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    Thumbs up OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    More generally, Great Lakes Zone. I'll be developing a list of OW swims (editable for 90 days; after May 13 I'll post new data later in thread) and would be gratified to hear of new ones as they come on line. Sanction not necessary; community swims also get you wet.

    YMCA Oneida Shores OW Swim: Saturday, June 4, 800 or 1500 m:
    http://www.ymcaofgreatersyracuse.org/

    Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge: Cassopolis, MI, Sunday, June 5, 10k, 5k, and 2.5k:
    http://www.swimdloc.com/

    Potosi, MO: YMCA of the Ozarks, Friday, June 10, 1 and 2 miles:
    http://www.swimslam.org/index.html

    6th Annual Chattanooga Rat Race, Chattanooga, TN, 4.5 miles or 1.2 miles of the Tennessee River, Saturday, June 11:
    http://chattanoogaratrace.com/

    Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN, 1 and 2 miles, Saturday, June 18 (maybe)

    USMS 25k Championship, Noblesville, IN, June 18:
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...0110716NOBLESO

    Warsaw, IN, Aqua Mile Time Trial, June 18:
    http://www.centerlakewarsaw.com/index.html

    NO 2011 INFO FOUND: Pleasant Springs Open Water Challenge, Lake Andrea, Pleasant Prairie, WI.

    Splish, Splash: Crystal Lake, IL, Saturday, July 9 (probable), 1- or 2-mile community race. Info will be posted here when available: http://www.crystallakeparks.org/

    4th Great Ohio River Swim, Cincinnati, swim across Ohio R. to Kentucky and back, ca. 900 m, Saturday, July 23:
    http://www.ohioriverway.org/great-ohio-river-swim/

    Swim Across America, Chicago: Ohio Street Beach, Saturday, July 23, variable distances up to 5k:
    http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/sit...try&fr_id=1180

    Lake Amy Belle, Hubertus, WI, 7-16 or 8-6, 1 mile community swim:
    http://www.swim-wimasters.org/w/page...0%26%20Results

    MN/WI, July: (1) Manitou Monster, July 10; New Auburn, WI: http://www.active.com/swim-meet/new-...-2011?int=29-6
    (2) Lake Minnetonka Challenge (5 miles), July 30:
    http://www.minnesotamasters.com/docu...sCalendar.html

    22nd Annual Lake Erie Open Water Classic, Cleveland, OH, Saturday, July 30, 1 and 2 miles:
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...011073022LKERO

    Point to LaPointe: Bayfield, WI, to Madeline Island, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 miles across Lake Superior, wetsuits strongly recommended for race event and required for community swim:
    http://www.bayfieldreccenter.com/Poi...inte_Swim.html

    CIOWS, Central Illinois Open Water Swim, designated Illinois's GLOWS swim for 2011, Evergreen Lake, Hudson, IL, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1.2 miles or 2.4 miles:
    www.ciows.org

    Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl, Harbor Springs, MI, 1, 2, or 3 miles (no 10k this year), Sunday, Aug. 7 (expect cool water):
    http://www.harborinc.org/comminfo3297737.asp

    USMS 1-3 mile OW Championship: Lake Monona, Madison, WI, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1.2 miles or 2.4 miles (the latter for the championship swim):
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...0110820MONONAO

    Perch Lake, WI: Aug. 20,
    1 or 2 miles:
    http://www.minnesotamasters.com/docu...sCalendar.html

    Warner Lake, St. Cloud: 1 or 2 miles:
    http://www.minnesotamasters.com/docu...sCalendar.html

    POSTPONED TILL 2012: Sharkfest Chicago, swim around Adler Planetarium, 1500 meters, Saturday, Aug. 20:
    http://www.sharkfestswim.com/default.asp?PageID=21263

    Swim to the Moon: Hell, MI, Pinckney Rec. Area, Sunday Aug. 21, swim 5k through Half-Moon Chain of Lakes:
    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...9578--,00.html

    Mallory Mead's Swim for Kids' Sake, Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, IN, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 5k, 10k, Saturday, Aug. 27:
    http://www.swimforkidssake.com/

    http://www.harborinc.org/comminfo3297737.asp
    Big Shoulders: Ohio St. Beach, Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2.5k or 5k.
    www.bigshoulders.org

    Minnesota, September: Lake Minnetonka, J.J. Hills Challenge (1 mile) (probable)

    Swim the Suck: Tennessee River Gorge, Chattanooga, 10 miles, Saturday, Oct. 15, registration deadline August 1:
    www.swimthesuck10mile.com

    * * * * *
    GLOWS (Great Lakes Open Water Swim) Series for 2011:

    IN 6-18-2011: 25k, Morse Reservoir, Noblesville
    Allegheny 7-9-2011: Search for Monongy, 1.2 or 2.4 miles
    OH 7-30-2011: 1 or 2 miles, Edgewater State Park, Cleveland
    IL 8-6-2011: 1.2 or 2.4 miles, CIOWS, Evergreen Lake, Hudson, IL
    MI 8-13-2011: 1.5 miles, Lake Michigan, Holland, MI
    KY 8-13-2011: 0.5, 1.2, 2.4 miles, Cardinal Harbor, Ohio River, Prospect
    WI 8-20-2011: 1.2, 2.4 miles, Lake Monona, Madison

    Here's the pdf with GLOWS contact info, websites, etc.:
    http://www.greatlakeszone.com/GLOWS2011.pdf
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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    I was thinking of this list. Thanks for posting. I'll let you know if I hear of any others.

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by lynnwa View Post
    I was thinking of this list. Thanks for posting. I'll let you know if I hear of any others.
    Thanks! I've probably got a bit more than half, but others, and updates, are more than welcome from anyone.

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Thanks! That looks neat! But there are underwater pilings off 12th Street Beach, left over from World's Fair, when there was a transportation ramp running from Adler Planetarium into the water, and when lake is low swimmers can run into them. You just don't see them coming, even when you are familiar (as I am) with the area. So I'm going to bet the swim is called off.
    But maybe it won't be. Maybe they can flag the row of pilings.

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Please add to your list June 10, 2011 - Potosi, MO, 1 and 2 mile open water swim (at YMCA of the Ozarks sponsored by St Louis Area Masters).
    Mary Pohlmann

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by MPohlmann View Post
    Please add to your list June 10, 2011 - Potosi, MO, 1 and 2 mile open water swim (at YMCA of the Ozarks sponsored by St Louis Area Masters).
    Thanks, I will do that! Is there a web site other than swimslam?
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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    With ALL the snow this year the lake water should be higher to be over the pilings.

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for to plan OW activities!

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    The Sharkfest website show the swim has been postponed until 2012.

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    Re: OW swims, upper Midwest, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by heidi k View Post
    The Sharkfest website show the swim has been postponed until 2012.
    Yeppers. I have to update the list but will probably start over, as I might not make the 90-day deadline.

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