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Open Water Summer Series – Tower Road Beach Winnetka – August 8, 2021

August 8, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

A Long Swim – Tower Road Beach Winnetka – 750 meters, 1,500 meters,1.2 miles, 2.4 miles, and 5K

A Long Swim hosts their Open Water Summer Series supporting ALS research (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Led by English Channel Swimmer, Doug McConnell, these swims are designed for triathletes and open water swimmers and are professionally timed. (Because Lake Michigan always has cool water, wetsuits are always welcome.)

Tower Road Beach in Winnetka runs along picturesque Lake Michigan surrounded by beautiful homes. The course is professional timed under race conditions for distance of 750 meters, 1,500 meters, 1.2 miles, 2.4 miles and 5K. This is the perfect opportunity for triathletes and open water swimmers to gauge their training under race conditions. Registration for this swim is $60-$80.

  • Gates open at 6:00 am
  • Day-of registration begins at 6:00 am
  • The first gun is at 6:30 am for the 5k with each progressively shorter distance swim starts until 7:40 am for the 750 meter swim


Parking is to take place at Lloyd Park, 799 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093, just a few doors south of Tower Road Park which is 899 Sheridan Road. There is a shuttle bus. Overflow parking will be at the Metra Lot, which is at the corner of Elm Street and Green Bay Road in Winnetka. There will be a shuttle from both locations.  At the end of the event, the shuttle will take you back.

In addition to your support of A Long Swim, each swimmer has an opportunity to fundraise and earn a package to waive their registration fee and earn triathlon and open water swimming gear, including wet suits and transition bags.

Tower Road Beach Swim Event

Registrations for this swim are non-refundable but for cancellations due to COVID-19. If this event is cancelled due to COVID-19, all ticket purchasers will be refunded. 
A Long Swim’s top priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers, and participants. Current COVID protocols will be enforced. For more information, reach out to [email protected].


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Tower Road Beach
899 Sheridan Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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