Open Water Events

If an open water swim is not USMS-sanctioned (sponsored), USMS insurance will NOT apply.  In addition, USMS safety procedures and protocols will NOT apply.  Check with the event organizer about insurance coverage and safety protocols for non-sanctioned events.


Those events are noted below. 

Palm Beach Summer Ocean Mile Swim - not USMS sanctioned

R.G. Kreusler Park


Information and Registration

Global Swim Series - Race the Legends - Sanction TBD

August 28 - September 3 - 2022

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Information and Registration

Open Water National Championships - USMS sanctioned

  • June 11 - Long Distance – Del Valle,  CA

  • July 9 - Sprint Distance – Cleveland, OH

  • July 31 - Middle Distance – Santa Cruz, CA

  • August 13 - 2 Mile Cable – Lake Placid, NY

  • August 20 - Marathon Distance – Lake George, NY


Area Open Water events

  • May 7: Tampa Bay Open Water Swim USMS sanctioned: NO

  • April 2: Fresh Start Swim Series Dunedin, FL USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Apr. 23: Deluna's Open Water Swim (.6-mile, 1.2-miles, 2.4-miles). Pensacola Beach FL. Information & registration. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • May 28: Doc Lucky's Golden Mile Swim (1.5K). Orlando FL. Information & registration. Entry deadline: entries close Thursday, May 26, or when 300 swimmers entered; early registration fee discount ends February 28. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • June 4: Chattanooga Rat Race (5K). Chattanooga TN

  • June 25: Aaron Vaughan (5K, 1M. Jensen Beach, FL. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Aug. 7: Mermaid Swim. Boca Raton. USMS sanctioned: No

  • Sept. 10: Swim for Alligator Lighthouse (8-miles). Islamorada FL. Information & registration. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Sept. 11: Bridges to Bluffs (10K). Knoxville TN. Information

  • Sept. 17: Upstate Splash Charity Swim (1.2-mi, 2.4-mi). Lake Jocassee, Salem SC. Information & registration. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Sept. 18: Swim Hobbs Island (1-mi, 2-mi, 5-mi). Huntsville AL. Information & registration. Registration opens April 15. USMS sanctioned: YES

  • NOV. 19: Fresh Start Swim Series. St Pete Beach USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Dec. 3: Southern Cross (1-mile, 5K). Fort Myers Beach FL. USMS sanctioned: NO


Information and registration can be found on the USMS website -


Results can be found at:

Southeast Zone results

USMS results



Record application form

Rule Book (on-line edition)

For relay cards, split notification cards, USMS/FINA record applications, please visit