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50 Great Open Water Swim Locations in the Americas

50 Great Open Water Swim Locations in the Americas

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Published by Steven Munatones
A description of 50 great open water swimming locations in the Americas.

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A description of 50 great open water swimming locations in the Americas.

For more information on open water swimming, click here:
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Published by: Steven Munatones on Oct 25, 2010
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50 Great Open Water Swimming Locations In The Americas
Great places to conduct open water races or do training sessions are located all over theworld. The number of seashores, ocean fronts, islands, lakes, bays, river, fjords, canals,estuaries, bays and lagoons located on every continent and in every country is literallyinnumerable.As a small sampling of the amazing number of great global open water swimming locations,the 
 has done a remarkable job in documenting and postingthese open water swimming venues throughout 
. A list of 50 outstanding open water swimming locations in the Americas - in no particular order- is listed below. This admittedly subjective list is based on three primary criteria: naturalbeauty, the year-round presence of open water swimmers and the camaraderie of the localswimming community.1. 
,USA: coastal location of innumerable races2. 
 near Austin, Texas, USA: one of the marvelous lakes among rolling hills ofTexas where the open water swimming and triathlon communities come together for year-round practice sessions, clinics, long-distance relays, community events and competitiveraces, including high school and collegiate championships, that are sponsored and organizedby the 
 3. 
,Hawaii, USA: pleasantly calm tropical beach on the island of Oahu4. 
,Hawaii, USA: protected flat-water swimming beach on Oahu5. 
,Orlando, Florida, USA: popular lake in central Florida6. 
,New York, USA: a coastal community on Coney Island in Brooklyn, NewYork City7. 
,San Francisco Bay, California, USA: protected cold-water popular swimming
area near Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf 
 8. 
 in Santa Monica, California, USA: a conveniently located beach, with
 as its focal point for triathletes, open water swimmers and fitness enthusiasts in theLos Angeles area. Groups, small and large, organized and informal, competitive and low-key,young and old, train for triathlons and ocean swims along the wide expanse of sand thatoffers currents, waves and surface chop on most afternoons.9. 
,Mexico: old coastal tourist destination in an exotic locale10. 
:popular tourist destination in the Atlantic Ocean warmed by the Gulf Stream
 
 
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,California, USA: small beach within the San Diego-La Jolla UnderwaterPark, a marine refuge area where a passionate community of open water swimmers, channelswimmers, adventure swimmers of every age, ability and background gather year-round.Competitive events have been conducted since 1916 including several events sponsored andorganized by the 
 12. 
,Mexico: site of warm, tropical water in the Caribbean Sea and a number of high-caliber amateur and professional swims13. 
 in Michoacán, Mexico: a beautiful lake to prepare for cold-water andchannel swims where motor craft is restricted14. 
,Mexico: a river in Morelos where warm water comes from volcanoes, 90minutes from Mexico City15. 
 in Mexico: a beautiful location at the end of Baja California with abundant marinelife16. 
,Lake Michigan, USA: convenient urban beach in Chicago, Illinois17. 
 in Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin, USA: swim aroundand to Madeline Island in the beautiful and mighty Lake Superior18. 
 in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: a deep lake in the Guatemalan Highlandssurrounded by three volcanoes19. 
,Michigan, USA: described as the third most beautiful lake in the world byNatural Geographic20. 
,Lane County, Oregon, USA: a wilderness lake, scooped out by ancientglaciers, that is one of the purest in the world where you can see to depths of 30 meters21. 
 between Vermont, USA and Quebec, Canada: site of professionaland amateur swims in a lake where the local community is extremely supportive22. 
,Florida, USA: swim in the warm southern Florida waters with the Miami skyline asa backdrop in a picturesque tropically urban setting23. 
 in Madison, Connecticut, USA: two miles of safe shorelineswimming in northeast America24. 
 in Connecticut, USA: an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean between
 
 
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Connecticut to the north and Long Island, New York to the south that has produced a largenumber of English Channel swimmers25. 
,New York City, USA: while not open to training, races around ManhattanIsland produced by the 
,provides unbeatable views of municipal swims andchallenging currents and tides to deal with. However, the safety considerations and on-the-water safety personnel provided by the 
 organizers make each race a memorableexperience. Events range from cross-river swims to the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.26. 
,upstate New York, USA: one of two lakes in Lake Placid, located in a small-town destination area with cable swimming27. 
 in the Shawangunk Mountains, New York,USA: aqua colored mountain lakes with spectacular scenery during all seasons especiallywith fall foliage in breathtaking cold water.28. 
 in the Bahamas: isolated, spartan with abundant marine life with widerolling pink sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs.29. 
 in Vermont, USA: a beautiful glacier lake with races organized by thepassionate 
.One of a number oflovely lakes of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where the clarity and tranquility of the lakesrival any in North America. The geological aquatic marvels are the venues for a number oftriathlons and open water swims from 1-10 miles30. 
 in Argentina: site of the world-renowned marathon where the swimmers aretreated like stars31. 
 in Quebec, Canada: beautiful nature augmented by a supportive localcommunity32. 
 on Oahu in Hawaii, USA: a protected marine life conservation cove andunderwater park with abundant marine life and a large coral reef and a bay floor is the craterof an ancient volcano33. 
 near Rabbit Island on Oahu in Hawaii, USA: popular bodysurfing beach withlarge waves and riptides can make swimming challenging at best and hazardous at worst34. 
 of Oahu in Hawaii, USA: gorgeously famous stretch of surfing beaches withhigh surf and impossible riptides in winter becomes a wonderfully calm showcase for oceanswimming in summer35. 
 in Bermuda: each swim is breathtaking with underwater scenery thatis continuously enthralling36. 
 off the coast of Southern California, USA: on a calm, windless, clear,

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