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2017 Open Water CalendarSend changes or additions to aafairman@gmail.com
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LOCAL SWIMS
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Date RaceDistanceCost Registration Details Notes2017 Swimmers
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5/27/2017NavESink or Swim1.2 mi, 2.4 mi$25 by 5/14https://raceforum.com/navesinkGood season-opener, but a LOT of triathletes due to distances offered; wetsuits allowed
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6/3/2017NYOW 2 Bridges
(Poughkeepsie, NY)
2.5K, 5K$85 by 5/31https://www.nyopenwater.org/2-bridges-swim-under-the-walkway/RED TIDE TEAM RACE!
5K is two loops of 2.5K course
Abby Fairman, Jennifer Snyder, Hayley Friedman, Natalie Pummill, Camille Hausheer, Eleni Reed, Cristin Bullen, Erin Chipalowsky, Zahava Lipton, Mariya Vasileva, Anna Armentrout, Chris Dick
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6/15-22/20178 Bridges (Hudson River) Different distance each day$700 per stagehttps://www.8bridges.org/info/Volunteers also needed! Abby Fairman
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6/17/2017TNYA Icebreaker
(Asbury Park, NJ)
.5 mi, 1 mi, 2 mi $25https://www.raceforum.com/tnyaPost-race social TBA, but guaranteed good time. Rick Fronapfel
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7/1/2017NYOW Governors Island Swim2.0 mi$120 by 6/23https://www.nyopenwater.org/governors-island-swim/Governors Island is BACK! Discounts when you register for all 3 NYOW racesJennifer Snyder, Marty Munson, Sebastian Moll, Carmen Menocal, Zahava Lipton, Eleni Reed, Kathleen Crowell, James McSpirit, Josh Weinstein, Jen Langgons
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7/8/2017Fire Island Ocean Swim400 meters, 1 mi, 5KTBA http://www.openwaterswimli.com/events/fire-island-ocean-swim/no 10K option this year. (ED: Cuz Erin SHUT IT DOWN with her win last year) Lucy Pollen
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7/15/2017Greenwich Point 1m Swim (Greenwich, CT) 1miTBA http://www.gscevents.org/Usually a discount for registering for both GSC events
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7/22/2017CIBBOWS Grimaldo's Mile
(Brighton Beach)
1mi
$75 before 4/11
https://www.cibbows.org/races/2016/grimaldos-mileAnother good local race for beginnersAnna Armentrout, Kathleen Crowell, Carmen Menocal, Jim McSpiritt
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7/22/2017Montauk Ocean Swim .5mi, 1mi, 5K
$40-$55 in advance
http://www.montaukplayhouse.org/montauk-ocean-swim-challenge-2/Brennan's favorite OW sprint/swimMargaret Tato, Brennan Kelly
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7/30/2017Compo Beach Swim
(Westport, CT)
1mi$50https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/3082/Programs/Search.mvc/sessions?program_id=28078&category_ids=7684RED TIDE TEAM RACE!
Great race for OW beginners
Danielle Honrath, David Lee, Kenny Wong, Kelly McPherson, Tony McMahon, Erin Chipalowsky, Marty Munson; Jonathan Wells; Andrea McClure, Dan Hu, Mikki Yamashita; Mariya Vasileva, Deborah Fung, Barbara Charles, Ina Goldberg, Guang Yu
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8/5/2017Swim Across the Sound25K (15.5 mi) $200 + fundraising goalhttps://give.stvincents.org/marathon2017Can be done solo or as relay. Fundraising is required.
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8/5/2017Steve Belson Memorial Masters Ocean Mile Swim1 mi$55 before 7/17; $75 before 8/3https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1356&smid=9083Replacing the old Point Lookout Swim. Hosted by Metro LMSC.
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8/5/2017Ocean Beach 2m Swim (Greenwich, CT) 2miTBA http://www.gscevents.org/Usually a discount for registering for both GSC events
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8/19/2017Rose Pitonof Swim (UrbanSwim)17 mi (tidal assist) $850-$1,200 (+fuel surcharge) urbanswim.org/rose-pitonof-swimIndividual, 2 & 4 Person relays allowedMarty Munson, Abby Fairman
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8/20/1720 Bridges #528.5 mi (tidal assist) $2,500https://www.nyopenwater.org/20-bridges-swim/The new & improved MIMS! Volunteers needed on multiple datesJennifer Snyder
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8/20/17Long Beach Lifeguard Memorial Swim (fka: John Daly Swim) 1 mi$35 before 8/18https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/LongBeach/TheLongBeachLifeguardSwimAwards to top Male/Female finishers and top 5 in 10 year age groupsLinda Horiuchi, Miki Yamashita, Anna Armentrout, Zahava Lipton, Debra Fung, Jim McSpirit, Guang Yu, Barbara Charles, Erin Chipalowsky
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9/2/2017Lake Quassapaug Swim Festival .5 mi, 1.5 mi, 3mi $30-$90, depending on distance & raceqsailingcenter.org/openwater.htmlSwim one race or all three! Great options for beginnersSebastian Moll, Guang Yu, Chris Dick, Barbara Charles
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9/9/2017Liberty to Freedom Swim (UrbanSwim)2.2 mi$350urbanswim.org/liberty-to-freedom-swimRequires 30 minute/mile pace or faster
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9/10/2017Lake Hopatcong Swim Festival
(Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
.5 mi, 1 mi, 2 mi on 9/11; 9.11 mi on 9/10$60 + depending on distancehttp://www.swimlakehopatcong.com/9.11 mi race requires kayak support.
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9/16/2017CIBBOWS 3, 2, 1 Swim
(Brighton Beach)
1 mi, 2 mi, 3 mi$80 by 6/22https://www.cibbows.org/races/2016/3-2-1fka: The Triple DipAbby Fairman, Anna Armentrout, Thayer Thompson
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9/16/2017Art Figur Tour de Shore 2K$55 by 9/1http://www.active.com/new-rochelle-ny/water-sports/swimming/art-figur-tour-de-shore-2017Barbara Charles
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9/17/2017NYOW Spuyten Duyvil 10K (tidal assist) $80 by 9/8https://www.nyopenwater.org/open-water-activities/spuyten-duyvil-10k/Very fast current! Abby Fairman, Jennifer Snyder, Natalie Pummill, Eleni Reed, Zahava Lipton, Anna Armentrout, Miki Yamashita, Barbara Charles, Joann Gonchar, Kyle Jones, Marty Munson, Sebastian Moll, Susan Bowman, Maggie Meehan,
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11/11/2017CIBBOWS Veteran's Day Swim1 mi, 2 mi, 3 mi$200
https://www.cibbows.org/races/2017/veterans-day-swim
Good cold water acclimation swim!
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TRAVEL SWIMS
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Each of the events listed below has been completed by a Red Tide swimmer and is recommended as a quality race.
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Date RaceDistanceCost Registration Details Notes2017 Swimmers
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7/22/2017Trans Tahoe Relay
(Lake Tahoe, CA)
10 mi TBDwww.transtahoerelay.com6 people. 10 miles. 55 degrees. No wetsuits.
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7/29/2017Kingdom Swim
(Newport, VT)
3 mi, 10K, 10 mi, 25K $125-$700http://kingdomgames.co/kingdom-swim-2016/All swims require kayak support which can be added to race entry for a fee.Natalie Pummill, Jennifer Snyder, Abby Fairman, Zahava Lipton, Eleni Reed
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8/5/2017Boston Light Swim8 miSOLD OUThttp://bostonlightswim.org/registration/Lottery opens March 11.
Requires kayak support
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8/11-20/2017Swim the Kingdom Week (Newport, VT)Varies by day$100/dayhttp://www.kingdomswim.org/8 lakes, 45 miles - do as many or as few as you like! Kayak escorts are required.
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8/27/2017Cedar Island Swim
(Avalon, NJ)
5K$45 before 8/1 http://www.timkerrcharities.org/events/cedar-island-5k-swim/Voted one of the top 100 swims in USA.
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8/27/2017Lake George OW Swim
(Hague, NY)
2.5K, 5K, 10KTBDhttp://www.lakegeorgeswim.com/RED TIDE TEAM RACE!
Races are various loops of 2.5K course.
Abby Fairman, Jennifer Snyder, Sebastian Moll, Guang Yu, Kenny Wong, Chris Dick, Andi McLure, Kathleen Crowell, Marty Munson, Eleni Reed
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8/30/2017Hellespont6.2Kfrom $665https://www.swimtrek.com/packages/hellespont-and-dardanelles-swimOne of the top 10 swims in the world, commemorating Turkish Victory Day. Start on the European shore and swim to Asia!
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9/1/2017Valley Forge Marathon Swim
(Eagleville, PA)
8 mi (tidal assist) TBAhttp://www.frenchcreekracing.com/events.htmlWell organized race on Fri before Labor Day; requires kayak support
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9/4/2017Waikiki Rough Water Swim (Waikiki, Hawaii)2.35 mi$50http://www.waikikiroughwaterswim.com/From Kristin G: Exotic and very fun!
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9/9/2017Big Shoulders
(Chicago, IL)
2.5K/5KSOLD OUThttp://www.bigshouldersswim.com/Registration opens on March 1, 2017 and will likely sell out in a few days! Plan ahead
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9/9/17Alcatraz Invitational
(San Francisco, CA)
1.27mi$180http://serc.com/Alcatraz-Invitational.htmlWater temps in high 50s to low 60s, it's a huge event with up to 1000 swimmers! Super fun!
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9/16/2017Bone Crusher Swim (British Virgin Islands)10KTBAhttps://www.facebook.com/bonecrusherswim/
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9/23/20173 Rivers Marathon Swim
(Pittsburgh, PA)
30KTBAhttp://www.darren-miller.com/three-rivers-marathon-swim/Brand New Race! Registration opens on April 22, 2017Abby Fairman
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10/1/2017Escape from Lewes Open Water Classic 1 mi, 5K$119, $159http://delmosports.com/escape-lewes-open-water-swim-classic/From Hayley: Jump from a ferry to start; wetsuit and non-westsuit categories
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10/1/2017Swim around Charleston (Charleston, S.C.)12m$230 + $60 paddlerhttp://www.swimaroundcharleston.org/From Marty: Nice race with great food and drink in that town!Abby Fairman
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10/7/2017Clean Half
(Hong Kong)
15K~$250 (includes paddler)http://openwaterasia.com/events/swimming/clean-half/From Jane & Abby: This is a tough swim, but really fun crowd. Do it solo or as a relay.
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10/8/2017Round the Sound
(Bermuda)
10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K$129http://www.aquamoonadventures.com/Jen L., Linda H & Jen H. all LOVED this race in 2016. Ask Barbara about meeting the Governer!Barbara Charles, Abby Fairman, Erin Dougherty, Susan Bowman, Amanda Almon, Maggie Meehan, Melissa Bybee
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11/5/2017Barbados Open Water Festival 1.5K, 5K, 10K$35 per racewww.swimbarbadosvacations.com/Multiple days of swimming in gorgeous setting.10K is 4 loops; 5K is 2 loops
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11/5/201721st Annual St. Croix Coral Reef Swim1 mi, 2 mi, 5 mi$75-$105swimrace.comFrom Melissa B - It was awesome! The most amazing blue water - I would so do it again...
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