The Swims

Race date: August 27, 2016. USMS sanction coming. For updates, please join us on our Facebook page.


Saturday, August 27

6:30 a.m. – Check-in begins / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. – Pre-race meeting
7:45 a.m. – Start

Swimmers will have 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the 2.5k.


Saturday, August 27

8:30 a.m. – Check-in begins / swim warm-up
9:05 a.m. – Pre-race meeting
9:30 a.m. – Start

Swimmers will have 2.5 hours to complete the 5k distance.


Saturday, August 27

6:30 a.m. – Check-in begins / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. – Pre-race meeting
7:55 a.m. – Start

Swimmers will have 4 hours to complete the 10k distance. Those not on their 4th lap by 11 a.m. are required to leave the course.

4 mile point-to-point

We will not have the 4 mile swim in 2016.


There will be Category 1 (non-wetsuit) and Category 2 (wetsuit) divisions for the 5k and 10k only. The 2.5k will be Cat 1 (non-wetsuit) only. We will follow the USMS policies for wetsuits and non-wetsuit attire. You can see the description for Cat 1 and Cat 2 attire here (PDF), specifically under rules 303.7.2 and 303.7.3.


Please submit evidence of having completed a swim of  2/3rds the distance of your chosen event (applies to 5k and 10k. Evidence may be submitted when you register and should include the date, venue, distance and time it took you to complete your swim. These swims should be in open water and they may happen in or out of competition. If you have extensive training experience in pools and some open water swim experience that will suffice as evidence. The key is to ensure you will be able to complete your distance comfortably and within the cut-off.

Water Temperature

Temperature for the 2014 swim was 69 degrees.


Maps below may be subject to minor changes. Course will be counter-clockwise. Keep buoys to your left. 5k is two loops of the course. 10k is four loops.


Fueling:  The  fuel station will be near the start/lap buoy. The water is shallow so you can stand while you fuel. You may place your personal aid there. Please mark your items. We will also have water, sports drink, gels and energy bars.