Swim Across America Long Beach

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Swim Across America 2012 brochure
Swim Across America president Janel Jorgensen in Long Beach
Marine Stadium, site of the Swim Across America Long Beach event, photo by Bob Maguglin
Swim Across America 5 km winners including world champion Ashley Twichell of Mission Viejo Nadadores
Hank Wise and Craig Dietz celebrate finish at Swim Across America event
Right in the heart of Southern California
Live webcast of Swim Across America

The Swim Across America Long Beach event is a multi-race charity swim with 100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km and 10 km swims held in Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California. It is held in conjunction with the Global Open Water Swimming Conference and raises money for the Todd Cancer Institute in Long Beach.


The event is webcast live. In addition to hundreds of swimmers from ages 8-71, swimming luminaries such as world champion Ashley Twichell, the Limbless Waterman Craig Dietz, Olympic medalists Janel Jorgensen, Brian Goodell and John Moffett, 7-time world champion Shelley Taylor-Smith, Channel Swimming Association president Mike Read, the Big River Man Martin Strel, Ocean Recovery Alliance founder Doug Woodring, Waikiki Roughwater Swim president Kaia Hedlund, English Channel swimmers Marcy MacDonald and Liz Fry, Midmar Mile race director Wayne Riddin, FINA TOWSC member Dr. Khwaja Aziz, Beat the Odds director Mariusz Wirga, M.D., and several USA Swimming national team members and 2012 London Olympics open water swimming officials also participated.


100m, 800m, 1.5 km, 5 km, 10 km


Rowing basin (1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games venue)


City Marine Stadium, Long Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas


Pam Lazzarotto Co-Race Director, Naples Island Swim & Swim Across America, Long Beach

Cell: 310-780-7467 Fax: 562-856-1456

Organizers Pam Lazzarotto, Lexie Kelly, and Steven Munatones

Title Co-Event Directors

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Event Information

Month: September

Event Date: 19 October 2013

Website: www.swimacrossamerica.org

Water Temp: 19-21°C (67-70°F)

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