Courtesy of Dan Wegner, Southern Pacific Masters Swimming, Huntington Beach, California.

The start of ocean swims in Southern California include on-the-beach starts and finishes where swimmers have to negotiate incoming surf as they head out and can bodysurf in on their way swimming into the finish.

Dan Wegner of Club Assistant announced the 2019 Southern Pacific Masters Swimming open water swimming season:

June 22nd: 50th Annual Seal Beach Rough Water Swim in Seal Beach
June 29th: Semana Nautica One Mile Open Water Swim in Santa Barbara
June 30th: Semana Nautica Three Mile Open Water Swim in Santa Barbara
July 13th: Newport Beach Pier to Pier Two Mile Open Water Swim in Newport Beach
August 3rd: Corona Del Mar Don Burns One Mile Open Water Swim in Corona del Mar
September 22nd: Mission Mile and Southwest Zone Open Water Championship in Mission Viejo
November 28th: Turkey Brine Pier Swim in Huntington Beach

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