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Open Water Swimming Teams, Clubs and Organizations

Open Water Swimming Teams, Clubs and Organizations

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A list of Open Water Swimming Clubs, Teams and Organizations around the world where open water swimming enthusiasts can meet, travel and train with other like-minded athletes.

For more information on open water swimming, visit:
http://www.openwatersource.com
http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com
http://www.imshof.org
http://www.10Kswim.com
A list of Open Water Swimming Clubs, Teams and Organizations around the world where open water swimming enthusiasts can meet, travel and train with other like-minded athletes.

For more information on open water swimming, visit:
http://www.openwatersource.com
http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com
http://www.imshof.org
http://www.10Kswim.com

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Published by: Steven Munatones on Oct 30, 2010
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Open Water Source 
 
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Open Water Swimming Clubs, Teams and Organizations
Back in the 1970's, a quiet, hard-working 
 in Southern California,coached by 
,had a number of young ocean swimmers who trained constantlyalong the coast of California. Those swimmers - Lynne Cox, Penny Dean, John York -eventually became world-famous as they went on to set numerous records in channelsaround the world.Dial forward forty years and there are now hundreds of 
 flourishing around the world. Here are a selectfew in no particular order:The 
 has been in existence since 1860 with over 150 years ofannual and daily sea swims on the south coast of England. With the weather and seaconditions permitting, members swim year-round at 7:30am every day, 11:30 am Monday
 –
 Saturday, and 10:15am on Sundays with other times during the evenings and summer.
 that trains in La Jolla Cove just north of San Diego. The club is aninformal organization of friendly people who like to swim in the ocean with training sessionsand sponsored activities once a month. The club organizes a Polar Bear Swim on New Year'sDay, the 1.5-mile CYA Across the Bay Swim in June, and the 1.5- and 5-mile Tour of BuoysSwim in early August.
 
 
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Club members and non-members swim in the beautiful La Jolla Cove daily usually around6:30 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm and other times throughout the day regardlessof weather and water temperature throughout the year. Some swimmers swim less than 1Kwhile others train for the English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and other marathonswims.
 has a number of 
 and events, all held north of Los Angeles in the Santa Barbara area,including the 26-mile 
 channel crossing. The members are extremely helpful andknowledgeable about swimming in the 
 and sanction a numberof channel swims every year.
 is an ocean swimming group of competitive athletes of all abilities who enjoy hard-core workouts in 
. Headquartered appropriately at 
 on Santa Monica Beach, the workouts are gearedtowards learning and practicing positioning, drafting, turns, starts and finishes. The practicesare preceded by a warm-up period and end with presentations from a number of new productvendors and service providers, but the 60-minute in-the-water practices quickly morph into ahigh-intensity, high-energy friendly competition where a mix of world championship swimmers,professional triathletes and beginner endurance athletes are each placed in their appropriategroups.
 
 
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 (SLSA), first founded in 1907, is an umbrella organization thatcurrently incorporates 305 local surf lifesaving clubs throughout Australia. These clubs areundoubtedly the epitome of open water swimming clubs where competitive swims areorganized as part of the famously competitive, extremely popular, highly social andentertaining 
. The clubs hold training sessions and teach 
 how to handle themselves - and others -in the ocean. The club tirelessly and passionately promotes all forms of open water athleticevents in a social, enjoyable manner. Two examples - representative of what is available inAustralia - include the 
 and the 
. The 
 hosts the 
,one of the largestocean swims in the world. Additionally, as Australian surf life saving clubs do, providevoluntary patrols of its coastline in summer so that swimmers and surfers can enjoy the oceanand surf safely.The 
 is the oldest surf lifesaving club in the world. Therenowned club hosts the always popular and highly competitive 
 whose race video can be seen 
. 

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