Some open-water swims in the Potomac near Pohick Bay, just south of Mt. Vernon, have been announced, via FXCM (Curl-Burke):
"6/23 - 8:00am - 10:00am Open Water Practice. We will open the course at 8:00am and swimmers can go for any duration up to two hours. Cost $10 person, or punch pass allowed for FXCM swimmers.
7/08 - 7:30am – 9:30am Open We will open the course at 7:30am and swimmers can go for any duration up to two hours. Cost $10 person, or punch pass allowed for FXCM swimmers.
7/21 7:00am -9:00am Open Water Practice. We will open the course at 8:00am and swimmers can go for any duration up to two hours. Cost $10 person, or punch pass allowed for FXCM swimmers.
Have a fear of Open Water? At each of these practice Coach Dominic will have a 5-person open water clinic for helping fearful swimmers."
Also this, Sat, 6.8.13:
"Visiting Masters coach Stu Khan and his wife Coach Mary will be hosting a free, Freestyle Clinic and practice this Saturday 8:30am - 10:00am at Old Keene Mill pool located at 9534 Orion Ct, Burke VA.
Old Keene Mill is an outdoor 50-meter pool with 8 lanes. We will have the entire pool to ourselves. All swimmers are welcome!
Coach Stu Khan is a recipient of the 2010 U.S. Masters Swimming Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award and 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Of The Year Award. He is a major contributor to SWIMMER magazine and is an export on the subject of freestyle. We can all learn a lot from him and Mary."
More info, contact: Dominic Latella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Some more details on the 6.23 open-water swim:
We have an open water swim this Sunday, June 23rd. Please read the information below to register.
All swims will take place at Gunston Manor on Pohick Bay (see below)
6/23 - 8:30am - 11:00am: Open Water Practice. We will open the course at 8:30am and swimmers can go for any duration of time. Pre-registration cost $10 per person or you can use 2 punches of the 10-punch pass being used by FXCM swimmers. Same day registration costs $15 per person. Same day registration fees can be paid in cash or check only. Checks can be made out CUBU Masters.
All sales are final. If the swim is canceled for weather or water quality, a refund will be issued for all pre-registered swimmers.
Fairfax County Masters
Google Maps for Pohick Bay:
Not sure if anyone has been to these, but I'm going to check it out on Sunday. Thanks for publicizing it Ed!