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jbahl
April 28th, 2013, 09:48 AM
Hey Y'all,

I want to do something bigger in scope as far as open water that i have never done before. I have done many 3 mile open water swims and a 10K. I want to bump it up a notch and am looking for suggestions from people who have been doing it longer.

It doesn't have to be just a mileage increase either, just something unique. Like swimming the straights of Mackinaw or something. Just want to see whats out there.

Thanks.

chaos
April 28th, 2013, 10:37 AM
Hey Y'all,

I want to do something bigger in scope as far as open water that i have never done before. I have done many 3 mile open water swims and a 10K. I want to bump it up a notch and am looking for suggestions from people who have been doing it longer.

It doesn't have to be just a mileage increase either, just something unique. Like swimming the straights of Mackinaw or something. Just want to see whats out there.

Thanks.

Shameless plug:
Www.8bridges.org

jbahl
April 28th, 2013, 12:26 PM
Shameless plug:
Www.8bridges.org (http://Www.8bridges.org)

Not my intention at all. I want to Know what y'all have done and what you are looking forward to doing. Some of these events are hard to find and some are not even events that one can sign up for, but just a few people who love being in the water getting together to do something fun. So if it sounded like a shameless plug that maybe my fault, as is that was not my intention.

jbahl
April 28th, 2013, 12:29 PM
Sorry i am an idiot and new to forums. I thought you meant i made a shameless plug. Ignore previous entry just me putting my foot in my mouth (or typing fingers), like i do. Gotta laugh at myself.

Thanks.

jbahl
April 28th, 2013, 12:31 PM
This swim looks AMAZING!

rxleakem
April 28th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Here is a list that might help:
http://usopenwaterswimming.org/2012OWCalendar.htm
There are some good swims in the Michigan area, and some swimmers from the forums that can offer help. Are you looking for a specific area to swim?

evmo
April 28th, 2013, 04:41 PM
Two sites you may find interesting:

- 2013 U.S. Marathon Swim Calendar (http://www.freshwaterswimmer.com/marathon-calendar/)
- Marathon Swimmers Forum (http://marathonswimmers.org/forum)

swimthegoodfight
April 28th, 2013, 05:48 PM
there are some great organized swims including the barra - davies - cibbows 8 bridges. some excellent marathon swims include boston light swim and the pennock island challenge... the swim AROUND alcatraz is a resume builder certainly... tennessee's swim the suck and south carolina's swim around charleston. there are dozens more 5-mile+ events. you might target events in each of the great lakes. the lake minnetonka 5-mile swim proximate to minneapolis-st. paul is not an awful commute for you AND should have space. despite google & bing the minnetonka swim can be a challenge to find.

i learn of new swims every year and new swims seem to be held every year. you ask a good question.

if you have rogue swims in mind, go rogue with a kayaker. be safe and good swimmin'

mjtyson
May 30th, 2013, 01:28 PM
There's also this list, which is helpful:

A Short List of Long Marathon Swims
http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2012/02/short-list-of-long-marathon-swims.html