Here is a good website (http://usopenwaterswimming.org/)with a national calendar of events. I'll definitely be referring to this calendar over the next few years as I plan out my events.
Tapering.... This Friday is the Echo Olympic Distance Triathlon. Next week I'll be up at Camp Loll swimming in "Lake of the Woods" everyday getting in some open water training. I won't be online so I won't be posting my workouts until I get back and then it'll be a bunch of posts at once.
What a fun week!