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A Long Swim
117 South Cook Street, Suite 248
Barrington, Illinois 60010
A Long Swim is a series of open water swimming events benefiting 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. (As of 7/31/19 the water temperature at Tower Road Beach is 70 degrees. Wetsuits, as always, are 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 6:00am, day of registration begins at 6:00am, the first gun is at 6:30am for the 5K, 7:00am for the 2.4, 7:20am for the 1.2, 7:30am for the 1,500, and 7:40am for the 750.
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 Sherican Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093. There is a shuttle bus. If there is the need for overflow parking beyond Lloyd we have approval to send people to 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.
A Long Swim is a series of open water swimming events benefiting 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. 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, on course goggles and transition bags.
As a result of the 2018 event surveys we have heard you and we have rolled back the prices on both the A Long Swim Lake Zurich and the A Long Swim Tower Road Beach Winnetka events. For the 1st 20 men and the 1st 20 women who register for both events there will be a raffle for free entries to both events!
Enter Peer to Peer Fundraising Challenge to earn free registration, BlueSeventy wetsuits, Surf-Fur Water Parka and triathlon transition bags. Very cool. Enter both Lake Zurich and Tower Road Beach – Winnetka events and receive an A Long Swim beach towel.