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River Swims

David Barra and Rondi Davies have created one of the longest series of marathon swims in the world. Their 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is one of the newest and most popular ultra-marathon challenges in the world. Back in 2011, these were the results and courses swum day after day. This page provides a list of upcoming river swims.

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Sep
6
Sun
2015
Liberty to Freedom Swim
Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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                                   Event Details

Join us on Sunday, September 6th, 2015 for a 2.2M swim from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower in downtown Manhattan.

This swim is dedicated to celebrating the freedom of the American people, and to the memory of those that died and served on September 11, 2001

Experience Requirements:
The Liberty to Freedom Swim is a challenging open water event, involving a Hudson River channel crossing in typically choppy conditions.  All participants must provide proof of recent, comparable open water swim experience, and must swim at a pace of 30 minutes per mile or faster.

Oct
6
Tue
2015
Peluso Open Water’s “To the Bridge & Back” 5.0/2.4-Mile Race @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Do you have what it takes to swim to the World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge and Back?

That’s 5 miles.

WHAT: 5-Mile & 2.4-Mile Open Water Swims
WHEN: October 6, 2013
WHERE:
American Legion Post 354
4800 Welby Turn
Midlothian, VA 232113
Nov
2
Mon
2015
LAKE ELAND MILE – OPEN WATER SWIM (KZN SOUTH AFRICA) @ Lake Eland Game Reserve
Nov 2 – Nov 3 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
Wed
2015
Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon @ Cedar Hill Marina
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day

The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a 3 mile open water swim, a 2 mile open water swim or a sprint triathlon in scenic Bivalve, Maryland.  This is a challenging open water swim that includes strong tides and currents.  This will be the 6th year of the event.  The Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned event and is a 501(c)3 corporation.  All proceeds benefit various local charities

Dec
3
Thu
2015
Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) @ Grand Forks, ND
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Next test date: July 13, 2013

The second longest swim race in the country, but based on finishing times, this might be the hardest.  Challenge the Red River of the North as it winds its way between North Dakota and Minnesota and swim the 27 mile course from Grand Forks to Oslo.  Swimmers can compete solo or as members of a relay team.  The entry fee for solo swimmers is only $250 and includes a support kayaker - making it not only one of the toughest and longest events available, but also one of the most affordable.  12 swimmers tested themselves in the inaugural offering in 2012, including Oceans Seven swimmer Darren Miller and Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nominee, Daniel Projansky (who swam the entire distance butterfly!)

2013 race will be capped at 30 solo swimmers and 10 relay teams!  Registration opens on the first of the year at endracing.com.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #1 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Jun
14
Tue
2016
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #2 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Jun 14 – Jun 15 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim @ River Lee
Jul 6 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 am

The Lee Swim is one of the top open water swimming events in Ireland and everyone is welcome. The Lee River course runs through the centre of the City to maximise crowds – a great family event! Originally held in 1914, the 2005 event drew 110 swimmers and crowds in excess of 5,000. Since then the event has attracted an average entry of 300 swimmers. This year the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim Organising Committee is planning for 400! Most of the swimmers compete for age group prizes (under 20, 20-24, 25-29….up to 80-84!), some raise money for local charities and a good number just swim for the enjoyment of the day and the cheers of family and friends. Following the swim a very social atmosphere continues on the boardwalk outside the Clarion Hotel and various festivities into the night.

Min age: 12 years

Distance: 2k

Jul
13
Wed
2016
22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life @ Rolph's Wharf Marina
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life

Swim for Life is an open water swim competition and fundraising event to benefit Washington, DC-area HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations, as well as local watershed organizations that advocate for clean, local waters.

Sanctioned each year by United States Masters Swimming, Swim for Life begins and ends at Rolph's Wharf on the Chester River, which is one of the Chesapeake Bay's most beautiful tributaries. Athletes have the choice of swimming 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 miles. New for 2013: The 2.4-mile Triathlon Challenge Swim!

The District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) will host the 22nd Annual Maryland Swim for Life on July 13th in Chestertown, Maryland. For more information and registration for this year’s event, please go to http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org

 

Aug
24
Wed
2016
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #3 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Aug 24 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.