U.S. Open Water Swimming Connection

Friday, October 1, 2010 - Thursday, March 31, 2011

U.S. Open Water Swimming Connection


Virtual Open Water Swim

Registration closed on Saturday, October 2, 2010.
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Eligibility: Open to anyone who swims! Sign up before October 1st!

Categories: Each person picks ONE of 5 goal distances to complete within the 6 month time-frame. After sign up, the swimmer will receive a swim log form to keep track of their yardage. Distance categories are listed below. Swimming anywhere, open water or pools, counts for yardage. Distances swum in meters can be converted to yards at www.calculateme.com.

1) 50 miles Lake Travis, Texas - 88,000 yards: averaging 3,382 yards per week
2) 100 miles, Lake Powell, Utah -176,000 yards: averaging 6765 yards per week
3) 150 miles, Oahu to the Big Island, Hawaii - 264,000 yards: averaging 10,150 yards per week
4) 200 miles, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland/Virginia - 352,000 yards: averaging 13,530 yards per week
5) 250 Miles Lake Huron, Michigan - 410,000 yards: averaging 16,712 yards per week

Awards: The person that completes the distance and submits their swim log FIRST will receive a $40 gift certificate from Kiefer Swim Shop. Other prizes (lotion, shampoo, caps) will be awarded for 2nd - 5th place in each category. More prizes may be added depending upon participation levels for each category. USOWSC asks that swimmers sign up for the appropriate category for their planned workouts so that the competition is relatively fair. For example, if you are swimming 18,000 yards per week, please sign up for category 5, NOT category 1. If you are unsure about which category to choose, contact the entry chairman.

Entry Fees:
Basic Entry: $15.00
Premier Entry: $75.00 - Premier swimmers will receive a workout each week for 26 weeks to assist them their training (click for workout sample).
T-Shirts: $20.00 ($22 for XXL) which includes shipping within the U.S. White T-Shirts will have on the back “I am swimming Lake Travis, Texas - 50 Miles” (for example) based upon the swimmers’ sign-up category.

More about the Swims:
Lake Travis – This swim begins Mansfield Dam Recreation Park northwest of Austin Texas. The swimmer heads north and west until reaching mile Marker 50.

Lake Powell – The swimmer begins at the farthest west point of Lake Powell at Wahweep Bay and swim east 100 miles to finish at Clay Hills crossing.

The Big Island to Oahu - This swim begins at the northwest tip of the Big Island, Hawaii and the goes northwest around the islands of Kahoolawe and Lanai to Oahu. The swim is complete upon reaching the city of Honolulu.

The Chesapeake Bay - This swim begins at the north end of the Bay where Susquehanna River enters at Perry Point in Perryville, Maryland. The swimmer heads south in the Bay until they reach the Atlantic Ocean finishing at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Lake Huron - The swim begins at the far north end of the lake in Saint Martin Bay on the end of the Hiawatha National Forest in Upper Michigan. The swimmer heads east and south to finish at Woodrow Beach in Sarnia, Michigan.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible. Refunds will be full price less processing fees. If you need to cancel please send an email to dksreeder@skybeam.com or contact U.S. Open Water Swimming Connection.

Registration closed on Saturday, October 2, 2010.