Arizona Open Water Series Update

Pool swimmers, it’s time to rebel and revel: The lakes in and around Phoenix are warming up and online registration is now open for the 2009 Arizona Open Water Series at www.dcbadventures.com.

The series will offer five Open Water swim competitions, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles). The swims will be held on May 2 at Saguaro Lake, June 6 at Lake Pleasant, September 19 at Saguaro Lake, October 17 at Lake Pleasant and November 15 at Tempe Town Lake, all near Phoenix.

All events are officially sanctioned by USA-Swimming and US Masters Swimming and are open to both registered Age Group and Masters swimmers.

DCB Extreme Adventures has put together a generous series for us in 2009, one we hope will grow and thrive. So whether you're a Masters swimmer, an Age Group swimmer, a Triathlete or just someone who likes to get out there, come on out and show your support.

Our beautiful state offers some of the best recreational lakes in the country and we look forward to hosting swimmers from all over the U.S. who are looking to extend their open water swimming season from Spring to late Fall.

Arizona is well known for its magnificent desert landscapes, but few people outside the area know about the many scenic lakes within a 40 mile drive of Phoenix. We aim to change that.

Phoenix area lakes offer vast, clear surface water created by the rivers feeding the Phoenix area. Each of the Phoenix lakes offers an abundance of lake fun including boating, sailing, and fishing, water skiing, swimming and camping enjoyment. Some lakes offer RV parks for traveler convenience. Some lakes offer picturesque mountainous scenery, large stands of Saguaro Cactus with beautiful desert views with spectacular wildflowers during the spring.

Lake Pleasant

A short scenic drive 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix is the second largest of the Phoenix area lakes offering over 10,000 acres of fresh, clear blue water. Located in the vast Lake Pleasant Regional Park just north of Sun City and West Phoenix, Lake Pleasant is filled by the Agua Fria River flowing from the north cool country of Northern Arizona. Lake Pleasant provides marina facilities, large boat ramps, campgrounds and RV parks.

Saguaro Lake

Picturesque Saguaro Lake is about 40 miles northeast of Phoenix and the Scottsdale area. Saguaro Lake offers special views, canyon walls and excellent boating fun. The Saguaro Lake Marina offers boat mooring, boat rentals, a restaurant and picnic facilities. Saguaro Lake is a sister lake of Canyon, Apache and Roosevelt Lake which are all created along the Salt River which becomes a dry river bed as it flows through Phoenix.

Tempe Town Lake

Set adjacent to Tempe's Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park, Tempe Town Lake is a regional and national destination, welcoming millions each year. Recognized as a top attraction in Arizona, visitors and local families spend their time enjoying nature, recreational activities, and cultural events. The two-mile lake was constructed out of a dry riverbed of the Rio Salado and opened in 1999. Today, it is home to more than 2000 rowers and 100 annual events, including the Ford Ironman.

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