2021 Open Water Calendar

2021  Open Water Calendar

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JAN Jan 12 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, 3.1 Miles, Gandy Beach, St. Petersburg, FL.
Mar 29 Nevis to St. Kitts, Cross Channel Swim. 2.5 Mile Swim. Caribbean Islands.
APR Apr 14 3rd Annual Swim Around Lido Key, 7 miles, Sarasota, FL
Apr 15 Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge, 1, 1.2, 2, 2.4 mile races, North Carolina.
Apr 18 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg FL.
Apr 24 -27 Arizona Scar Swim Challenge. 4 days, 4 lakes over 40 miles of swimming. Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Apache Lake, Roosevelt Lake, AZ.
Apr 27 Alcatraz Swim, 1.5 Miles strong current and waves, San Francisco, CA
Apr 28 Cap 2k, 15th Annual Open Water Race and Pledge Swim. This beautiful 2000m straightaway course from Red Bud Isle toward the center of downtown Austin in Lady Bird Lake. Listed in Austin's TOP 75 “Things To Do” the Cap 2k was rated as one of the TOP 10 "Recreational Events in Austin" and includes the Annual Open Water Swimming H.S. Championships. Other divisions: masters, youth, first-responder, and wetsuit. Spectator viewing from double-decker paddlewheel. Join us for post-race picnic included in swimmer entry.
Info at: or
Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, (512) 327-0955.
Apr 29 Rice Aquatics/Twin Lakes Open Water Swimming Carnival. Manvel, Texas. 800, 1600 and 3200 meter races. USMS and USAS sanctions.
MAY May 4 2.4 Mile Hurricane-Man Rough Water and 1K Pass-a-Grille Challenge swim, St. Pete Beach, FL. Pre-registration ONLY. USAS or USMS registration required. 400 total swimmer limit. USA and USMS sanctions.
Osprey Open Water Swim:
1 and 2 mile open water swim or Aquathon (1 mile swim and 10K run). Ocean Springs, MS. Register at OSOSPREY.COM. Mar 3
May 5 Nanticoke 3 and 1.8 mile swims, Bivalve, MD (Eastern Shore - near Salisbury) Web site:
May 22 Stoked To Go Out Pier to Pier - Grey Liston Memorial Swim. 1.7 mile open water swim - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Down River Rip, 4.4 or 2.5 mile swims. Uppper James River, Midlothian, VA.
May 19
May 26 Jim McDonnell Memorial Lake Swims, Lake Audubon, Reston, VA. 5K swim followed by an open water clinic on Saturday, 1&2 Mile races Sunday. USMS sanction.
Beach to Beach Power Swim, 1, 2.25, & 3.5 mile swims. St John, US Virgin Islands website:
NAV-E-SINK or swim - 1.2 mi & 2.4 mi swims - Victory Park, Rumson, NJ
May 30 Thursday Evening Stress Relief, Seattle, WA. .5 and 1 mile routes, in fresh water and Puget Sound.
May 31 North Carolina Swimming Open Water Championships and RHF Military Mile. 5k, 3k, 2k, 1 Mile, 800, 400 meters. Lake Echo,
JUN June 1 Lowcountry Splash 2.4 and 5 mile swims, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 website:
43rd Annual Swim Around Key West. 12.5 Miles. Solos, 2-person and 3-person teams. Key West, FL.
Chattanooga Rat Race, 2.4 miles and 4.5 miles, Chattanooga, TN.
1 & 2 Mile Swim Lake Berryessa, CA. USMS and USA Swim Sanctions
John Shrum Memorial Cable Swims, Chris Green Lake, Charlottesville, VA. website:
Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon Swim. 10K, and 1 mile swims.
Jun 8 Little Uno, Big Duece, 1, 1.2, 2 and 2.4 Mile swims. Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC.
69th Huntington Beach Pier Swim, 1/2 Huntington Beach, CA
Death Valley Open Water 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K, .5K Hartwell Lake, Clemson SC. USMS sanction. Website:
Jun 8-9 Del Valle Open Water Festival, 10K, 5K and 1 mile swims, Livermore, CA. USMS Sanction
Jun 9 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim and 1 Mile Bay Challenge, Stevensville MD website:
Jun 10 7th Annual Warsaw Aqua Mile, 1 Mile Swim, Center Lake, Warsaw, IN
Jun 11 Friday Night Swim Race, 2.4, 1.2 and .5 mile swims. Lake Meridian Park in Kent, WA. website:
Jun 11-12 15th Annual Beaufort River Swim. 3 mile swim, Swim/run/Swim and Swim run event. Beaufort, SC.
Jun 12 FKCC Swim Around Key West, 12.5 Miles, Key West FL
Jun 19 Flowers International Swims, 5K and 10K, Cayman Islands.
END-WET. 36 miles swim downriver, solo and teams. Grand Forks, ND to Oslo, MN.
Jun 20 Nixie Waves Inaugural Open Water Swim. 7 AM, 1.2 or 2.4 Miles, Aurora Reservoir, Denver, CO.
Jun 22 Central Illinois Open Water Swim (CIOWS), 1.2 and 2.4 miles. Hudson, IL USMS Sanction
Santa Monica Pier Ocean Festival, 1 Mile Ocean Swim, 400m Run/Swim/Run, SUP, Paddleboard, and Dory Races, Santa Monica, CA
Lake Harriet Open Water Swim. 1 & 2 Mile Swims. Lake Harriet, MN.
Seal Beach Rough Water, 5K and 1 Mile swims.
Jun 23 Pier to Cove Swim, 1.5 miles, La Jolla, CA web site:
Jun 26 Solstice Sunset Swim, 1.2 or 2.4 Miles. Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO
Buzzards Bay Swim. 1.2 Miles, New Bedford and Fairhaven, $150 fundraising minimum.
Jun 27 Tubby Trout 5K Open Water Swim, Seattle, WA
Jun 30
JULY Jul 4 Martha Lake Open Water Open Water Swim, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 and 2 Mile swims. Martha Lake, Lynwood, WA.
Jul 9 Maggie Fisher Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, 5.25 miles, Brightwaters, NY. website:
Jul 10 7th Annual Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 miles, Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ
Jul 11 Pure Pactola Open Water Swim, 2.4, 1.2 and .5 mile swims. Pactola Reservoir, Rapid City, South Dakota
Swim with a Mission. 1K, 5k and 10K individual swims. 10K relay. Newfound Lake, Bristol, NH. Fundraiser for Veterans.
Jul 13 Maryland Swim for Life, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 miles. New this year, 2.4 Mile Triathlon Challenge swim. Raises money for Chester River Association other organizations in DC and MD.
Bear Lake Monster Swim, 10K mile solo, 2 person and 6 person relays, 1 Mile and 1/2 mile. Bear Lake, UT.
Fat Salmon Open Water. 3.2 and 1.2 Mile swims. Seattle, WA.
Rebecca Lake 5K swim and 2 person relay, Rockford, MN.
Jul 17 Carter Lake Crossing, 3 Miles. Carter Lake, Loveland, CO.
The Amazing Octochallenge 8K
Jul 18 6th Annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim, 1.5 K. Mystic, CT
Pontiac Bay Open Water Swim Challenge, Seattle, WA, 1.2 and 2.4 mile swims
27th Annual Monster Lake Swim, 2 Miles, YMCA Camp, Manitou, WI
Steve Omi Memorial Swim, 1 Mile, Coeur d’Alene, ID web site:
Jul 24 Sea Isle Beach Patrol, 1 Mile Swim. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Breaststroke Clinic and 1/2 mile swim, Seattle, WA.
Kingdom Swim, 10 Mile Swim, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT
Jul 25 Great Lake Plunge, 4K, 2K, 1K races and 200 meters kids swim. Evanston, IL
Jul 27
Jul 28 Arizona Open Water, 4000, 2000, 1000 meters. Upper Lake Mary, Arizona
Jul 31 Georgia Games Open Water Swim, 1/2K, 1K, 2K, 3K swims. Acworth, Georgia.
Parker Open Water Swim, 2.4 and 1.2 mile races. Parker, CO. website:
18th Annual Swim Teal Lake, 2.25 Miles, Benefit for Diabetes. Negaunee, MI.
AUG Aug 1 10th Annual Swim for Freedom, 3 miles. Lake Geneva, WI. Individuals and relays are welcome. Fundraiser for Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Swim information at:
Aug 7 25km Swim Across Long Island Sound, Bridgeport, CT, 10 – 15 solo swimmers, 15-25 relays.
Long Bridge Swim. 1.76 Miles, Lake Pend Orielle, Sandpoint, Idaho. website:
Boston Light Swim, 8 Miles, Boston, MA.
8 Lakes, 46 Miles, Swim the Kingdom Week. Swim one day or up to all 8 with longer and shorter events each day.
David's Old Silver Swim, 1 and 1/2 miles swims. North Falmouth, MA. h
Cruise Cruz, 2 Mile swim, Santa Cruz, CA.
Point to LaPointe Swim to Madeline Island, 2 miles, Bayfield, WI.
Aug 8 11th Annual Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim, 1 Mile, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Pennock Island Challenge, Ketchikan, Alaska. 8 miles, 30 solos, 20 relays. Website:
Change your Latitude - 57 degrees North Open Water Challenge 10k, 5k, 1k, Sitka Alaska,
Aug 14 Deception Pass Adventure Swim, 1.5 Mile, Seattle, WA.
Deer Creek Open Water, 1 Mile, 5K, 10K and 10 Mile Swimming Distances in Deer Creek Reservoir, Heber, UT
1 Mile Against the Tide Swim for Breast Cancer, Hopkinton, MA.
Aug 15 Chatfield Classic, 1 and 2 Mile. Chatfield Lake, Littleton, CO.
Coeur d'Alene crossing, 2.4 Miles. Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Aug 18
Aug 19 12th Annual Madison Open Water Swim, 2.4 and 1.2 Miles, Lake Monona, Madison, WI.
Rose Pitonof Swim, 17.5 Miles, Manhattan to Coney Island, New York, NY.
4th Annual Isleboro Crosssing for LifeFlight, 3.1 miles, West Penobscot Bay, Lincolnville, Maine.
Emerald City Open Water Swim, ½ mile & 1 mile, Seattle WA
Tri-Arkansas Open Water Swim, 1500 meters. Arkadelphia, AR
SwimRVA, DownRiver Rip, 4.4 or 2.5 mile down river swim. Upper James River, Midlothian, VA.
Aug 20 Ray Licata Memorial Swim, 1 Mile, Long Branch, NJ.
12th Annual Swim and Fin Race for Salem Sound, 5k, 1 mile, 500 meter swims, Salem MA.
Swim to the Moon 5K, 10K, 1.2 and .5 mile. Hiland Chain of Lakes, Pinckney, MI.
Aug 24 Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim. 2.4 Mile, 1.2 Mile and .5 miles. Sugar Pine State Park, Lake Tahoe, CA.
Aug 25 20th Annual Swim for life, 2.5 and 1 mile races. Seward Park, Seattle, WA
Aug 26 Lake George Open Water Swim, 2.5k, 5k, 10k on Saturday, 4 miles on Sunday. Hague, NY USMS sanction
Aug 27 Seattle Park to Park Swim, 1.4 Miles across Lake Washington. Fund raiser for Seattle Children's Hospital. Seattle, WA.
Cedar Island 5K swim, Avalon, NJ.
Aug 28 Castle 5K and10K, Wellington Lake, Bailey Colorado.
SEPT Sep 2 9.5 Mile Maui Channel Swim, Relay & Individual, Lanai to Kaanapali, HI, Swimmer Description
Pompano Open Water Races POWER Challenge. 1500 meters and 500 meters. Pompano Beach, FL.
Sept 3 Bridge to Bridge swim, 6.2 Miles. Golden Gate to Bay Bridnge, San Francisco, CA
Sep 4 88th Annual Oceanside, CA Labor Day Pier Swim and Paddle. .5 and 1 mile swims. 1, 3 and 6 mile paddles.
Sep 5
Sep 6 51st Annual 2.4 Mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Kaimana Beach, Honolulu, HI,
Upper Merion Open Water Swim Series. 800 Meters.
Sep 8 Truckee Swim Classic, 2.4, 1.2 miles, 500 meters and kids races 25-200 meters. Donner Lake, CA
1.4 Mile Provincetown Harbor Swim 4 Life AIDS Benefit, Provincetown MA Jay Critchley, P.O. Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657
Sep 9 Liberty to Freedom Swim. 2.2 miles. From the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower. New York, NY.
First Annual SEALKIDS SwimJam. 5K open water swim, Isle of Palms, SC.
Horsetooth Open Water Swim, 10K, 2.4 and 1.2 Mile and youth swims. Fort Collins, Colorado.
In Search of Memphre - 25 miles, Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT – Magog, QC.
Sep 10 JJ Hill Days, 1 & 2 Mile Swims. Wayzata, MN.
Pier-2-Pier swim Race, 2 miles, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Big Shoulders, 5K and 2.5K. Lake Michigan. Chicago IL.
Aqua Sphere North Shore 5K swim. Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay, HI.
18th Annual Lake Murray Dam Swim for Drew, 2 miles, Columbia, SC.
Sep 10-11 Lake Hopatcong Swim Festival, 9, 2, 1 and .5 mile swims, Lake Hopatcong in NJ. USAS and USMS Sanction
Sep 11 10th Annual Golden Gate Sharkfest Swim, 1.6 Miles, Sausalito, CA
Sep 13 84th Annual La Jolla Rough Water Swim, 1 & 3 mile, 250 yard junior event, La Jolla, CA
Seattle's 10K Invitational Open Water Swim, Seattle, WA
Sep 16 12th Annual Wharf to Wharf Swim, 1400 Meters beginning at historic Williams Wharf in Mathews County, Virginia and crossing the East River of Mobjack Bay to Hicks Wharf and return. Benefits Mathews Land Conservancy, minimum of $100 in sponsorships to swim. Go to “Events” at
Sept 17 Breezy Point, 5K, New York, NY.
Last Gasp of Summer, 1 and 2 mile swims. Angle Lake, SeaTac, WA. USMS and USAS Sanctioned.
Race #4, 5000 and 2000 meters swims, Alum Creek State Park, Deleware, OH.
Sep 18 2nd Annual Washington DC Sharkfest Swim, 1K, 2K, 4K. Potomac River - National Harbor, MD
4th Annual Nadador Mile Rough Water Swims 1 and 2 miles, Dana Point, CA.
Swim Hobbs Island, 5 , 2 and 1 mile swims. Madison Countat Launch, Huntsville, AL.
Toad Suck Open Water Swim, 1.5 K, Conway, AR
2nd Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim, 1500 meters, Newport Harbor, Newport, RI,
Swim Across America, Baltimore. 1 & 3 Miles, Baltimore, MD. website:
Sep 21 Alcatraz Swim, 1.5 Miles strong current and waves, San Francisco, CA
Sept 23 2019 Deleware State Championships and Aquathlon. 1600 M swim, 800 M swim and aquathlon (1600 meter swim/2.2 mile run) Newark Reservoir, DE.
Sep 24 10th Annual Awesome Alki Open Water Swim, 1 mile, Seattle, WA
Triple Dip, 1 mile, 5K, and 10K swims, New York, NY.
Sep 25
OCT Oct 2 Ironcare Splash and Dash, Race 2. 750 or 1500 meter swim. Tempe Town Lake, AZ.
Oct 4 Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash, 5K, 2.5K, 1K. Sarasota, FL.
Oct 10 12th Annual San Diego Sharkfest Swim, 1 mile. San Diego, CA.
Swim the Suck, 10 mile swim, Tennessee River Gorge, Chattanooga, TN.
Swim the Loop - 3.5 Miles and Mott's Channel Sprint - 1.3 miles. Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Oct 12 16th Annual Lake Travis Relay, 12-mile open water swimming, 6-person relay. Loads of fun on a great course. Finish and awards at lakeside restaurant. Info at: or
Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, Race Coordinator: (512) 327-0955.
21st Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swim, 10K, 7.25K 4K, 2K, .8K; Harrington Sound, Bermuda. Website:
Oct16 Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational, 7k across Waikiki and back,
Triangle Open Water Hurricane Swim. 1, 1.2, 2, or 2.4 Mile swims. New Hope Overlook, NC.
To the Bridge and Back. 10 Mile Race, maximum 25 male/female entrants. 5 Mile race, capped at 100 athletes, 2.4 mile swim. Upper James River, Midlothian, VA.
Oct 22 Alcatraz Swim, 1.5 Miles strong current and waves, San Francisco, CA
Oct 23 - 27 13th Annual Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge, Highland Lakes, TX. Swim 5 lakes in 5 days! The first-ever open water swimming stage race. Held in the beautiful Highland Lakes hill country territory, just outside of Austin, Texas, each day offers different challenges. Divisions: 5-day "Monster Challenge" or 3-day "Weekend Warrior," as well as individual day stage races offered. Daily "Monster" distances between 2+ and 4+ miles. Mile swim offered on some days. Info at: or
Contact: Sandy Neilson-Bell, Race Coordinator: (512) 327-0955
Oct 31 Swim Around Charleston, 12.5 Miles, Charleston, SC
Swim Around Fort De Sota, 10 K swim. St. Petersburg, FL
NOV Nov 2 - 6 Barbados Open Water Festival. 5K and 1.5 K swims. Carlisle Bay, Barbados.
Nov 6 St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, 5.2, 2 and 1 mile swims in the US Virgin Islands