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Charity Swims

Charity swim is an open water swimming event, relay, stage swim or race with the primary goal of raising money, media attention and awareness for a cause, individual or non-profit organization, especially among individuals and non-traditional donors.

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Sep
6
Tue
2016
1st Annual Variety Village Open Water Swim @ Buttermilk Falls Resort
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
7
Wed
2016
Loch Ard Swim Festival @ Loch Ard
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. It is situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park  near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire.  The loch is approximately 4  kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Its shelteres location means it is ideal for Open Water Swimming.​

This event will include a 2k and 5k swim.​

 

This event will be swum from Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard., FK8 3TL.

 

 

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival @ Lake Hopatcong
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm

About the Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival

The Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival began as a charity event to honor one of Lake Hopatcong’s most well-known businessmen, Tom Wear, owner of one of the marinas on Lake Hopatcong and the Wearhouse Grille restaurant who passed away in 2008. Bridgette Hobart-Janeczko, an avid open water swimmer established an open water swim to honor Tom. The first Tom Wear Memorial Swim took place in 2009, with over 100 swimmers taking place in quarter mile and one mile races and swimmers ranging from their early teens to their late 70s. Over eight thousand dollars was raised for the Jefferson Township Animal Pound.

The success of the 2009 swim led to it being selected for the 2010 US Masters One Mile Colonies Zone Open Water Swim championship, bringing athletes from throughout the Northeastern United States. In subsequent years the event has been expanded with races to accommodate experienced and novice swimmers from all over the region and country, with options for passionate competitors as well as “fun” swimmers to enjoy the experience. Our charities have also diversified to four different but vital animal organizations. The event was renamed the Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival in 2012 to reflect the common enthusiasm we share in open water swimming, and we continue to honor Tom Wear through the 1 Mile Tom Wear Memorial Swim. Our 2012 event was a great success, raising over $11,000 to benefit our animal rescue and K-9 charities.

The event takes place on the beautiful Woodport Bay section of Lake Hopatcong.

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Ioannideia 2016 @ Famagusta Nautical Club
Sep 11 @ 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Ioannideia is an event established by Famagusta Nautical Club in the memory of Our Vice President and Commander General of the Cyprus Navy, Andrea Ioannide who was killed at the explosion of Mari on July 2011.    Ioannideia became the biggest Water Sport Event in Cyprus, including an International Offshore Sailing Regatta, an International Optimist Sailing Regatta, as well as International Swimming, Rowing and Canoe/Kayaking Marathons.   The Event takes place in Limassol, in front of our Club, although some social events and marathon starts take place to the premises of our Partner, Limassol Marina.

Cyprus 2

Sep
14
Wed
2016
The Ecover Blue Mile @ The Barbican & Waterfront, Plymouth, UK
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

The Ecover Blue Mile is the UK’s mass-participation watersports event for our blue environment.  This is your chance to join thousands of people across the UK who will be getting wet this summer, to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society, to help safeguard our seas, shores and wildlife.

Swim, kayak or paddle the Ecover Blue Mile at our flagship event in Plymouth over the weekend of 14th and 15th September 2013.  Or if you fancy a bigger challenge, why not take on all three disciplines in our Aquatriathlon.
The one mile, timed, open water swim will take place in Plymouth's stunning and historic waterfront. Participants must be aged 16 yrs and over on the day of the event and be capable of swimming the full distance. Timing chips and swim hats are included in the entry fee and wetsuits are compulsory.  There is also a 0.5 mile open water swim for 14yrs and over.

To enter, visit www.thebluemile.org and click Take Part to choose your event.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
Oct
13
Thu
2016
The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information and Entry Forms: http://www.aquamoonadventures.com

Rich in history Bermuda lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78.

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda.

Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

- horseback riding on the beaches
- walk on a moonlit beach
- diving the shipwrecks for treasure
- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs
- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in
- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn
- world class shopping & restaurants
- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)
- the post race karaoke and social
- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort
- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information & the Entry Forms are posted here:

http://www.aquamoonadventures.com/

 

Event Director: Randy Nutt info@randynutt.com

 10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

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Additional information:

 

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda . Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

 

- horseback riding on the beaches

- diving the shipwrecks for treasure

- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs

- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in

- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn

- world class shopping & restaurants

- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)

- the post race karaoke and social

- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort

- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

 

 

Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:

Q: Do I need a support boat?

A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.

 

Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?

A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.

 

Q: How will I navigate during the swim?

A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting. Weather permitting we will offer the swimmers a boat tour of the race course at this meeting.

 

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?

A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

 

Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda ?

A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda . The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.

 

 

Q: Are there socials planned?

A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

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Nov
2
Wed
2016
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 all-day

Lake Eland Mile Open Water Swim takes place each year on the first sunday of November , the next event will take place in the Lake at the Lake Eland Game Reserve, in Kwazulu Natal South coast of South Africa on the 3rd of November 2013. For a truly wild swim experience this is an event not to be missed. Set in the bush amongst wild animals the lake is a draw card for swimmers from all over the world as the location although in the bush is also only 35km away from the beach in the closest town of port Shepstone. The events offered include 500m / mile events and 3000m event which is a SSA qualifying event. The Lake Eland mile sees swimmers from ages 6 - 76 enter the event each year, an activity the entire family can join in for. Cash prizes and Gold Silver and Bronze medals are won each year over 29 different categories and all swimmers receive finishing medals. Although many stands is available for browsing on the day including food stalls, the Reserve allow visitors to bring in their own drinks, gas braais and food should they not wish to purchase food at the venue. Fees for 2013 ranges from R85 per swimmer for team events to R260 (including towels and depending on date of entry) many fee structures are offered in between and largely depend on the date entered, whether a towel is ordered and whether discount applies. Lake Eland Mile offers discounts on entries in 2013, should a swimmer swim more than one event discounts are given and should a swimmer be a pensioner 20% discount on entry fees are offered. Entries in 2013 can be done online at http://www.lakeeland.margateswimmingclub.co.za loads of info can also be accessed on the Lake Eland Mile section of the Margate Swimming Club website, who is the host of this annual event. Click top links for more info on directions, accommodation, entry procedures, maps and don't forget the Pre-Entry Prize draw for a holiday on offer for a family of 4 if you enter before 30 September 2013. Bring the whole family, make it a fun day out or a weekend trip or incorporate it in a week's holiday, very rare you find the bush and beach within a radius of 40km from each other. Truly an event not to be missed!

Dec
2
Fri
2016
3rd Annual Sunset Crippen Mile @ Miromal Lakes ( Fort Myers Area)
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The 3rd Annual Event honoring Fran Crippen.  Proceeds from the event go towards the Elevation Foundation set up in Frans memory. Held as part of the 2013 Open Water Festival being held at Miromar Lakes, located in the Fort Myers Area.
www.openwaterfestival.org