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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Long And Short Of Mastering Open Water

The U.S. Masters Swimming announced it 2014 schedule of open water swimming national championship events.

The events take place all over the country from shore to shore including the West Coast (California and Oregon), South (Tennessee), Midwest (Minnesota) and East Coast (New York).

From 1 mile to 10, the 2014 schedule has something for everyone:

1-Mile Open Water Swimming Championship
Distance: 1 mile
Date: June 7th 2014
Hosts: Davis Aquatic Masters
Location: Lake Berryessa, Napa County, California
Course: 1-mile course
Website: www.damfast.org

2-Mile Cable National Championship
Distance: 2 miles
Date: August 16th 2014
Hosts: Adirondack Masters
Location: Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York
Course: Cable course

1-3 Mile Open Water Swimming Championship
Distance: 2.4 miles
Date: May 17th 2014
Hosts: Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers, Outdoor Chattanooga and the River Rats Masters
Location: Tennessee River along the downtown Chattanooga waterfront, Tennessee
Course: 1.2-mile loop course

3-6 Mile Open Water Swimming Championship
Distance: 5 km (3.1 miles)
Date: August 3rd 2014
Hosts: Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
Location: Elk Lake, Bend, Oregon at the 20th Cascade Lakes Swim Series & Festival
Course: out-and-back course
Website: www.comaswim.org

6-9 Mile Open Water Swimming Championship
Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles)
Date: August 23rd 2014
Hosts: Green Leaf Racing
Location: Hague on Lake George, New York
Course: A diamond-shaped out-and-back course
Website: www.lakegeorgeswim.com

9+ Mile Open Water Swimming Championship
Distance: 10 miles
Date: July 26th 2014
Hosts: Genesis Aquatics/Hopkins Aquatics
Location: Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota
Course: 5-mile out-and-back course

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The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

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The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

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