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The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are a 2-day event in Reston VA, May 27-28 2017. Saturday May 27th offers a 1 mile Practice Swim on the race course. Sunday May 28th has 2 races, 1 mile race and 2 mile race. Water temperatures are usually in the 70's F, and both CAT I and CAT II swimwear can be accommodated. The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are now in its 30th year.
The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims (JMLS) and Open Water Clinic is a two-day event held each year over Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.
This year the 1-Mile and 2-Mile races will be on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
To view the course map for the swim, click on the following link: Lake Audubon Course Map (jpg Format)
The Reston Masters’ Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Sanction (USMS Sanction #107-W001). The following link enables you to familiarize yourself with the USMS rules for the swim (in PDF format): USMS Open Water and Long Distance Swimming Rules
Staged at Victory Park, Rumson Nj
Athlete Instructions/Start Times:
Kids Swim 300 yards at 8:00 (12 yrs and younger)
1.2 Mile (1 loop) 1st heat 8:15 am First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes
2.4 Mile (2 loop) 1st heat 8:25 am First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes
We will be swimming in a clockwise rotation. Tide wile be going out starting at 8:30, so while out in the river, return strip will be with the tide. Bring tinted goggles if possible, the sun could be in your face on return trip.
Starting on the beach, swimming toward the end of the =dock, keeping buoys on your right at all times. Yellow buoys on the way out, Orange on the way back
You will swim around the docks, and stay to the left of the buoys, hugging the shore line until you reach the point at the end of the cove. At that point you will swim directly east, parallel to the channel, the tide will be with you at this point. Once you approach the last turn buoy, turn a 90 degree turn towards Victory Park.
We will have two completely separate finishes. Please study the finish area for your distance prior to the start
1.2 swimmers finishing on one side, the 2.4 will finish first loop, go through the chute and back out for second loop. 2.4 finish will be a separate map towards the east side of the beach. Look for finish Archway for 2.4
At check in, we will be marking your hand and your cap with your chip number. Chips can go OVER your wetsuit (for easier removal) on your ankle only, not on your wrist!
The French Creek Tri is the Philadelphia Area's Premiere Triathlon Event in French Creek State Park! It includes an Olympic Distance Triathlon, and a Sprint Distance Triathlon, an Aqua-Bike Division, a Relay Division, and a Team challenge event.
This year we're gearing up for our 4th Year! The excitement is building to make this an even better event than last year's FCT. John took all the feedback from the racers and volunteers, and is working hard to make a great event achieve even higher goals!
+ USAT Sanctioned event
+ Custom awards to top 3 in each age group
+ Prize Purse to top 3 Male/Female overall winners in the Olympic distance race
+ Free hot food buffet for all racers, and volunteers
We will offer a 1.0 mile fun swim on Fri., June 2 / a 2.4 mile USMS national championship on Sat., June 3 and a 9.2 mile USMS National Championship on Sunday, June 4th.
DAM's Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest running open water swim events in America. Started in 1981 as a friendly lake swim, this event now attracts over 300 swimmers each year to the shores of Lake Berryessa.
Sanction: This event is sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming for USMS, Inc. (Sanction #385-W002)
This event is also sanctioned by USA Swimming.
The Logan Rutledge Children’s Foundation Presents The Annual Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim.
Race Course: Both the 5 mile and the 2.4 mile open water swim (same as the IronMan Triathlon) will take place in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor. Swimmers for the 5 mile Splash will start at the Daniel Island Pier and swimmers for the 2.4 mile Splash will start at Hobcaw Yacht Club, swimming along the Mount Pleasant shoreline, under the New Cooper River Bridge, passing the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and finish at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Center.
The Charles River One Mile Swim is the Charles River Swimming Club's annual event. It is a competitive, open water swim held in the Charles River, along the Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts. The goals of the swim are to promote river swimming and to celebrate the cleanliness of the river. The swim features fun prizes, chip timing, and post-race snacks as well as a beautiful, urban location.
The Washington's Crossing is a race across the Potomac River beginning when swimmers board a Potomac Riverboat water taxi and cruise to the western point of the river where Alexandria, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC intersect. From there, jump in the river, and begin the race with a water start. At the sound of the starting horn, swimmers will travel approximately 2.3
kilometers back on a well marked course, to the National Harbor beach lagoon to be greeted by the sculpture, the Awakening. Washington's Crossing is limited to 250 swimmers, so register now!
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac inspires and satisfies the natural draw and challenge of people to swim across a body of water from one bank to the other. As long as people have known how to swim, they have looked across a lake, river, bay, even ocean, and longed to jump in and swim to the other side. Fast becoming a capital of open water swimming, the Nation’s Capital plays host to a swim that allows swimmers of all abilities to meet a new personal quest. National Harbor is the perfect venue to provide the launching point for such an exhilarating event. Similar swim crossings regularly sell out and with a limited number of entries available, we expect the same. Washington's Crossing is destined to be a nationally recognized swim growing in prestige and attendance commensurate with our Nation’s Capital.
We have two swim events:
DERWENT ISLAND 1500M SWIM
A classic in the Keswick Mountain Festival sporting line-up, the1500m open water swim will take you out and around Derwent Island in a clockwise direction and then back in towards Crow Park. The beauty of Derwentwater and its surrounding views of Catbells, Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley will make this swim a memorable experience for all participants. A deep-water start will take you across to the shores of Derwent Isle, before swimming clockwise alongside its shores overlooked by the historic Island. Finish under the gantry back at the Festival base with an excited crowd ready to cheer you home.
DERWENTWATER 3KM OPEN WATER SWIM
The 3km open water swim will take you out and around Derwent Island. The beauty of Derwentwater and its surrounding views of Catbells, Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley will make this swim a memorable experience for all participants. A deep-water start will take you across to the shores of Derwent Isle, before swimming alongside its shores overlooked by the historic Island. Finish under the gantry back at the Festival base with an excited crowd ready to cheer you home.