1500m Swim.
| February, 1998.  Bronkorstspruit, South Africa.
  Contact: Terry Downes (+27) 12-46-2036 (h) (GMT+2), 
  (+27) 12-354-6744 (w) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Triangular course.
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Kamloops Y Mid-Winter Mile.
  [February, 1996.]  Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  Contact: Catherine Kitchen (+1) 604-374-3322 (PST).
  Information provided by: David Tree (tree@jupiter.csd.unb.ca).
  
Breakwater 1 Mile Sea Swim.
  [February, 1996.]  Harbour, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Clive Smart, 19a Arnheim Rd., Hazeldene, Germiston, RSA 1401.
  (+27) 11-828-0212 (w) (GMT+2), (+27) 11-827-9686 (h) (GMT+2), 
  fax: (+27) 11-822-2755, e-mail: kic@apollo.is.co.za.
  From a boat at the end of the breakwater to Quay Four.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), and
  World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).
  
March:

Aussi Masters 1500m Postal Swim.
  [March 1st-April 30th, 1994.]
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: State Office (+61) 9-441-8249 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Port Pirie Swim.
  [March 2nd, 1997].  Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Auckland Central Masters Eagle Technology Rangitoto 4.45km Swim.
  [March 2nd, 1997].  Rangitoto to St. Heliers Beach, Auckland, New Zealand.
  Contact: Ron Cutress (+64) 9-828-9549 (GMT+13), Marnie Raper 
  (+64) 9-627-0405 (GMT+13).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Whyalla Swim.
  [March 9th, 1997].  Whyalla, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

Ravenswood 1.6km River Swimalong.
  [March 10th, 1996.]  Murray River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Michelle Bower (+61) 9-384-1145 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Australian Pan Pacific Trials 5km and 25km Swims.
  [March 13th-17th, 1997].  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au), and
  Sally McConnell (SallyMc@onaustralia.com.au).

Maylands Swimming Clug 2.8km Swim Thru.
  [March 20th, 1994.]  Matilda Bay, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Ron McGrath (+61) 9-344-3267 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Australian National Masters Swim Championships 3k Open Water Swim.
  [March 22-26th, 1994.]  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Florence Walker, Nationals 1994 Secretary, P.O. Box 418,
  Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia 5112.
  Part of the Nationals held at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.
  Information provided by: Master Swimmer (UK).

Swim for Your Heart 1 Mile Swim.
  [March 29th, 1997].  Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, 
  USA 96784.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com), and Janet
  Renner (jrenner@maui.net).

Australian Age Group Championships Open Water Swim.
  [March 30th to April 3rd, 1997].  Penrith, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

AUSSI Masters National Open Water Championships.
  [March 31st, 1997].  Manly Dam, Sydney, Australia.
  Contact: Secretary, P.O. Box 580, Cronulla 2230, Sydney, Australia.
  (+61) 2-544-1383 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Masterscrawl (toml@enternet.co.nz)

Mondi Ebenezer Mile Swim.
| March, 1999.  Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Christine (+27) 152-307-5195 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter
  Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Simons Town to Glencairn 3.2km Sea Swim.
| March, 1999.  Simons Town Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
  Cost: R10.
| Contact: Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2)
| Peter Bales (+27) 21-61-9359 or (+27) 21-788-5810 (GMT+2).
  Swim to next beach.  Warm water.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar 
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
|Golden Mile Conservation Swim.
| March, 1999.  Midmar Dam, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: TBA
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Limited to 1000 men and 1000 women.
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

April:

Australian Age Group Championships Open Water Swim.
  [March 30th to April 3rd, 1997].  Penrith, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA.
  Contact: Australian Swimming Incorporated (ASI), P.O. Box 940, Dickson,
  ACT 2602, Australia.  (+61) 6-257-3255 (GMT+~10).  fax: (+61) 6-257-4349.
  Information provided by: Tony Bryant (adbryant@enternet.com.au).

USMS Postal 2000yd/m Fitness Challenge.
  [April 1st-May 31st, 1994.]
  Contact: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).
  Information provided by: Niagara District Masters Swimming (US) Water
  Power Gazette.

Aussi Masters 1500m Postal Swim.
  [March 1st-April 30th, 1994.]
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: State Office (+61) 9-441-8249 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

24 Hour Relay.
  [April 1-2nd, 1994.]  Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada.
  Contact: Federation de Natation de Quebec, 4545 Av. Pierre-de-Coubertin, 
  C.P. 1000, Succ. M., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H1V 3R2.  
  (+1) 514-252-3200 (EST), fax: (+1) 514-252-3232.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca).

|Albert Falls 2500m or 5km Swims.
| April 11th, 1999.  Albert Falls, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: Wayne Ridden (+27) 331-945781 (GMT+2), wayner@futurenet.co.za
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Date to be confirmed.
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

USS 10km Open Water Championships.
  [April 13th, 1996.]  Melbourne, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Dr. Sam Freas.  Dave Thomas (USS Open Water Coordinator) 
  (pethomas@augustana.edu).
  Information provided by: Chuck Wiley (cawiley@alrut.utexas.edu).

AUSSI Masters National Meet.
  [April 13-17th, 1995.]  Perth, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: P.O. Box 564, Claremont, West Australia, Australia 6010.
  fax: (+61) 9-441-8254.
  Information provided by: Tom Logan, FINA Masters Newsletter
  (tomswims@xtra.co.nz).

The Fin 2km Swim.
| April 18th, 1998.  Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
| Contact: Ernie (+1) 808-396-8866 (HST).
  Waikiki Swim Club, P.O. Box 8462, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96830.
  Fins, paddles, wetsuits, pull-buoys, wetsuits, mask/snorkle, goggles,
  and escorts on kayak or surfboards are permitted.  No innertubes, spear 
  guns, motorized sculling devices or fish guts allowed.
  Information provided by: Peter Ruben (peter@wana.pbrc.hawaii.edu), and
| Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com), and Ted Steinhauser 
| (steint@worldnet.att.net).

|Simola Knysna 4km River Challenge.
| April, 1999.  Easter Monday.  Simola Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.
| R1000 to top man and woman.
| Contact: Alan Dando (+27) 445-21451 (GMT+2)
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Canarvon 2km Ocean Swim-Thru.
  [April, 1994.]  Canarvon, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Pat Tilbee, Canarvon Aussi (+61) 99-418-072 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Robben Island Relay.
  [April, 1996.]  Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

May:

USMS Postal 2000yd/m Fitness Challenge.
  [April 1st-May 31st, 1994.]
  Contact: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543. (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST).
  Information provided by: Niagara District Masters Swimming (US) Water
  Power Gazette.

|Cinco de Mayo 1 Mile Splash and Keiki 400m Swim.
| May 2nd, 1998.  Kailua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
| Money prizes for the top 5 men and women.  Awards for top 3 in each
| five year age group.
| Contact: Brad Kurtz (+1) 808-886-1234 x2606 (HST).
| The 400m swim is for children.
| Information provided by Ted Steinhauser (steint@worldnet.att.net).

Catfish Crawl 1.5 and 3 Mile Swims.
  [May 3rd, 1997].  Northlake Park, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  Open to USMS and USS Swimmers.
  Contact: Craig Tribuzi, TOCT@TI.COM.
  Cancelled in September1996 due to low water level.
  Moved to a new date and location in 1997].
  Information provided by: Tom Gargulak (tomg@nortel.ca), and Craig Tribuzi
  (TOCT@TI.COM).

Spring Lake One Mile Swim.
  [May 10th, 1997].  Spring Lake, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Contact: Santa Rosa Masters (+1) 707-528-4718 (PST).
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque 
  (paque@pangea.Stanford.edu), and Michael Moore (mwmoore@best.com), 
  http://pacificmasters.org/

Georgia 5km State Championships.
  [May 11th, 1996.]  Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia, USA.
  Sanction: USS and USMS.  Age group and Masters.
  Contact: Keith Berryhill (KBerryh982@aol.com).  Bill Black 
  (+1) 770-698-8020 (EST) (whblack@ix.netcom.com).
  Single loop course.  Little boat traffic.  
  Water temperature high 60s to low 70s.
  Information provided by Bill Black (whblack@ix.netcom.com),
  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/swim/, and Chuck Wiley 
  (cawiley@arlut.utexas.edu).

Annual Kaanapali Klassic 1.2 Mile Swim.
| May 9th, 1998.  Hanakao (Canoe) Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
| Contact: Janet Renner (+1) 808-875-9066 (HST).
  Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, Maui, Hawaii,
  USA 96784.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com), and 
| Ted Steinhauser (steint@worldnet.att.net).

Pensacola Bay 3.1 Mile Swim.
  [May 11th, 1996.]  Pensacola Bay, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Steve Panzram (+1) 904-484-1312 (EST).
  Swim is across the bay.
  Information provided by: John Sfire (sfire1@aol.com), and Charles Hesselein
  (chesssele@acenet.auburn.edu).

10km Postal Championship.
  [May 15th-September 30th, 1995.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Jane Moore, 1867 58th St. NE, Tacoma, Washington, USA 98422.
  (+1) 206-925-0803 (EST).
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (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).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Kailua-Popoi'a 1.7 Mile Swim.
  May 17th, 1998.  Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
| Contact: Jim (+1) 808-395-7704 (HST).
  Waikiki Swim Club, P.O. Box 8462, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96830.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com), and
| Ted Steinhauser (steint@worldnet.att.net).

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Men's 2 Miles.
  [May 20th, 1995.]  Morecambe, England.  (Not listed for 1996/7.)
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Eamonn Crawford, 50 Beaumont Place, Lancaster, Lancs.,
  UK LA1 2EY.  (+44) 524-62319 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

USMS 3.5 Mile Open Water National Championships.
  [May 22nd, 1995.]  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  Contact: Stu Marvin, Hall of Fame Aquatic Complex, 501 Seabreeze Blvd.,
  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 33316. (+1) 305-468-1580 (EST), 
  fax: (+1) 305-468-1582.
  Information provided by: World Aquatic News and Travel (WANT).

Racine 2000yd and 5000yd Open Water Swim.
  [May 25th, 1996.]  Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  5000yd race is for kids.  2000yd race is for Masters.
  Cost: US$16.
  Contact: Todd Ondell (wlworley@msn.com).
  See also June 29th.
  Information provided by: Wayde Mulhern (Wayde.Mulhern@UNISYS.com).

Reston Masters 2 Mile Open Water Swim.
  [May 26th, 1996.]  (Memorial Day weekend)
  Lake Audobon, Reston, Virginia, USA.  
  Cost: US$20 (includes T-shirt), plus US$3 for a team.  Sanction: USMS.  
  Age groups.  Top 3 overall, age group, team, and wetsuit awards.
  Contact: Lynne Hook, 13708 Springhaven Dr., Chantilly, Virginia,
  USA 22021.  (+1) 703-845-SWIM (EST).
  1/4 mile course.  Two heats: one clockwise, one counterclockwise.
  Start is in heats of 10. Lake temperature usually 68-70F.  
  Usually very flat water. Great pool party afterwards!
  Limited to 250 entrants.
  Sponsor: Reston Masters Swim Team and Northern Virginia Spine Institute.
  Information provided by: Jim Acker (jgacker@neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov),
  Brian Tyler (bdtjj@cunyvm.bitnet), and Jeff Davis (jdavis@BBN.com),
  and Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Alcatraz Sharkfest 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [May 27th, 1996.]  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.
  Information provided by: Jim Sauer (jim@haas.berkeley.edu), Sue Raisty
  (raisty@berlioz.nsc.com), Melanie Mocium (Mociun@aol.com), 
  Jeffrey Purtee (avde08b@prodigy.com), and Lee Rudin (Leeway@slip.net).

Morecambe and Heysham Inshore Women's 2 Miles.
  [May 27th, 1995.]  Morecambe, England.  (Not listed for 1996/7.)
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Eamonn Crawford, 50 Beaumont Place, Lancaster, Lancs.,
  UK LA1 2EY.  (+44) 524-62319 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

International Cocos Crossing 3.5km Swim.
| May 31st, 1998. Cocos Island to Merizo Pier, Guam Island, Guam.
  Contact: Manukai Athletic Club, Guam.
  Information provided by: Mitsuru Fujiwara (mxa00645@niftyserve.or.jp),
| http://www.chichibu.ne.jp/~fujiwara/

City of Liverpool Ivan Percival 1, 2 and 4 Mile Swims.
  [May 31st, 1997].  Liverpool, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: James Tinsley, 37 Fieldton Road, Norris Green, Liverpool,
  UK L11 9AE.  (+44) 51-546-0465 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and
  Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

Durban Golden Classic 7km Swim.
  [May/June, 1997].  Natal, South Africa.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  Guy Gardiner (+27) 31-75-2663 (h) (GMT+2), (+27) 31-22-1078 (w) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Along the beach front.
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and 
  Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).





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