While annual swims like the La Jolla Rough Water Swim in California, the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Honolulu, the 3K Golden Gate Bridge Swim in San Francisco, the Hudson River Swim for Life and the Hudson River 5K Race in New York, and the Atlantic City Pageant Ocean Swim offer great open water swimming opportunities for swimmers across America, the European summer open water season is also coming to a climax.
LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) represents 50 national European Swimming Federations and organizes open water swimming races throughout Europe.
Season-ending races include the 3K, 5K and 10K Open Belgium Championships to be held on August 31st in Willebroek, Belgium.
The Porec International Swim is the 5K and 10K LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup Finals also held on August 31st in Croatia.
The 5K Anadolu International Race will be held in Adana, Turkey on September 6-7.
Photo shows German open water swimming stars, Britta Kamrau, Thomas Lurz and Angela Maurer. Lurz won the bronze in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim while Maurer finished a close fourth in the women's Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.