A Long Swim is a series of open water swimming events benefiting ALS research. (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Led by English Channel Swimmer, Doug McConnell, these swims are designed for triatheletes and open water swimmers and are professionally timed. Each swimmer has an opportunity to fundraise and earn a package to waive their registration fee and earn triathelon and open water swimming gear, including wet suits, on course goggles and transition bags.
Lake Zurich, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is a pristine open water swimming venue in a private residential lake. The course is professional timed for distance of 1,500 meters, 1.2 miles and 2.4 miles. This is the perfect opportunity for triathletes and open water swimmers to gauge their training under race conditions. Registration for this swim is $50-60.