Open Water Swimming In The American Desert

Open Water Swimming In The American Desert

The first open water swim in the 2010 American desert season is coming up on May 1st in Arizona.

DCB Adventures organizes five open water swims, called the Arizona Open Water Swim Series, held near the city of Phoenix which is in the middle of Arizona, one of the hottest, driest areas of North America.

DCB Adventures offers wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions in a 1K, 2K and 4K races in addition to a 5K race that combines times from the 1k and 4K events.

The events are in Saguaro Lake (shown on left) at the Key Hole Recreation Area on May 1st, in Lake Pleasant on May 29th, back to Saguaro Lake on September 18th, returning to Lake Pleasant at the Pleasant Harbor Marina on October 16th, and culminating in the finale in Tempe Town Lake on November 7th.

“Our beautiful state offers some of the best recreational lakes in the country and we look forward to hosting swimmers from all over the US who are looking to extend their open water swimming season from spring to late fall,” said June Hussey, Open Water Chair for Arizona Masters.

Lake Pleasant is 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and has over 10,000 acres of fresh, clear blue water that flows in from the Agua Fria River flowing from the north cool country of Northern Arizona.

Saguaro Lake is 40 miles northeast of Phoenix and is named for the saguaro cactus (shown on left).

Tempe Town Lake is next to Arizona State University and is a two-mile lake constructed out of a dry riverbed and is home to more than 2,000 rowers and 100 annual events.

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Steven Munatones