8 Open Water Swims for Summer
KBIA Cove SwimKennebunk, Maine - August 4, 2013 1 of 9
Dive in at Lord's Point for a quick and refreshing one-mile swim. The family-friendly event, held in a protected cove, also includes a 200-yard kids race.
Ohio River Open Water SwimProspect, Kentucky - August 10, 2013 2 of 9
This event offers participants one of the few chances to swim the Ohio River and acts an ideal warm up for the Louisville Ironman Triathlon held two weeks later. Swimmers can choose the half-mile, 1.2-mile or 2.4-mile race.
Deer Creek Open Water Marathon SwimCharleston, Utah - August 10, 2013 3 of 9
Talk about an epic event. The shortest distance offered at Deer Creek is one mile. Other distances include a 5K, 10K and yes, even a 10-miler. All swimmers must be 18 years or older and all participants are required to provide their own support boat and paddler.
33rd Annual Donner Lake Open Water SwimTruckee, California - August 17, 2013 4 of 9
This challenging 2.7-mile race subjects experienced swimmers to cool waters and high altitude. The swim begins on a beach at the east end of Donner Lake. The event has a limited entry and all entrants must have a 2013 United State Masters Swimming Membership.
Coeur d Alene Crossing Open Water SwimCoeur d Alene, Idaho - August 18, 2013 5 of 9
This point-to-point 2,4-mile open water swim will help raise money for three charities: North Idaho College Booster Club, The Union Gospel Mission, or the Coeur d' Alene Area Swim Team. Swimmers are transported via cruise boat to Arrow Point and then make their way back to the new Hagdone Event Center.
Oceanside Labor Day Pier SwimOceanside, California - September 2, 2013 6 of 9
One of the longest piers on the United States west coast, the Oceanside Pier is one of the iconic landmarks of San Diego County. This event is a 1-mile swim around the pier, with hundreds of spectators watching you from above.
Lake Chelan Swim 2013Manson, Washington - September 7, 2013 7 of 9
Lake Chelan, a narrow 55-mile long lake, is a sight to behold. This event, which is open to all levels, lets you really experience the lake. The 1.5-mile swim starts a Willow Point Park and goes to Manson Bay Park on the north shore of Lake Chelan.
RCP Tiburon MileTiburon, California - September 29, 2013 8 of 9
Take a ferry to Angel Island and swim one nautical mile (about 2,000 yards) across San Francisco Bay back to Tiburon. After the swim, enjoy a catered lunch and live music. A 55-minute time limit is strictly enforced.