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2016 Open Water Events in the Americas

Updated January 6, 2016

If you would like an event to be added then please contact Michael Lockwood, the Secretary of the UANA Technical Open Water Committee, and please provide the following details: Date; Name of Event; Website; Distance(s); and Federation.

Please refer to the following links for further information regarding Open Water Swimming information/events for: FINA, Zone I, Zone II, Zone III and Zone IV.

Date Event Distance(s) Federation
February 6

FINA Open Water Swim World Events 2016 #1

10K

Patagones-Viedma, Argentina

February 7

FINA/HOSA 10Km Marathon Swim World Cup 2016 #1

10K

Villa Urquiza-Parana, Argentina

February 7

FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2016 #1

* Please note that this event has been cancelled and that FINA shall re-schedule to another date.

10K Santa Fe Coronda, Argentina
TBC Crippen Cup 10K

Ft. Myers, FL, USA

April 17 Swim Miami

800m, 1 mile, 5K and 10K

Miami, FL, USA

April 8 - 10

Ft. Myers Open Water Festival

1 mile, 5K, 10K and team events

Ft. Myers, FL, USA
TBC

Puerto Rico International 10K

10K

San Juan, Puerto Rico

TBC

Por La Libre Cancun to Isle Mujeres

3K and 10K

El Cruce, Mexico

TBC

Swim Around Key West

12.5 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile

Key West, FL, USA

June 11 - 13

Flowers One Mile, 5K and 10K

1 mile, 5K and 10K

Cayman Islands
July 2 Race for the Conch

800m, 1 mile and 2.4 miles

Turks and Caicos
July 28

FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swim, World Cup 2016 #4

10K Lac St. Jean, Canada
July 30

FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix 2016 #2

10K Lac St.Jean, Canada
August 1

Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships - Open Water

10K Lake Chaparral, Calgary, Canada
August 12

FINA Open Water Swim World Events 2016 #5

10K Lake Megantic, Canada

August 15 - 16

Olympic Games

10K

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

August 20

Basra Marathon

3K and 5K (also shorter distances for kids)

Bahamas

September 5

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

2.4 miles Waikiki, Hawaii, USA
TBC

Nine Mile Swim Challenge (Swim for Alligator Lighthouse)

9 miles (Individual, 2 person, 4 person teams)

Islamorada, Florida Keys, USA

October 8

Abaco Open Water

5K and 10K Bahamas
October 9

Bermuda Round the Sound Swim 

10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K and 0.8K Bermuda

November 5 - 6

Barbados Open Water Festival

1.5K, 5K and 10K Barbados

November 6

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim

1 mile, 2 miles and 5 miles US Virgin Islands
November 6

ABSF National Open Water Championships

1.4K, 2.6K and 5K Antigua and Barbuda

November 12

Pirates Week 5K

5K Cayman Islands

 

2015 Open Water Events in the Americas

Updated November 5, 2015 

February 7    FINA 10K Series. Viedma, Argentina 10K

February 8    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Villa Urquiza-Parana, Argentina 25K

February 9    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Hernandarias-Parana, Argentina 88K

March 28    Crippen Cup 10K, Ft. Myers, Florida, USA

April 19    Swim Miami, Miami, Florida, USA 800m,1 mile, 5K, 10K

April 25    FINA Open Water Grand Prix, Cozumel Mexico 15K

April 24-26     Ft. Myers Open Water Festival, Ft. Myers, Florida

May 2        FINA 10K Series, Cozumel, Mexico

May 3 Puerto Rico International 10K, San Juan, Puerto Rico

May 30    Por La Libre Cancun to Isle Mujeres, El Cruce, Mexico 3K. 10K

June 13    Swim Around Key West, Florida USA   12.5 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile

June 13-15    Flowers Mile and 5K/10K Grand Cayman

July 4    Race for the Conch, Turks & Caicos ½ Mile, 1 Mile, 2.4 Mile

July 10-11    Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada 10K

July 23    FINA 10K Series. Lake St. Jean, Canada 10K

July 25-Aug 1    FINA World Championships Kazan, Russia 5K/10K/5K Team/25K

July 25        FINA Open Water Grand Prix, Lac St. Jean, Canada 32K

July 30        FINA 10K Series, Lac Magog, Canada

August 1    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Lake Memphremagog, Canada 34K

August 8    FINA 10K Series. Lake Megantic, Canada 10K

Sept. 5        Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Waikiki, Hawaii, USA  2.4 mile

Sept. 19    Nine Mile Swim Challenge (Swim for Alligator Lighthouse) Islamorada, Florida Keys, USA.  Individual, 2 person, 4 person teams.

Oct. 11    Bermuda Round the Sound Swim  10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

Nov. 7-8    Barbados Open Water Festival, 1.5K, 5K

Nov. 8        St. Croix Coral Reef Swim 1 mile, 2 mile, 5 mile

Nov. 14        Pirates Week 5K, Grand Cayman UANA News post

 

2014 Open Water Events in the Americas  

 

February 1    FINA 10K Series. Viedma, Argentina 10K

February 2    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Santa Fe-Coronda, Argentina 57K

February 9    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Hernandarias-Parana, Argentina 88K

March 29    FINA Open Water Grand Prix.  Manzanillo, Mexico 15K

             CONSANAT Series Piura, Peru 10K

April 5        FINA 10K Series, Manzanillo, Mexico 10K

April 11-13     Ft. Myers Open Water Festival, Ft. Myers, Florida 10K

April 5        FINA 10K Series, Manzanillo, Mexico 10K

April 11-13     Ft. Myers Open Water Festival, Ft. Myers, Florida (10K)

June 14-16    Flowers Mile and 5K/10K Grand Cayman

July 5    “Race for the Conch” Turks and Caicos Islands (1/2 Mile, 2.4 mile)

July 15    CONSANAT Series Isla Margarita, Venezuela 10K

July 20-26    FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain 5K/10K/25K

July 24        FINA 10K Series. Lake St. Jean, Canada 10K

July 26        FINA Open Water grand Prix. Lac St. Jean, Canada 32K

August 3    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Lake Magog, Canada 34K

August 11    FINA 10K Series. Lake Megantic, Canada 10K

Sept. 6        CONSANAT Series Tarija, Bolivia 10K

Sept. 23-30    Pan American Olympic Festival  5k/10K

Sept. 27    CONSANAT Series Cartagena, Columbia 10K

Oct. 22-26    3rd UANA Pan American Open Water Championships 5K/5K Team Pursuit/10K

Oct. 25        CONSANAT Series Buenos Aries, Argentina 10K

Nov. 8        Pirates 5K, Grand Cayman



 

 

 

To: U.A.N.A. Open Water Technical Committee members

Date:  August 29, 2013

The technical manual for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games has been sent to PASO.  This was a copy that I turned in several months ago to UANA.  We have had some more information and I sent an updated copy to one of the members of the Toronto 2015 organizing committee.  The updated copy includes the course description (6 loops of 1.66K each) and the fact that the race will start from a platform.  The important thing is that PASO has our request for increase in our number of athletes.
 
I have some dates for 2014
      June 14  Flowers mile.  Cayman
      June 16 Flowers 5K and 10K.  Frank Flowers wants to make this one of the best races in the world.  I've been told that several federations may use this race as a team selection race for their Federations.  It was excellent competition last year and looks to be even better this coming year.
     November 20-24  U.A.N.A. Pan American Open Water Championships.  Chile.  They will have our traditional 5K and 10K for men and women in both Junior and Senior.  I am told they would like to run the relay event for both Junior and Seniors on the off day between 5K and 10K.  They wanted to run an event in 2013 but were unable to get the funding together.  The funding is in place for 2014.
 
I have been invited to give a FINA officials clinic on Grand Cayman Nov. 5-10, 2013. The 5K pirates swim will take place on Nov. 9.  It should be a good clinic and will give the officials an opportunity to work a race.  I believe it will be open to all UANA Federations.  They are waiting for approval from FINA and I will keep you updated on the clinic.
 
Denny Ryther
Chair
UANA Open Water Technical Committee
 
 
 
  A: U.A.N.A. Los miembros del Comité Técnico de Aguas Abiertas,
 
El manual técnico del Toronto 2015 Juegos Panamericanos ha sido enviado a la ODEPA. Esta fue una copia que me volví en varios meses para UANA. Hemos tenido un poco más de información y me envió una copia actualizada de uno de los miembros del comité organizador de Toronto 2015. La copia actualizada incluye la descripción del curso (6 ​​bucles de 1.66mil cada uno) y el hecho de que la carrera se iniciará a partir de una plataforma. Lo importante es que la ODEPA tiene nuestra solicitud de aumento de nuestro número de atletas.
 
Tengo algunas fechas para 2015.
       14 de junio Flowers millas. caimán
       16 de junio Flowers 5K y 10K. Frank Flores quiere hacer de esta una de las mejores carreras en el mundo. Me han dicho que varias federaciones pueden usar esta carrera como un equipo de carreras de selección de sus Federaciones. Fue excelente la competencia el año pasado y parece ser aún mejor el próximo año.
      20 al 24 noviembre U.A.N.A. Campeonato Panamericano de Aguas Abiertas. Chile. Tendrán nuestra tradicional 5K y 10K para los hombres y mujeres, tanto en Junior y Senior. Me han dicho que les gustaría ejecutar la prueba de relevos, tanto para Junior y Seniors en el día de descanso entre 5K y 10K. Ellos querían ejecutar un evento en 2013, pero no fueron capaces de obtener el financiamiento conjunto. La financiación está en su lugar para el 2014.
 
He sido invitado a dar una clínica de funcionarios FINA en Gran Caimán 05 al 10 11 2013. El 5K piratas natación tendrá lugar el 09 de noviembre Debe ser una buena clínica y dará a los funcionarios la oportunidad de trabajar de una carrera. Creo que va a estar abierto a todas las Federaciones UANA. Ellos están esperando la aprobación de la FINA y le mantendrá informado de la clínica.
 
Denny Ryther
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2013 Open Water Events in the Americas  

January 27      FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Rosario Argentina (Typically 15K)

January 27      FINA 10K Series. Santos, Brazil 10K

February 2      FINA 10K Series. Viedma, Argentina 10K

February 3      FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Santa Fe-Coronda, Argentina 57K

February 10    FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Hernandarias-Parana, Argentina 88K

April 13           FINA 10K Series. Cancun, Mexico 10K

April 20           FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Cancun, Mexico (Typically 15K)

April 27-29      Ft. Myers Open Water Festival, Ft. Myers, Florida, USA

June 15-17      Flowers Mile and 5K/10K Grand Cayman

July 20-26       FINA World Championships, Barcelona, Spain 5K/10K/25K

July 25             FINA 10K Series. Lake St. Jean, Canada10K

July 27             FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Lac St. Jean, Canada 32K

August 3         FINA Open Water Grand Prix. Lake Magog, Canada 34K

August 11       FINA 10K Series. Lake Megantic, Canada 10K