Open Water Events

If an open water swim is not USMS-sanctioned, USMS insurance will NOT apply. Those events are noted below. Check with the event organizer about insurance coverage for non-sanctioned events.

  • Apr. 25: Swim Around Lido Key (7-miles). Sarasota FL. Information & registration. Entry limited to first 170 swimmers. Entry deadline: online entry closes Sunday, April 19, or when entry limit reached. USMS sanctioned: YES

  • Apr. 26: Swim Miami (800m, 1-mile, 5K, 10K). Miami FL. Information & registration.USMS sanctioned: NO; sanctioned by WOWSA

  • May 31: Dixie Zone Open Water Championships/Chattanooga Rat Race (5K). Chattanooga TN. Information. Registration opens January 19. USMS sanctioned: YES

  • June 13: Best Dammed Lake Swim (5K, 10K, 15K). Fontana Lake, Almond NC. Information & registration. Entry limited to first 185 swimmers. Entry deadline: online entry closes Tuesday, June 9, or when entry limit reached. USMS sanctioned: YES

  • Sept. 12: The 2nd Annual Pure Grenada Open Water Swim (1K, 3K, 5K, 10K plus 1K, 3K & 5K with fins). Registration is now open for the Caribbean's newest open water swim!  Enjoy the beauty of Grenada - the "Spice Isle"

Saturday, September 12, 2020.  Grenada. Information & registration. USMS sanctioned: NO

  • Sept. 20: Swim Hobbs Island (1-mi, 2-mi, 5-mi). Huntsville AL. Information.Registration opens April 15. USMS sanctioned: YES

  • Oct. 10: Swim the Suck (10-mi). Chattanooga TN. Information. Registration opens February 1. Limited to first 115 swimmers


Open Water National Championships


June 13: Long Distance, Livermore, CA

June 20: Sprint Distance, Santa Barbara, CA

July 18: Middle Distance, Cleveland, OH

July 25: Ultra Marathon, Newport, VT

August 15: 2 Mile Cable, Lake Placid, NY

August 22: Marathon Distance, Hague, NY


Information and registration can be found on the USMS website -


Results can be found at:

Dixie Zone results

USMS results



Record application form

Rule Book (on-line edition)

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

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