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July 13th, 2003, 07:23 PM
Big Shoulders has been sanctioned.

Mark your calenders, SATURDAY, Sept 6th, 2003
8:00 am
Ohio Street Beach, Chicago

5K or 2.5 K

entry is posted on the CMSA website:
cmsaswim.org "meet market link"

and on the Big Shoulders website:

July 17th, 2003, 09:56 PM
How clean is Lake Michigan where Big Shoulders is held? I wonder about the cleanliness of bodies of water that are near large cities. I remember seeing film of Lake Erie burning near Cleveland. And hear there are still recommendations limiting the amount of Great Lakes fish a person should consume. Chicago and a 3 mile swim sound cool, but what is the condition of Lake Michigan there?

July 21st, 2003, 11:31 PM
We just had the 6-Mile Swim America in Chicago, Lake Michigan off of Ohio Street Beach.

Water is clear, the swimming contest is held on Ohio Street Beach by Navy Pier, there is a break water, which keeps most of the unwanted away. Most of the time the beaches are closed South of Ohio Street Beach.