Schedule of Open Water Swimming Events - September

Pacific Masters Swimming


World
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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September:

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).

3000yd Postal Championship.
  [September 1st-November 30th, 1996.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Cost: US$10 each individual, plus US$12 for team of 3.
  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Michael Collins - 3,000yd Postal, P.O. Box 1366, Davis, California,
  USA 95617.  (+1) 916-758-7212 (PST) (ph. and fax).  e-mail: SWIMMC@aol.com
  See also http://pacificmasters.org/clubs/dam/DAM.html
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543, (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST), Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST),
  and Michael Collins (SWIMMC@aol.com).

Morecambe Bay 9 Mile Swim.
  [September 1st, 1996.]  Morecambe, England.  Not listed for 1997].
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mr. C. Green, 4 Station Road, Hoghton, Preston, UK PR5 0DD.
  (+44) 1254-853426 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

Kanawha River 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [September 2nd, 1995.]  Kanawha River, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
  Contact: U. Charleston Aquatic Team, 2300 McCorkle Ave, Charleston,
  West Virginia, USA 25304.  (+1) 304-357-4825 (EST).
  River is 80 degrees F, with 1.5mph current.
  Information provided by: Tom Wolf (wolf@oucsace.cs.ohiou.edu).

Columbia River Cross Channel 1.1 Mile Swim.
  [September 4th, 1995.]  Columbia River, Hood River, Oregon, USA.
  Cost: approx. US$30 (includes T-shirt).  No Awards, not sanctioned.
  Contact: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Port Marina Park,
  Hood River, Oregon, USA 97031. (+1) 503-386-2000 (PST).
  Expected water temperature: 69F.
  This is a very safe, non-competitive swim across the Columbia 
  river.  Swimmers take a sternwheeler across the river and swim back in 
  untimed waves.  The swim course is clearly marked by a set of anchored
  sailboats, and kayaks are around for safety.  A good first open water swim.
  Information provided by: Scott Diamond (scott.k.diamond@tek.com) and
  Dan (perz1@aol.com).

Cross Windermere 2km Swim.
  [September 5th, 1996.]  Windermere, England.  Not listed for 1997].
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior and Junior.
  Contact: Gill Stables, 2 Oakbank Cottages, Skelsmergh, Kendal UK
  LA8 9AQ.  (+44) 1539-740327 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

Annual Siberian Divnogorsk to Krasnoyarsk 34km Swim.
  [September 5th, 1995.]  Yenisei River, Divnogorsk, Siberia, Russia.
  Awards to top three finishers, regardless of sex.
  Contact: Prof. Vladimir Pavlov, Division of Machine Design (TiKMS),
  Technical University, 3 Kirensky St. #33, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, 
  Russia 660074.  (+7) 3912-431733 (GMT+~3).  fax: (+7) 3912-430692.
  vova@kgtu.krasnoyarsk.su.
  Current assisted (approximate swimming time is 4 hours).  Entries can
  be individual (only 2 people have ever done this since the race started
  in 1990), or relay team.
  Water temperature 13C (+/- 1C), air temperature 10C (+/- 5C).  Moderate
  waves and sporadic winds are possible.  Water is clean (recommended by
  Pepsi-Cola Co. for making their beverage!).  Sponsors welcome.  
  In 1994 the water was just 8C.  There was one individual finisher:
  Mrs. Bulygina, 45, in 4:25 (submitted to the Guinness Book of Records
  as a cold endurance record.)
  Information provided by: Vladimir Pavlov (vova@kgtu.krasnoyarsk.su).

Labor Day Golden Gate to Bay Bridge Swim.
  [September 5th, 1994.]  San Francisco, California, USA.
  Cost: US$35.  Trophy to all finishers.
  Contact: AMANA, P.O. Box 391041, Mountain View, California, USA 94039.
  Victoria (+1) 510-795-1243 (PST).
  Indi support paddlers.  Also swim and run event.
  Information provided by: Sue Raisty (raisty@berlioz.nsc.com).

BLDSA Windermere 16km (10.5 Miles) Senior.
  [September 6th, 1997].  Windermere, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: John H. Bedford, 27 Pearwood Cr., Balby, Doncaster, South 
  Yorkshire, UK DN4 9BZ.  (+44) 1302-855210 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and
  Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

John Daly Sr. 1 Mile Ocean Swim.
  [September 6th, 1992.]  Long Beach, New York, USA.
  Cost: US$15 (US$20 on the day).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.
  Awards to top 3 in each category.
  Contact: USLA Long Beach Chapter, c/o Long Beach Lifeguards, 1 West Chester
  St., Long Beach, New York, USA 11561.  (+1) 516-431-1810 9am-6pm (EST).
  Information provided by: Brian Tyler (bdtjj@cunyvm.bitnet).
  
|Waikiki Roughwater 2.4 Mile Swim.
| September 7th, 1998.  Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  Cost: US$15 (US$20 after August 16th).  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  
  Prizes, medals.
| Contact: (+1) 808-228-1350 (HST).
  Waikiki Rough Water Swim Committee, 95-230 Waioleka # 39,
  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96789.
  Big Field, beautiful swim.
  Information provided by: Tom Monica (tomas@leland.stanford.edu) and
  Brian Tyler (bdtjj@cunyvm.bitnet), Peter Ruben (peter@wana.pbrc.hawaii.edu),
| Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com), and Ted Steinhauser 
| (steint@worldnet.att.net).

BLDSA Junior Coniston 5.25 Miles.
  [September 7th, 1997].  Coniston, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).
  Contact: Alexia Morgan, 2a Northcote Cottages, North Back Lane, Kilham, 
  Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK Y025 0SD.  (+44) 1262-420003 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and
  Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

Whiskeytown Lake 1 and 2 Mile Swims.
  [September 7th, 1997].  Redding, California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  Contact: Redding Masters (+1) 916-225-0020 (PST), (+1) 916-225-7340 (PST).
  Another very nice swim around several islands.
  Information provided by: Tom Monica (tomas@leland.stanford.edu) and
  Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque (paque@pangea.Stanford.edu).
  and Michael Moore (mwmoore@best.com), http://pacificmasters.org/

Chicago Big Shoulder 5K Swim.
  [September 8th, 1996.] (Sunday after Labor Day.)  Ohio Street Beach,
  Olive Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  Cost: US$20 (+US$15 for T-shirt).  Sanction: USMS
  Age Groups: 5 years.  Prizes: Overall winners, 1st to 3rd each age group.
  Contact: Susan Vance, Event Manager.  (+1) 219-872-7266 (EST).
  e-mail: SMVTEG@aol.com.
  Registered Masters swimmers only.  No wetsuits.  No deck entries.
  Triangular course (2 times around).  Water temperature: 65-75F.
  Information provided by: Dave O'Neil (doneil@spss.com) and Susan Vance 
  (SMVTEG@aol.com).

La Jolla 1 and 3 Mile Rough Water Swims.
  [September 8th, 1996.]  (Second Sunday in September.)
  La Jolla Cove, San Diego, California, USA.
  Sanction: usually USMS and USS.  Age groups (5 years).
  Contact: Bill Uncapher (+1) 619-454-4111 (PST).
  Course is triangular.  Air temperature approx. 75F.  Water temperature
  62-65F.  1993 was the first 3 mile "Gatorman" event, but I think they plan
  to continue.  La Jolla is one of the most beautiful places in the world to
  swim.
  Information provided by: Dan Pick (dpick@CGSMath2.Claremont.edu), and
  Bill Eadie (beadie@astral.magic.ca).

1.5 Mile Miss America Ocean Swim.
  [September 8th, 1996.]  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
  Contact: Bill Brooks, Atlantic City Beach Patrol, 3716 Boulevard Av.,
  Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA 08401.
  Information provided by: Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST).

Crossing Rainbow Channel 2.5 Mile Bay Swim.
  [September 10th, 1995.]  Ocean City to Somers Point, New Jersey, USA.
  Cost: US$25; US$30 after Sept. 3rd.  Awards: T-shirts and draw prizes.
  Contact: Polly Caffrey, P.O. Box 623, Ocean City, New Jersey, USA 08226.  
  (+1) 609-391-7735 (EST).
  Limited to 100 entries.  Free breakfast buffet following swim.
  Information provided by: Deborah Morrin (debm@wam.umd.edu).

Narraganssett Bay 0.75km Swim.
  [September 11th, 1994.]  Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
  Cost: US$12 includes T-shirt and race bag.  
  Awards first overall and Masters male and female.
  Contact: Sydnee Event Productions, Inc., 900 St. Paul Street, Baltimore,
  Maryland, USA 21202.  (+1) 410-539-2868 (EST).
  Part of the Great American Sports Festival Triathlon Series.  
  Swim is started after the last triathlon wave. 
  Information provided by: Jeff Davis (jdavis@bbn.com).

|Annual Provincetown Harbor 1.4 Mile Swim for Life.
| September 12th, 1998.  Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA.
| Contact:  P. O. Box 819, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA 02657.
| (+1) 508-487-3684 (EST).  e-mail: reroot@tiac.net
| AIDS benefit.
| Information provided by: Jay Critchley (reroot@tiac.net).

St. Marys Quarry 5km MSO Championships.
| September 13th, 1998.  (Sunday after Labour Day.)  
  St. Marys, near Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
  Sanction: MSO.  Age groups.  Prizes (medals for top 3 in each Masters age
  group, trophies for top male and female and oldest male and female finishers)
  and food.  Cost: C$25.
  Contact: Bryan Finlay, 61 Hampton Cr., London, Ontario, Canada N6H 2P1.  
  (+1) 519-472-1346 (h) (EST), (+1) 416-621-8883 (w) (EST), 
  fax: (+1) 519-663-3904, bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca.
  Records are kept for fly, back and breast as well as free!
  (Two people swam fly in 1992!!)  About 50 competitors in 1992.
  Water is very calm.  Course is 11 triangles, partly marked by a rope.
  Water temperature is usually 70-75F, it was a little cooler in 1993.
  See http://stonetown.com for information on St. Marys.
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

Southern Counties Royal Albert Docks 1.5km, 3km and 5km Swims. 
  [September 13th, 1997].  London, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Junior, Senior, Master.
  Contact: Carol Butler, 21 Brinns Lane, Frogmore, Camberley, Surrey, UK
  GU17 0BT.  (+44) 1252-875274 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and
  Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

BLDSA Southern Championships Mercers Park 1, 2 and 3 Mile.
  [September 14th, 1997].  Mercers Park, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran, Junior, Novice.
  Contact: Carol Butler, 21 Brinns Lane, Frogmore, Camberley, Surrey, UK.
  GU17 0BT.  (+44) 1252-875274 (GMT).
  I swam the 1 and 3 mile races in 1986.  It was calm and about 70F.  
  The course is a triangular 1/2 mile circuit.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca) and Bryan Finlay 
  (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) 
  http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

Bavarian Cup Fussen/Forggensee 5km Swim.
  [September 14th, 1996.]  Fussen, Germany.
  Cost: DM35 (DM100 for all five swims).  10 year age groups.  Prize money
  for the series from DM1000 (1st) to DM100 (7th-10th).
  Contact: Martha Dobler, Schopenhauerstrasse 14, Nuremberg, Germany 90409.
  ph/fax: (+49) 911-353355 (GMT+1).  Or Stefan Hetzer, Brahmsstrasse 7,
  Burghausen, Germany 84489.  (+49) 8677-1805 (GMT+1).
  Fifth of five events in the Bavarian Cup in Long Distance Swimming.
  Water temperature at least 18C.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall.

Black Butte Open Water Swim.
  [September 17th, 1994.]  California (N. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  
  Information provided by: Chairman, Pacific Masters Swimming, Julie Paque 
  (paque@pangea.Stanford.edu).

BLDSA Lynn Regis 3 Mile Swim.
  [September 20th, 1997].  Kings Lynn, England.
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  Senior, Veteran.
  Contact: Avril Dormon, Kabul House, 2 Ferry Rd., West Lynn, Kings Lynn,
  Norfolk, UK PE34 3NB.  (+44) 1553-764072 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca), and
  Nat Mason (NatMason@aol.com) http://www.BLDSA.org.uk/schedule.htm.

Open Water Classic 1.2km and 2.5km Buford Dam Swims.
  [September 21st, 1996.]  Buford Dam, Georgia, USA.
  Contact: Bill Black (+1) 770-698-8020 (EST).  
  e-mail: whblack@ix.netcom.com
  Relays will also be accepted.  Part of Swim Across America.
  Water temperature in low 80sF.  Minimal boat traffic.
  Information provided by Bill Black (whblack@ix.netcom.com),
  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/swim/.

ASA 25km Championships Weymouth.
  [September 21st, 1996.]  Weymouth, England.  Not listed for 1997].
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. M. Hunt, White House, Main Road, Morton, Derby, UK DE5 6HH.
  (+44) 773-872865 (GMT).  Competition Secretary, ASA, Harold Fern House, 
  Derby Square, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK LE11 0AL.  
  (+44) 509-230431 (GMT).
  Information provided by: Bryan Finlay (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

Sandsend to Whitby 3 Mile Swim.
  [September 22nd, 1996.]  Whitby, England.  Not listed for 1997].
  Sanction: BLDSA (see note below).  
  Contact: Mrs. Alexia Dunn, 38 Meadow Drive, East Ayton, Scarborough, 
  N. Yorkshire, UK YO13.  (+44) 1723-863430 (GMT).
  Cancelled in 1992.  Current assisted (took me 50 mins in 1991!).  
  Water temperature about 55F in 1991.  At the end when you turn into
  Whitby harbour two currents cross and it is rough going, and gets worse
  as the tide turns.  Some of the slower breast-strokers couldn't finish.
  Each swimmer is accompanied by a kayaker.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca) and Bryan Finlay 
  (bfinlay@julian.uwo.ca).

Annual James River 5 Mile Swim.
  [September 29th, 1995.]  James River, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
  Contact: College of William and Mary Swim Team.
  The swim is to raise money for the America Cancer Society.
  Information provided by: Adrian Maholchic (acmaho@mail.wm.edu).

Hermanus 3-4km Swim.
| September, 1998.  Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.
  Contact:  Deon Perry (+27) 283-22889 (GMT+2).  
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Part of the whale festival.
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

|Keurbooms River Swim.
| September, 1998.  Keurbooms River, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
| Contact:  (+27) 4457-9309 (GMT+2).
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| New swim -- details not yet available.
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).


October:

3000yd Postal Championship.
  [September 1st-November 30th, 1996.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Cost: US$10 each individual, plus US$12 for team of 3.
  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Michael Collins - 3,000yd Postal, P.O. Box 1366, Davis, California,
  USA 95617.  (+1) 916-758-7212 (PST) (ph. and fax).  E-mail: SWIMMC@aol.com
  See also http://www.hooked.net/users/swim/clubs/dam/DAM.html
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543, (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST), Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST),
  and Michael Collins (SWIMMC@aol.com).

Bankwest 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [October 1st, 1995.]  Geraldton, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Jeff Mounyoy (+61) 99-214-428 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Aussi Masters 3km Pool Swim.
  [October, 1993.]  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: Steve Boutle (+61) 9-309-3397 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Barbados Masters South American/Caribbean Championships 3km Ocean Swim.
  [October?, 1995.]  Barbados, West Indies.
  Cost: approx US$2.  Medals for top 3 in each Masters age group.
  Contact: Maurice Foster, Kilarney, Rockley New Road, Barbados, West Indies.
  In conjunction with Masters Swim Meet.
  Some younger kids swam exhibition.  About 30 competitors in 1994.
  It was 85F+ in 1992 and 1994.  Triangular course.
  Only open to South America and Caribbean residents in 1995.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca).

Port Gregory 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [October 3rd, 1993.]  Port Gregory, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 20yrs+.
  Contact: Port Gregory Aussi (+61) 99-351-052 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Golden Gate Bridge 1.5 Mile Swim.
  [October 6th, 1996.]  Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA.
  Contact: Dave Horning, Executive Director of Enviro-Sports. 
  (+1) 415-868-1829 (PST), fax: (+1) 415-868-2611.
  From the north tower (Marin side) of the Golden Gate Bridge to Chrissy 
  Field Beach in San Francisco.  Not for novices.
  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).

Kealakekua Bay 2 Mile Swim.
  [October 13th, 1996.]  Napoopoo Beach, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Frozen Pea Productions, P.O. Box 1583, Kailua Kona, Hawaii,
  USA 96745.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com).

Telstra Australian Open Championships and World Championships Open Water Swim.
  [October 14th-19th, 1997].  Brisbane, 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).

Half Moon Bay 1 Mile Swim.
  [October 15th, 1995.]  San Francisco, California, USA.
  Contact: Dave Horning, Executive Director of Enviro-Sports.
  (+1) 415-868-1829 (PST), fax: (+1) 415-868-2611.
  Information provided by: Melanie Mocium (Mociun@aol.com).

Aussi West Australian State Winter Championships.
  [October 16-17th, 1993.]  Mt. Claremont Superdrome, West Australia, 
  Australia.
  Aussi Masters Only.
  Contact: Leonie Gaston (+61) 9-441-8249 (w) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Maui Roughwater 1.7 Mile Swim.
  [October 20th, 1996.]  Keawekapu Beach, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  Sanction: USMS.
  Contact: Janet Renner, Maui Masters Swim Club, P.O. Box 424, Puunene, 
  Maui, Hawaii, USA 96784.  e-mail: jrenner@maui.net
  Breakfast and T-shirt included.  Water temperature 75-79F.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com) and Janet Renner
  (jrenner@maui.net).

Cabrillo Light House 5 Mile.
  [Third weekend in October.]  San Pedro, California (S. California), USA.
  Sanction: USMS.  Age groups.  Prizes, medals.
  About 60F.
  Information provided by: Tom Monica (tomas@leland.stanford.edu).

Potch Mile Swim.
| October, 1998.  Potch Dam, North West, South Africa.
  Contact: Natalie v d Merwe (+27) 148-292-1643 (h) (GMT+2), 
  (+27) 148-292-1615 (w) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Clanwilliam Dam 3km Swim.
| October, 1998.  Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa.
| Contact:  Brian Melville (+27) 21-61-3525 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Triathlon and childrens events.
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Bermuda 1, 3, 5, and 10 Mile Swims.
  [End of October, 1994.]  Bermuda.
  Contact: Chris Smith (+1) 416-444-1885 (EST).
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca).

November:

3000yd Postal Championship.
  [September 1st-November 30th, 1996.]
  Sanction: USMS.  Cost: US$10 each individual, plus US$12 for team of 3.
  Age groups.  Medals.
  Contact: Michael Collins - 3,000yd Postal, P.O. Box 1366, Davis, California,
  USA 95617.  (+1) 916-758-7212 (PST) (ph. and fax).  E-mail: SWIMMC@aol.com
  See also http://pacificmasters.org/swim/clubs/dam/DAM.html
  Information provided by: USMS Office, 2 Peter Ave., Rutland, Massachusetts,
  USA 01543, (+1) 508-886-6631 (EST), Barney Hungerford (+1) 215-640-4948 (EST),
  and Michael Collins (SWIMMC@aol.com).

Lake Leschenault 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [November 5th, 1995.]  Lake Leschenault, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 18yrs+.
  Contact: Lynne Duncan, Maida Vale Aussi (+61) 9-293-3041 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Langkawi Open Water 1km or 3km Swim.
  [November 6th, 1996.]  Langkawi Island, Malaysia.
  Cost: RM$60
  Contact: Allan Ho, M.A.S.U., Kuala Lumpur Swimming Complex, Bandar
  Tun Razak, Jalam Tenteram, Cheras 56-000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  fax: (+60) 3-201-8586.  (You must enter through a travel agent: e.g.:
  contact Veronique, Club Voyages, 920 Boul. de Maisonneuve Est,
  Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 1Z1. (+1) 514-288-8688 (EST).
  fax: (+1) 514-288-6259.)
  In conjunction with Malaysian Masters Swimming Festival, November
  1st to 3rd, Kuala Lumpur.  Sea is calm, clear and approximately 23C.
  Information provided by: Lynn Marshall (lynnmar@nortel.ca), and Beth
  Whittall (+1) 519-538-5548 (EST).

Maylands Swimming Club 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [November 14th, 1993.]  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).

|Albert Falls 1500m or 3km Swims.
| November 15th, 1998.  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).

Swim Miami One Mile.
  [November 17th, 1996.]  Key Biscayne, Florida, USA.
  Cost: US$15 (includes T-shirt), US$20 after November 15th.
  Contact: Swim Miami, P.O. Box 558090, Miami, Florida, USA 33233.
  (+1) 305-265-0060 (EST), fax: (+1) 305-265-0906.
  Sponsored by Florida Sports and Speedo.
  Also a Dog Duo (canine/people 1/2 mile run / 200yd swim duathlon).
  Information provided by: Dave Wyseman (+1) 514-938-2266, Pam 
  (pam2@ix.netcom.co), Damien Lin (esteroali@aol.com), and Mark Powell 
  (powell@aoml.noaa.gov).
  
Swim-thru-Bunbury 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [November 19th, 1995.]  Koombana Bay, Bunbury, West Australia, Australia.
  Open to 16yrs+.
  Contact: Bev Tillman (+61) 97-921-925 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Turkey 1 and 2km Swims.
  [November 23rd, 1996.]  Ala Moana Park, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: YMCA, 1441 Pali Hwy., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96813.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com).

Zibele-Schwuemme 350m Swim.
  [November 27th, 1994.]  Bern, Switzerland.
  Contact: J. Stuck, Tscharnerstrasse 24, 3007 Bern, Switzerland.
  (+41) 31-3720644 (GMT+1).
  Swim as far as you want.  No wetsuits!
  Information provided by: Oliver Heinz (chs388@stud.chem.ethz.ch).

Kleinfontein 600m Swim.
| November, 1998.  Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa.
  Contact: Carol v d Walt (+27) 11-976-3749 (h) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Fun night swim.  
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar 
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Kleinfontein 1500m and 3km Swims.
| November, 1998.  Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa.
  Contact: Carol v d Walt (+27) 11-976-3749 (h) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Fun swim.  Triangular course.  Pre-registration not required.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
|Witbank Dam 300m, 600m and 1500m Swims.
| November, 1998.  Witbank Dam, Gauteng, South Africa.
| Contact: Mrs Barnes (+27) 135-656-3410 (GMT+2).  
| Nici Boswell (+27) 135-81263 (GMT+2).
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Middleburg 1 Mile Swim.
| November, 1998.  Rondebosch Dam, Middleburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Contact: Susan Louw (+27) 132-27418 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Triangular course.  Very clean water.  Pre-registration not required.
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

|Long Beach Mile, Part I.
| November 1998.  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).

Wild Coast Classic Swim.
  [November, 1995.]  Port Edward, 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).
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca)

East Rand 5km Night Swim.
  [November/December, 1995.]  East Rand, 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.
  Tentative.
  Information provided by: Osmar Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca)

December:

Annual Post Pig-Out 1.3 Mile Plunge.
  [December 1st, 1996.]  Kailua-Kona Pier, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
  Open to all ages.
  Contact: Frozen Pea Productions, P.O. Box 1583, Kailua Kona, Hawaii,
  USA 96745.
  Information provided by: Patricia Bendock (patben@homer18.u.washington.edu),
  and Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com).

Auckland Central Masters Opening 1.2km Swim.
  [December 1st, 1996.]  Herne Bay Beach to Curran St., 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-Rottnest 1.6km Ocean Swim.
  [December 2nd, 1995.]  Rottnest, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: David Cummins (+61) 9-383-1106 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au) and
  Oz Multisport Calendar (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Transvaal Masters 600m and 2km Swims.
  [December 2nd, 1995.]  Vaal Dam, Transvaal, South Africa.
  Organized by Transvaal Masters Swimming Association.
  Contact: Peter Charter, P.O. Box 767, Kelvin, South Africa 2054.
  (+27) 11-802-6701 (GMT+2), e-mail peter.charter@pixie.co.za.
  Transvaal Masters Swimming Association, Anne Jones (+27) 11-788-2456 (h) 
  (GMT+2), Paul Carlin (+27) 11-442-6742 (h) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Triangular course.  
  Information provided by: Clive Smart (kic@apollo.is.co.za), Osmar
  Zaiane (zaiane@cs.sfu.ca), and Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Maylands Swimming Club 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [December 5th, 1993.]  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).

|Spar "K" Midmar 1km Swim.
| December 6th, 1998.  Midmar Dam, Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: TBA
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Bank to Barrack 15km Swim.
  [December 9th, 1995.]  Swan River, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: John Nolan (+61) 9-337-3411 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Possibly Annual Christmas Long Distance Roughwater 7km Invitational Swim.
  [December 15th, 1996.]  Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  Contact: Long Distance Swim, One Keahole Place, #1607, Honolulu, Hawaii,
  USA 96825.
  Information provided by: Mike Coyle (mdc@mail.aloha.com).

Auckland Central Masters Chelsea Sugar 2.36km Swim.
  [December 15th, 1996.]  Curran St. to Chelsea Sugar Works, 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)

|IOWSA 10km Swim, 5 x 2km Relay Swim.
| December 16th, 1998.  Homestead Dam, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa.
| Contact:  Doug Arnold (+27) 11-849-6493 (GMT+2), douga@easirun.co.za
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Easterns Masters/Transvaal Long Distance 10km Swim.
  [December 16th, 1995.]  Homestead Dam or Kleinfontein Dam, Benoni, 
  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.
  Easterns Masters Swimming, Martin Gericke (+27) 11-421-2819 (w) (GMT+2),
  Carol Van Der Walt (+27) 11-976-3749 (h) (GMT+2).
  Transvaal Masters Swimming Association, Anne Jones (+27) 11-788-2456 (h) 
  (GMT+2), Paul Carlin (+27) 11-442-6742 (h) (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Five circuits of 2km each.  Accompanying person recommended.
  Swum according to International LDS rules.  Compulsory for swimmers
  entering the 25km Long Distance Championships.  Relay teams of five
  can also be entered.
  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).

Trigg 1.6km Swim-Thru.
  [December 16th, 1995.]  Trigg, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Betty Cameron (+61) 9-313-2332 (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Oz Multisport Calendar
  (http://samadhi.cs.rmit.edu.au/).

Barker Rock 3.2km Sea Swim.
  [December 17th, 1996.]  Clifton Beach, Cape Town, W-Cape, South Africa.
  Cup for winner.  Cost R15.
  Contact:  Tony Sellmeyer (+27) 82-457-1242 (GMT+2) or Peter Hawkins 
  (+27) 787-5517 (w) (GMT+2) (+27) 780-1228 (h) (GMT+2).
  Swim out to a rock 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).
  
Coupe de Noel 146m Swim.
  [December 18th, 1994.]  Piscine des Vernets, Geneva, Switzerland.
  Contact: Geneve Natation 1885, Piscine des Vernets, 1211 Geneva, 
  Switzerland.
  Short but cold!  No wetsuits!
  Information provided by: Oliver Heinz (chs388@stud.chem.ethz.ch).

Scarborough-Trigg 2km Swim-Thru.
  [December 18th, 1993.]  Scarborough, West Australia, Australia.
  Contact: Mark Lehmann, Somerset Aussi (+61) 9-367-5626 (h) (GMT+~10).
  Information provided by: Brett Daniel (danielbt@cs.curtin.edu.au).

Delray Ocean Swim Challenge.
  [December 23rd, 1995.]  Delray Beach, Florida, USA.
  Open to all age 12 and over.
  Contact: Ocean Rescue Office (+1) 407-243-7352 (EST).
  Information provided by: Richard Connell (rconnell@gate.net).

South Australian 5km Open Swim Championships.
  December 28th, 1997].  Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  Sanction: FINA, SAASA.
  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).

Blue Lake Swim.
  [December 29th, 1996.]  Blue Lake, Mount Gambier, 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).

Silvester-Schwimmen 1.5km Swim.
  [December 29th(?), 1994.]  Konstanz, Germany.
  Contact: Duetsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (German Life Saving
  Association), Ortsgruppe Konstanz, Am Fischmarkt 1, D-78462 Konstanz,
  Germany. 
  Wet or dry suits required.  Evening swim.  Each swimmer must carry a
  light.
  Information provided by: Oliver Heinz (chs388@stud.chem.ethz.ch).

Swim in the New Year: 2400yd, 4800yd, or 9600yd.
  [December 31st, 1995.]  Univ. of Maryland Pool, College Park, Maryland, USA.
  Cost: US$6 (+US$12 for optional custom T-shirt if enter by Dec. 15th).
  Contact: Cheryl Wagner, Terrapin Masters (+1) 202-387-2361 (EST), or
  cheryl.wagner@irs.sprint.com.
  A New Year's Eve fun swim consisting of 96x100yd, 96x50yd, or 96x25yd
  (your choice) followed by a celebration.  The distance can be swum
  in any manner (in intervals, as one continuous swim, as a workout,
  with paddles, etc.).  Lanes assigned according to interval.
  Information provided by: Cheryl Wagner (cheryl.wagner@irs.sprint.com).

|Truworths Man 7km Ocean Swim.
| Early December, 1998.  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
| Contact: Guy Gardiner: (+27) 31-22-1078 (w) (GMT+2), 
| (+27) 31-75-2663 (h) (GMT+2)
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

Wilderness Island 2km Swim.
| December, 1998.  Wilderness Island, Western Cape, South Africa.
| Contact:  Malcolm Ausling (+27) 44-870-8337 (GMT+2) or Jill Black 
  (+27) 441-71-1242 (GMT+2).
  http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
  Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).

|Blackfin 3km Superswim.
| December, 1998.  Murray Park Springs, Gauteng, South Africa.
| Contact:  Gordon Cummings (+27) 11-734-4310 (h) (GMT+2)
| (+27) 11-363-1194 (w) (GMT+2)
| http://www.pix.za/openswim/swimcal.html
| Information provided by: Peter Charter (peter.charter@pixie.co.za).
  
Waikiki 5 Mile Swim.
  [December, 1996.]  Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
  The same course as the Waikiki swim, but swum twice.
  Usually about 50 entrants.
  Information provided by: Martin Smith (mws@metis.no).

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Key:
ASA = (British) Amateur Swimming Association
BLDSA = British Long Distance Swimming Association
FINA = International Federation of Amateur Swimming
LDSC = Long Distance Swimming Club
MSC = Masters Swimming Canada
MSO = Masters Swimming Ontario (Canada)
RAF = Royal Air Force
SAA = Swim Across America
SAASA = South Australian Amateur Swimming Association
SASA = Scottish Amateur Swimming Association
SASE = Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SC = Swimming Club
USMS = United States Masters Swimming
WASA = West Australian Swimming Association
YAABA = Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association
TBA = to be announced

Time Zones:
HST = Hawaiian Standard Time (GMT-10)
PST = Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
MST = Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7)
CST = Central Standard Time (GMT-6)
EST = Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
AST = Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

(h) = home (evening) phone number
(w) = work (daytime) phone number

BLDSA Notes:  Most events have freestyle and breast-stroke divisions.
Closing dates for most championships is 3 weeks to 1 month
before event.  A self-addressed envelope should be enclosed with all
requests for application forms.  Breast-stroke swimmers must wear white
caps.  Freestyle swimmers must not wear white caps.  Membership number must
be given on all forms.  It is the swimmer's responsibility to provide
suitably qualified boat crew to accompany them as required.
We suggest that all swimmers contact their doctor for a course of 
Hepatitis A injections.
For any other BLDSA information contact: BLDSA Hon. General Secretary,
Paul Tew, Brig-a-doon, High Brigham, Brigham, Cockermouth, Cumbria,
UK CA13 0SZ.  (+44) 900-827226 (h) (GMT), (+44) 900-68311 (w) (GMT).





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