Thursday, July 24, 2008

America's Favorite Open Water Swims

Based on the informal www.10Kswimmer.com poll, the Top 20 results of the top open water swims in the U.S. are as follows:

1. Manhattan Island Foundation races: 214 votes
2. Alcatraz Challenge: 120 votes
3. Waikiki Roughwater Swim: 79 votes
4 La Jolla Rough Water Swim: 78 votes
5. Trans Tahoe Relay: 68 votes
6. Great Chesapeake Bay Swim: 57 votes
7. Maui Channel Swim: 54 votes
8. Swims Not Listed: 46 votes
9. Catalina Channel crossings: 44 votes
10. RCP Tiburon Mile: 29 votes
11. North Shore Surf 'n Sea Swim Series: 27 votes
12. Swim Across Long Island Sound: 27 votes
13. Death Valley Open Water Swim: 25 votes
14. July 4th Fire Cracker 8000: 23 votes
15. Big Shoulders 5K Swim: 22 votes
16. Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim: 19 votes
17. American Swimming Association Series: 18 votes
18. Molokai Channel: 18 votes
19. Swim Around Key West: 17 votes
20. Pennock Island Challenge: 15 votes

Please note there are many other swims that were not initially listed and this informal and non-scientific poll was just for fun.

But it does give you an idea of the great number and variety of outstanding open water swims held across America.

Copyright © 2008 by World Open Water Swimming Association

2 comments:

Lyle said...

is there a link to the top ocean swims worldwide??? rgds

Steven Munatones said...

After the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim is over, this site will publish much more information about the Top 50 Swims Around the World. Thank you very much for your patience.