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Ken Classen
October 17th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Does anyone know when when the names, locations and distances of the various 2013 USMS Open Water National Championships will be posted on the USMS open water calendar? I just checked and see nothing yet for 2013. It's never too early to start planning. I'm aware through other sources that the 10K is in Lake Mead in May and there is a 2.4 in southern California later in the summer but see nothing of the rest.

October 17th, 2012, 09:48 PM
July 6th, 2013: Kingdom Swim

Kingdom Swim has been selected to host the national 9+mile USMS Open Water Championship in 2013. There will be two 10 mile waves this year. The Championship Wave and the non championship wave (youth, wetsuits, and those not competing for the championship.)

Come on out to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (town of Newport) for an exceptional swim! Other distances are also offered - great for the whole family!



October 17th, 2012, 10:26 PM
The 2013 list is in Appendix C (http://www.usms.org/rules/appc.pdf) of the 2012 USMS Rule Book.

2013 National Events

Speedo USMS 1-Hour Postal Championship (25-yard or longer pool)
January 1–31, Davis Aquatic Masters

3–6 Mile Open Water National Championship (5 km)
April 27 or 28, Lee County Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships (SCY)
May 9–12, IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis Area Masters, Indianapolis, Ind.

Speedo USMS 5K and 10K Postal Championship (50-meter pool only)
May 15–September 15, Swim Louisville Masters

6+ Mile Open Water National Championship (10 km)
May 19, Swim Las Vegas Masters, Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

1-Mile Open Water National Championship
June 9, Tri-Valley Masters, Lake Del Valle, Livermore, Calif.

9+ Mile Open Water (10 mile)
July 6, Indoor Recreation Orleans County d/b/a Northeast Open Water Swimming Association, Lake Memphremagog, Prouty Beach, Newport, Vt.

1–3 Mile Open Water National Championship (2.4 miles)
August 4, Mission Viejo Nadadores, Salt Creek State Beach, Dana Point, Calif

U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championships (LCM)
August 7–11, Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters, Mission Viejo, Calif.

2-Mile Cable National Championship
August 10 or 17, Adirondack Masters, Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Speedo USMS 3000/6000 Postal Championships (25-yard or 25-meter pool)
September 15–November 15, Central Illinois Masters

Ken Classen
October 18th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the info. And rxleakem, at this early date I'll consider it looks like a great event although doesn't appear to be an easy place to get to coming from Denver. Any travel hints would be appreciated.

October 18th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the info. And rxleakem, at this early date I'll consider it looks like a great event although doesn't appear to be an easy place to get to coming from Denver. Any travel hints would be appreciated.

You are right, it is in the far reaches of the state, and drive time from Boston is around 4 hours and Albany, NY, is closer to 4.5 hours. There is an airport in Burlington, VT, that is about 2 hours away. I know that knicholas flew in last year from out west and enjoyed some extra time before and after the swim. I live in the southwest corner of the state, and it takes about 3.5 hours.

Maybe some of our frequent fliers can add some advice? I would highly recommend extra time to explore that part of our state, often compared to Ireland with the green rolling hills. There are a bunch of great lakes to explore while you are here!

December 13th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Just a little bump to the lane: 2013 Kingdom Swim 10 Mile USMS Championship wave is now open!

Fil (December 8):

Yes, the USMS 10 Mile National Championship wave of Kingdom Swim just opened a couple of days ago. We already have 24 signed up with a cap of 100.

You can register for any of the waves without specifying your yacker. Just enter "tbd" and let us know later, when you have successfully blackmailed one of your friends or family members to support you.

Surf on over to http://www.kingdomswim.org/NEKOWSA.php for more info!

Paper info: http://www.kingdomswim.org/docs/2013-10miOW-NCpaper-entry-form111512.pdf

December 17th, 2012, 06:16 AM
The official list, that will contain links to entry information and results, is posted at http://www.usms.org/longdist/ldnats13/.

Kevin in MD
December 17th, 2012, 10:07 PM
I fly on Southwest to Manchester and then drive from there.

4 hours seems longer than it takes me to drive from Manchester, it is on the northern end of Boston suburbs.