Swim Calendars

NiekNiek Member
edited October 2013 in Resources
calendar with all known European and FINA o.w. events
http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
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  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Thanks for starting this @Niek. Here's another one with mostly US-based swims: http://usopenwaterswimming.org/2013OWCalendar.htm
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    This seems as good a time as any to ask:

    Are any forum members interested in maintaining a Regional Open Water Swim Calendar for marathonswimmers.org?

    We are looking to add more regional calendars to the (currently very short) list on the newly launched main page:

    http://marathonswimmers.org

    We think it is easier to maintain updated and accurate listings on a regional basis. It is also easier for one person to maintain with a minimum time commitment.

    As two examples, see the two calendars I currently maintain for Southern California and 10km+ swims in the U.S.

    If you are interested in representing your home neck of the woods on marathonswimmers.org (with full credit), please send me a PM through the forum.

    Thanks,
    Evan
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited June 2
    Sorry, just realized the page mentioned above had a bad link to the U.S. Marathon Swim Calendar. It's fixed now. Correct link is:

    http://www.marathonswimmers.org/resources/swims/us-marathon-swims/
  • Including loops and tidal is genius, I really like the format of that one evmo. Shows me all the relevant infos at one glance without having to go to the event website, which can be a tedious process when looking for suitable swims.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Thanks @Mandai. Glad you like it.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited June 2
    Thank you @IronMike for volunteering to maintain a DC-metro regional swim calendar.

    http://www.marathonswimmers.org/resources/swims/northern-virginia-washington-dc-open-water/
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Just updated it, to include a 5K available near Charlottesville, VA this Sunday!
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    I'm updating the DC metro area ones. Should have some new dates by tomorrow.
  • Just to add to the list.. both the Dolphin Club and the South End have swims on their websites. HOWEVER>... swims are only open to club members. It does give you an idea of how many swims can be done in SF Bay area.
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  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited February 5
    Bumping this thread for the new year.

    Anyone interested in maintaining an Open Water calendar for their local region? Currently we have three MSF-maintained calendars:
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Mine is updated as of today.
  • NiekNiek Member
    Mine is every week up to date. :)
    calendar with all known European and FINA o.w. events
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • Hey Guys,
    I would like to update some of our events on the various calendars cited here. Is there a direct link I missed or do we email you individually?

    We have a new title sponsor (HCA, Va.) for the Peluso Open Water Race Series which will add some much needed capital to the series. The series has been broken into three very distinct events:
    April 19 - Cold Water/Fast Current (1500m)
    May 31 - The RVA-Mile (1-mi)
    Aug 23 - Glow Swim Series Finale (500m night swimming - multiple heats)

    To the Bridge & Back has affiliated with Speedo and is offering a 10-mile event with a $5,000 prize purse along with the original 5-mile event. The 10-miler is limited to 25-male/25-Female athletes and entry is by application (to avoid the button mashing) but not to just the "fast guys". We are looking for compelling stories - are you overcoming a life obstacle, swimming to raise awareness or money, we want you in our event. I appreciate any calendar assistance you can provide.
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    edited February 10
    Jay (@jpeluso), I'll update the "DC" calendar and tell @evmo when I'm done so it can be updated here on the MSF.

    Is To the B&B still on 4 Oct? Just a 5- and 10-miler? No 1- or 3-miler?
  • Thanks Mike,
    Yes still on Oct. 4
    10-mi and 5-mi events, no 1.0mi or 2.4mi as we've done in the past.
    New website was supposed to go live Feb 1 but now we are hoping for Feb 15.
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Roger, @jpeluso. Updated. @evmo, the DC calendar is now updated.
  • Need anything for Florida? Happy to assist.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    @cechezabal -- thank you! It would be awesome to have a Florida calendar. I will email you.
  • @cechezabel, @evmo - I could offer a bit of help expanding the calendar to the gulf coast
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Just updated the DC calendar with yet another new OW swim! Come check out the National Capital Region (encompassing Northern and Souther VA, Southern and Eastern MD, DC) for a swim and go see the Smithsonians (for free!), one of the few good reasons you pay taxes in this country!
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Update on the Harborfest Tri Swims at National Harbor, MD: WaveOne swimming founder and fellow marathon swimmer, Denis Crean, is trying to make a 5k happen along with the three other swims (750m, 1.2mile, 2.4mile) on 3 August.

    If you want to swim the 5K, but would be okay with a 2.4 miler, then sign up for the 2.4. If Denis can make the 5K happen, he will, but you might not find out until that morning if you're swimming 2.4 or 3.1 miles!

    So, when you sign up for the 2.4, make a note in your registration and email Denis at [email protected] to tell him you're interested in the 5K.

    Info here: http://www.harborfestswim.com/index.html
    Registration is here: https://waveone.webconnex.com/harborfest

    If you sign up, let me know. Would be nice to meet other MSF swimmers in the flesh.
  • tortugatortuga Member
    @ IronMike: Any word on when is WaveOne going to open registration for Swim for the Potomac?
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    @tortuga, haven't heard anything yet. I'll ask Denis.

    If it's anything like the last couple of years, I'd say about a month out.
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    Update to the 3 August Harborfest Tri Distance Swims: there is now a 5K offered!

    Come see the (U.S.) nation's capital and enjoy some open water camaraderie!

    @evmo, I updated the calendar.
  • timsroottimsroot Member
    Announced 5k and 10k just north of Houston have been added to the gulf coast calendar. I know of some other races in the world, but they haven't been announced yet.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited July 25
    Thanks, guys. Your updates have been pushed to the live site.

    This is a good excuse to reiterate a standing request:

    Is anyone interested in building+maintaining a regional open water swim calendar for their location?

    Currently we have US (6 miles+), SoCal, Midwest, NoVa/DC (thanks @IronMike), and Florida/Gulf Coast (thanks @timsroot). But it would be great to have more.

    http://marathonswimmers.org/resources/swims/
  • NiekNiek Member
    edited July 25
    And you can consult the European calendar on http://openwaterswimming.eu
    Sorry folks but I won't copy all those +1.600 events/year to http://www.marathonswimmers.org/resources/swims/ Come see the calendar at my site.
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited July 25
    The potential value here, at least in the US, is:

    (1) USMS, USAT, Active.com calendars only cover their own events;
    (2) Fully-national calendars are too unwieldy, and less relevant to most OWS enthusiasts' web-searching behavior.

    As an example, the Google search rankings for some of our current calendars:

    search term: "southern california open water swimming" (and variants)
    MSF calendar rank: 1

    search term: "midwest open water swimming" (and variants)
    MSF calendar rank: 1

    search term: "washington dc open water swimming" (and variants)
    MSF calendar rank: 2

    search term: "marathon swims" MSF calendar rank: 1

    We don't make money (ad revenue) off these calendars, this is just about connecting local/regional swim communities with swims of interest to them.
  • jkormanikjkormanik Boise, IdahoMember
    Evan -

    I may be interested. I live in Boise, so maybe the Pacific Northwest (PNW) or Rocky Mountain West (RMW)? We should chat.
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    IronMike said:

    Update to the 3 August Harborfest Tri Distance Swims: there is now a 5K offered!

    Come see the (U.S.) nation's capital and enjoy some open water camaraderie!

    Update to the update: due to potential thunderstorms this weekend, the Harborfest Tri Swims are rescheduled to 10 August.

    @evmo, I've updated the calendar.
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