FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — July 16, 2007, Austin, Texas
The Highland Lakes Challenge: An Open Water Stage Race
The American Swimming Association, L.L.C. (ASA) announces the first-ever open water swimming stage race: The Highland Lakes Challenge, to be held Wednesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 28, 2007. The Highland Lakes Challenge will consist of races in 5 consecutive days in 5 lakes: Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls, and Travis, all lakes formed by dams in the Colorado River.
Swimmers will opt to compete in one of four stage races:
1. The Highland Lakes Monster Challenge — a 5-day race of distances ranging between 2.6 and 4.0 miles per day.
2. The Highland Lakes Mini Challenge — a 5-day race of distances of either a half mile or a mile per day
3. The Weekend Warrior Monster Challenge — a 3-day race of distances ranging between 2.6 and 3.5 miles per day
4. The Weekend Warrior Mini Challenge — a 3-day race of distances of either a half-mile or a mile per day
Places in each stage race will be determined by swimmers’ aggregate times.
Swimmers may also participate in single day stages of either Monster Challenge or Mini Challenge distances. Entry information and applications may be accessed at: http://www.AmericanSwimmingAssociation.com
In 2007, The American Swimming Association hosted the first-ever open water swimming high school state championship and what may be the first-ever open water race on New Year’s day in the continental U.S. On November 3, 2007, ASA will host the first-ever open water swimming national collegiate championships.
For more information contact:
Dr. Keith Bell, Race Director, 512-327-2260