Courtesy of SoCal Cup, Lower Castaic Lake, Southern California.

The Southern Pacific Masters Swimming announced its 2017 summer open water swimming schedule:

* 4th Annual SoCal Cup Open Water Championships* (see here) in Castaic Lake on May 20th-21st
* 48th Annual Seal Beach Rough Water Swim** (see here) in Seal Beach on June 24th
* Newport Beach Pier to Pier 2 Mile Open Ocean Swim (see here) in Newport Beach on July 8th
* Don Burns CDM 1 Mile Ocean Swim*** (see here) in Corona del Mar on August 19th
* Nadadore Mile Swim in Lake Mission Viejo on September 24th

* The Southern California Cup Open Water Championship will offer a unique format along the shores of Lower Castaic Lake. The race will feature an preliminary and final format where swimmers compete in smaller heats to compete on a 500m triangular preliminary course. The top finishers in each heat will advance to the Championship Final 1500m held on a 1000m course. Swimmers who do not advance to the final will compete in the consolation final 1500m race.

** 2016 3-mile Results for Top 3 Men and Women:
1 Abram Marvel 55:25.28
2 Mark Tripp 57:02.35
3 Keith Dickson 57:04.91

1 Samantha Nassif 1:01:06.94
2 Ellin Whitney 1:01:11.86
3 Amy Dantzler 1:01:22.41

*** Don Burns was a high school teacher and coach in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 31 years, and he was a Newport Beach lifeguard for 47 years. Burns is a member of Millennium Hall of Fame (inducted 2000) and was well-known for being an easygoing gentleman with great dignity who left a legacy of Nice Guys Finish First.

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