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June 2018

A Long Swim – Three Oaks Crystal Lake

June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Three Oaks Recreational Area, 5517 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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$45 – $90
Three Oaks

A Long Swim - Three Oaks Crystal Lake - Open Water Swim Event - 1,500 meters, 1.2 miles, 2.4 miles 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 triathelon and open water swimming…

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February 2019

ALS Research: Developments Past, Recent and Future – February 10 – 3:00pm

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join us at Barrington's White House in Barrington, Illinois for a panel discussion by world-leading Chicago area physicians and scientists on Sunday, February 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm. REGISTER HERE!  Physicians from Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Chicago are leading the world in cutting-edge research to find a cure for ALS. Hear from panelists Dr. Hande Ozdinler, the pioneer of upper motor neurons research; Dr. Richard Silverman, inventor of pharmaceutical products such as Lyrica; and Dr. Gerardo Morfinia, who…

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June 2019

A Long Swim Open Water Swim Series – Lake Zurich – June 2, 2019

June 2 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Paulus Park, 200 S Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, 60047 United States
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A Long Swim - Lake Zurich - 750 meters - 1,500 meters - 1.2 miles - 2.4 miles - and 5K 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. Lake Zurich is a pristine body of water and a private residential lake. The course is professional timed under race conditions for…

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August 2019

A Long Swim Open Water Swim Series – Tower Road Beach Winnetka – August 4, 2019

August 4 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
Tower Road Beach, 899 Sheridan Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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A Long Swim - Tower Road Beach Winnetka - 750 meters, 1,500 meters,1.2 miles, 2.4 miles, and 5K 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…

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“Bon Voyage” Rooftop Party; A Long Swim Team Headed to Nantucket – Martha’s Vineyard Open Water Swim! #N2MV

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
101 West Liberty in Barrington, Illinois, 101 West Liberty
Barrington, 60010 United States
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Join us for an evening of rooftop fun as we say "Bon Voyage" and "Best of Luck" to Doug McConnell and the A Long Swim Team as they head to the Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard Open Water Swim - 18 miles of open water swimming from Island to Island. This swim has never been attempted. This event is hosted on a new party rooftop overlooking Barrington, Illinois. We will have a BBQ, home made salads, and a cash bar. There…

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Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard Open Water Swim

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard

A Long Swim has announced a premier open water marathon swim from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard in August of 2019. According to the tides and currents, the scheduled date is August 26.  English Channel Swimmer Doug McConnell will be the first to attempt this swim, and will have the critical support of Martha’s Vineyard boat pilots, navigation experts, and his highly seasoned open water crew that includes two experienced ocean kayakers. The cross of the Vineyard Sound is expected to…

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Landing Party Reception and Press Conference at The Harbor View Hotel

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harbor View Hotel, 131 North Water Street
Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539 United States
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A Long Swim has announced a premier open water marathon swim from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard for the scheduled date of August 26, 2019. English Channel Swimmer Doug McConnell will be the first to attempt this swim, and will have the critical support of Martha’s Vineyard boat pilots, navigation experts, and his highly seasoned open water crew that includes two experienced ocean kayakers. Join us for a Landing Party Reception and Press Conference at the Harbor View Hotel - the…

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October 2019

A Long Swim Landing Party – Barrington’s White House – October 10

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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doug mcconnell nantucket to martha's vineyard open water marathon swim

Join Doug McConnell and the A Long Swim Team for a Landing Party in honor of the Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard Open Water Marathon Swim. Hear stories from the stage about the highs and lows of the event including training, timing, navigating, team building, publicity, jellyfish and, yes, sharks. This party is a thank you to all donors, supporters, swimmers, and friends. PLEASE REGISTER HERE Speakers will be: Doug McConnell, Open Water Marathon Swimmer Don Macdonald, Open Water Marathon Kayaker…

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