View Full Version : Tempe Town Lake Swim - June 12, 2004

May 22nd, 2004, 05:43 PM
DCB Extreme Adventures is pleased host the Tempe Town Lake Open Water Swims in Tempe, AZ. There will be two races offered on June 12th in conjunction with the Fat Tire Triathlon.

The first swim is the 3200-meter Dam to Dam Race. Swimmers will be ferried by tour boat to the east dam and jump in for the start. They will swim the entire length of the lake along the south boat wall, cross the lake at the west dam and come back up the lake on the north side. The race will finish on a sandy beach.

The second race is a 1600-meter swim on a triangular course. There you will start in the water, swim two laps and exit onto a boat ramp.

The 1600-meter race will start at 7:30 and the Dam to Dam swim will start at 9:00. Athletes wishing to participate in both races will be allowed to do so. In addition to masters swimmers, these races have also been sanctioned by USA Swimming. At this time, we are planning on swimming all ages together, but we will score them separately for awards.

For entry information, go to http://www.public.asu.edu/~mbmg3282/OpenWater/

Questions, contact swim coordinator Mark Gill at (480) 775-1485 or email at markgill@usms.org

June 17th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Results from the races this past weekend on Tempe Town Lake are now posted at http://www.public.asu.edu/~mbmg3282/OpenWater/ This year's race was more than twice the size of last year's proving that we do have open water racing in the desert.

Congratulations to all who took part in the race. We are planning on using the tour boats to ferry swimmers to the starting line again in the next race. That event will be October 2nd and the finish line is right at the entry to the city's Oktoberfest Celebration. Hope to see you there.

Mark Gill
Swim Coordinator