Swims Over 10K

Swims Over 10K are posted here for those who want to find swims of a specific distance.

Arizona S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge @ Saguaro, Canyon, Apache and Roosevelt Lakes
Dec 3 all-day

In search of a unique open water swim challenge in Arizona, the four reservoirs on the Salt River provide that unique opportunity.   If Jack Kerouac wrote a story about the Dharma Bums swimming from dam to dam across a series of lakes in the rugged desert wild, this may have been the inspiration.  The brainchild of Mesa, Arizona attorney Kent Nicholas, S.C.A.R. stands for Saguaro, Canyon, Apache and Roosevelt lakes.  It's "a bit of a rogue swim" because there were no permits, licenses, insurance, coast guard support, law enforcement approval, or any other "permission" sought from anyone.   They hiked, boated, swam, laughed and swam again without letting the obstacles and hurdles of modern life prevent them from swimming more than 40 miles in a beautiful environment.




Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) @ Grand Forks, ND
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 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.

The Cold Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, solo or teams of 2, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach to Middle Island
Feb 14 all-day

The 2nd annual Cold Half is an incredible training opportunity for those wanting some good mileage in good conditions (meaning potentially tough), amazing scenery, and a great group of motivated do-ers.  This is for solos and teams of 2 only (30min legs).   This year, we are also creating the new "Cold Standard" race, which includes doing the Cold Half solo, and the next day, running in the Standard Chartered Marathon (full length).  We can help get entries to the always-sold-out Standard Chartered Marathon if you let us know by September 15th, 2013.   This is going to be a big race-double for those who are thriving on adrenaline.

Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

GIANTS OF THE BAY 30KM RACE - March 9, 2013

This is a new and exciting swim that raises awareness and funds for Autism. It is the longest swim in Australia and has some tidal assistance for the last 5 - 8 km. All swimmers will require a paddler and boat and there are qualification criteria for solo swimmers.

Giants of the Bay Facts:

Race Date: 9 March, 2013

Distance: 30km (some tide assist)

Location: Portarlington to Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) Melbourne, Australia

Categories: Solo, duo. teams of 4, teams of 6

Race entries open 1 December, 2012 (Cost - $250 per swimmer)

Website:  www.giantsofthebay.com.au

II Marnaton eDreams Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open water swimming race from Canyet to San Feliu de Guixols , Spain
Place : San Feliu de Guixols, Costa Brava North Spain
Distance : 6,0 km
Date : June, 29th, 2013
Time : 10:00 am
Only 1 hour from Barcelona, we hope to see you on the 29th of June for a swim along this route in the waters which run along the spectacular coastline of Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Costa Brava. We hope you can join us to enjoy this breath-taking area of large cliffs, where the rocks mingle with the plant life. We’ll once again be holding the butifarrada (sausage barbecue) to celebrate the finish on the beach.
And as a new feature, as it’s during the school holidays, we’re introducing a KIDS’ event.
More information about the race in : http://www.marnaton.com and about the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols is on: www.guixols.cat
Island Cíes Challenge 10km Swim Race @ Vigo
Aug 1 all-day
Czech OWS Championship 20km + Relays @ Lipno nad Vltavou
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

11:30 – 12:30 registration
13:10 1km
14:00 4x2km relays

8:00 – 9:00 registration for 20km + 10km
9:30 20km + 10km
12:30 – 13:30 registration for 3km
14:15 3km