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Sunday, October 18, 2015
365-Day Open Water Swimming Bucket List - January
If we were retired and had an extremely large amount of discretionary funds and a private jet to focus on open water swimming, we would love to travel the world for one year and swim the race courses of both our favorite races and of events that we always wanted to try.
For the month of January, we want to see all those ice swimming events and competitions in cold water locations.* Our theoretical schedule would start of in London and then take us to both the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.
We will put together a 365-day open water swimming bucket list for the rest of the month.
January 1 - Peter Pan Cup Christmas Morning Handicap Swim (London, England)
January 2 - Tooting Bec Lido (South London, England)
January 3 - Big Chill Swim (Windermere, England)
January 4 - Big Chill Swim Salford (The Quays, England)
January 5 - Pedlar's Lake (Conor Pass (Brando Mountains, Dingle, Ireland)
January 6 - Conroy Pond (Wild Water Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
January 7 - Festival Internacional de Natación de Invierno (Puerto Madero, Argentina)
January 8 - Festival Internacional de Natación de Invierno (El Calafate, Argentina)
January 9 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland)
January 10 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Helsinki, Finland)
January 11 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Jyväskylä, Finland)
January 12 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Kajaani, Finland)
January 13 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Muonio,, Finland)
January 14 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Oulu, Finland)
January 15 - Latvian Winter Swimming Championships (Beberliņi Lake, Latvia)
January 16 - Jelgava Roni Cup (Jelgava, Latvia)
January 17 - International Winter Swimming World Cup (Skellefteå, Sweden)
January 18 - International Winter Swimming World Cup (Tallinn, Estonia)
January 19 - International Winter Swimming Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
January 20 - Ice Swimming German Open (Wöhrsee, Germany)
January 21 - Blansko, Czech Republic
January 22 - 1.PKO Swimming Club (River Vltava, Czech Republic)
January 23 - Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club (Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA)
January 24 - Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim (Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, USA)
January 25 - US Winter Swimming Championships (Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, USA)
January 26 - Ice Swim Africa (Fraserburg, South Africa)
January 27 - Russian Ice Swimming Championships (Lake Semenovskoe, Murmansk, Russia)
January 28 - Murmansk Mile Kola Bay, Russia)
January 29 - International Extreme Race of Winter Swimming (Yellow River, Qinghai, China)
January 30 - International Festival for Winter Swimming in Springs in Jinan, China
January 31 - Tyumen Open Water Swimming Cup, Tyumen [Тюме́н] (Oblast, Russia)
Note: These dates are not the dates of the events listed. The dates of the event listed range from December to March and are held all throughout the winter months.
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