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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nor'easter Taking Storm

There is a storm brewing in the northeastern part of the United States and it is churning up a whole lotta open water swims.

Today, with the efforts of Frans Lawaetz, Ulla Hester, Tom Gastel, and Karen Greene of the Charles River Swimming Club - and many others like them, the Charles River Swim kicks off the northeastern seaboard open water season.

Volunteers like this hard-working quartet all over New England are helping out in myriad ways as the open water swimming world is chugging right along in the Northeastern part of the United States.

New England is the region of the northeast United States consisting of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

The 2013 open water swimming schedule is as follows:

June 1st: 1-mile Charles River Swim (Charles River, Massachusetts)
June 16st: 1-, 3-mile Wayland Swim (Lake Cochituate, Massachusetts)
June 22nd: 1-mile Against the Tide Swim For Breast Cancer (Hopkinton State Park, Massachusetts)
June 29nd: 0.5-, 1-, 3.1-mile Mashpee Super Swim (John's Pond, Mashpee, Cape Cod, Massachusetts), Greenwich Open Water Swim (Greenwich, Connecticut)
July 6th: 1-, 3-, 6-, 10-mile Kingdom Swim / WOWSA World 10-mile Swimming Championships (Lake Memphremagog, Vermont)
July 12th: 22-mile Boston Harbor Swim Relay (Boston, Massachusetts) July 13th: 2.4-mile Peaks to Portland Swim (Portland, Maine), 1.2-mile Buzzards Bay Swim (New Bedford, Massachusetts), 0.5-, 1-mile Nantasket Beach Swim (Nankasket Beach, Massachusetts)
July 20th: 2.4-mile Nubble Light Challenge (York, Maine), 1.7-mile Save The Bay/Swim For Narragansett Bay (Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island)
August 4th: 0.31-, 1-, 3.1-mile Salem Harbor Open Water Swim (Salem, Massachusetts)
August 10th: 1-, 2.5-, 5 km Sebago Challenge (Casco, Maine), 1-mile Dogtown Dive (Gloucester, Massachusetts)
August 17th: Clean Harbor Swim (Gloucester, Massachusetts), Swim Against The Tide (Nickerson State Park)
August 24th: 0.31-, 1-, 3.1-mile Salem Harbor Open Water Swim, Nantucket Island Open Water Swim (Nantucket Island, Massachusetts)
September 1st: 1.5-, 3 km Mighty Merrimack Swim (Lowell, Massachusetts)
September 7th: 1.4-mile Provincetown Swim For Life, Rhode Island Open Water Swim (Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island)
September 21st: 1.5 km Boston Sharkfest
September 28th: 1.5 km Newport Sharkfest (Newport, Rhode Island)

Greenwich Swim Across America 2012 from Daniel Wills on Vimeo.

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