JAPAN (AND NEARBY) OWS RACE 2016 CALENDAR
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MonthDateCountryLocationEvent name1km or less1.5km3km5km10kmother distanceRace info linkEntry linkNOTES
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April30 (TBC)JapanKatase Enoshima, Kanagawa prefectureShonan Swim Series Race 1xxx6kmhttp://www.sports-buddy.jp/OWS.html
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May14JapanManazuru, Kanagawa prefecturex400m or 800mhttp://japan-sca.or.jp/portfolio/20160514-2/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64446
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May28JapanIshigakijima, OkinawaIshigakijima OWS 2016xx2.5kmhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/0528ishigaki/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64748
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May29GuamMerizo, Guam26th International Cocos Crossing4km and 8kmhttp://openwater.jp/competition/26th-iccos/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/63824
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June12JapanTanabe Ogigahama beach, Wakayama prefecture3rd Nanki Tanabe City Ogigahama open water swimx4.5kmhttp://www.aikis.or.jp/~t-cci/ows/index.htmlhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64849
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June18 (TBC)JapanZaimokuza beach, Kanagawa prefectureShonan Swim Series Race 2xxx6kmhttp://www.sports-buddy.jp/OWS.html
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June18JapanKatsura, Chiba prefecture3rd Katsuura swim festaxx750mhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64657
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June18-19JapanKourijima, Okinawa3rd Okinawa Nakijin Kourijima OWSx500m or 1kmhttp://openwater.jp/competition/3rd-okinawa-nakijin/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64270
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June19JapanShizuoka prefectureShizuoka Ocha OWS 2016x2.5kmhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/0619shizuoka/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/65046
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June25JapanOiso, Kanagawa prefectureOiso long beach OWS 2016 (500m pool)xxxxhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/0625oiso/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64766
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June25JapanYumigahama, Shizuoka3rd Minami Izu Yumigahama OWSx500m, 1km, 2kmhttp://japan-sca.or.jp/portfolio/20160625-2/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/63520
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June25JapanOiso, Kanagawa prefectureRough water swim in Oiso Koyuruginohamaxxx800mhttp://www.powersports.co.jp/rws/16_oiso/index.htmhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64625
Aquathlon option available
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June26JapanYokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture3rd Yokosuka open water swim racexxxhttp://openwater.jp/competition/3rd-yokosuka/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64291
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July2JapanYakushima, Kagoshima4th Yakushima open water swimming 2016x2.5kmhttp://yakushima-ows.com/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64612
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July2JapanFuttsu, Chiba prefecture2nd Chiba Futtsu OWSx500m, 1km, 2kmhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64132
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July2JapanKamakura, Kanagawa prefectureRough water swim in Kamakuraxxx800mhttp://www.powersports.co.jp/rws/16_kamakura/index.htmhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64632
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July3JapanTokyo Bay, Chiba prefecture1st Tokyo Bay OWS mile championshipx1mile (1.6km)http://openwater.jp/competition/1st_tokyo/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64301
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July3JapanHayama beach, Kanagawa prefecture4th Hayama OWSxx4.5kmhttp://www.kfctriathlon.jp/html/event_swim.htmlNot yet open
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July9JapanChigasaki, Kanagawa prefectureChigasaki-Eboshi OWS 2016x2.5kmhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/0709chigasaki/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64792
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July9JapanManazuru, Kanagawa prefecture6th Manazuru Iwa-kaigan OWSxxx400mhttp://japan-sca.or.jp/portfolio/20160709-2/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64447
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July9JapanNiijima Island, Tokyo22nd Niijima OWS 2016xx4.5kmhttp://www.mspo.jp/events/43817
https://entry.mspo.jp/entry/common/event.php?evcode=NW16
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July10JapanAichi prefecture11th Aichi open water swim racexxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/11th-aichi/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64471
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July17JapanFukuoka prefecture3rd Fukuoka Genkai Munakata cityOWSxxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/6th-fukuoka-gen/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64327
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July17JapanLake Toya, Hokkaido17th NAC Big Swim in Toyaxxxxhttp://www.nac-web.com/niseko/activity_summer/bigswim.htmlhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/65064
Freshwater lake swim in Hokkaido
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July24JapanSanuki city, Kagawa prefecture1st Udon ken sanuki OWSxxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/1st-sanuki/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64877
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AugustTBCJapanAtami, Shizuoka prefectureHatsushima to Atami 12km team OWS12kmhttp://www.city.atami.shizuoka.jp/page.php?p_id=193
Team of 3. Point to point swim
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August7JapanLake Inawashiro, Fukushima prefecture1st Lake Inawashiro crossing swim racexhttp://openwater.jp/competition/1st-inawashiro/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64326
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August7JapanSado island, Niigata prefecture2016 Sado open water swimmingxx2kmhttp://www.scsf.jp/pg123.html#owsNot yet open
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August13JapanMiura beach, Kanagawa prefectureMiura Suika (watermelon) OWS 2016xxhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/0813miura/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64795
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August21JapanOsaka prefecture5th Osaka Sennan open water swim racexxhttp://openwater.jp/competition/4th-osaka-sennan/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64472
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August21JapanLake Biwa, Shiga prefectureLake Biwa OWSxx500m, 3.8kmhttp://www.eonet.ne.jp/~ows-biwako/schedule.htmlEntries open June 30
Swim in Japan's largest lake
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August21JapanHimeji, Hyogo prefectureHimeji Ieshima OWS3.2kmhttp://www.e-sports.jp/ieshima-ows/index.php?menuindex=2
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August27JapanShonan (Zushi to Enoshima), Kanagawa prefectureShonan OWSxhttp://shonanows.jp/
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August28JapanMie prefecture2nd World Heritage Kumano Kodo OWSxxhttp://openwater.jp/competition/2nd-kumanokodo/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64510
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August28JapanWakasaji, Fukui prefectureWakasaji OWSxxhttp://www.wakasaji-ows.com/Entries open April 15
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September
3JapanOnjuku beach, Chiba prefecture10th Onjuku open swim racex3.84kmNot yet open
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September
4JapanKumamoto prefecture2nd Kumamoto Amakusa OWSxxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/2nd-kumamoto-amakusa/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64776
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September
5HawaiiWaikiki, Hawaii47th Waikiki roughwater swim3.84kmhttp://www.sponavihawaii.com/
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September
11JapanAtami beach, Shizuoka prefecture22nd Atami open water swim Japan grand prixxxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/22nd-atami-japan-grandprix/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64809
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18JapanYumigahama, Shizuoka prefecture3rd Minami Izu Yumigahama OWS International mastersx500m, 1kmhttps://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/63552
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TBCJapanSetouchi (Seto inland sea), ShibukawaSetouchi OWSxx2kmhttp://www.setouchiows.jp/
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25JapanMinami Boso, Chiba prefecture10th Minami Boso open water swim racexxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/competition/10th-minami-boso-ows/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64825
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October1JapanTokyoTokyo Summerland OWS 2016 (pool swim)xhttp://n-ows.jp/raceinfo/1001summerland/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64836
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October2 (TBC)JapanKatase Enoshima, Kanagawa prefectureShonan Swim Series Race 3xxx6kmhttp://www.sports-buddy.jp/OWS.html
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October23JapanSusaki City, Kochi prefectureSusaki OWS SplashxxxLast year's link to be updated http://www.city.susaki.lg.jp/OWS/2015/
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October23JapanOkinawa1st Okinawa World heritage Seifutaki OWSxxx500mhttp://openwater.jp/https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/event/t/64820
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6JapanZaimokuza beach, Kanagawa prefectureShonan Swim Series Race 4xxx6kmhttp://www.sports-buddy.jp/OWS.html
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3PalauPalau10th Palau OWSxx4.5kmhttp://www.kfctriathlon.jp/html/event_swim.html
Not yet open, but perhaps best to do directly through Palau organisers. Ask Aleisha for info
Sunset swim race
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