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 is a private residential lake that is 2.5 miles in circumference and with pristine water. The course is mapped out and professionally timed for distances of 1,500 meters, 1.2 miles and 2.4 miles. This open water swim is sanctioned by the Lake Zurich Park District and the Village of Lake Zurich. This is the perfect opportunity for triathletes and open water swimmers to guage their training under race conditions.
Next up: the A Long Swim© Team is planning a swim of the Ka'iwi Channel in July 2016. The Ka'iwi Channel, which is Hawaiian for "Channel of Bones" is the 27-mile stretch of ocean between Molokai and Oahu, is known for waves and swells, trade winds and hostile wildlife. Read more at www.ALongSwim.org.