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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. 

Delray One Mile Ocean Swim

May 20, 2023

Information and entry

Cuba Open Water Swim

August 24, 2023

Playa Varadero

Hotel package includes transportation from the airport, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tour of the island and the race entry fee.

Information and Registration

Swim Melbourne Open Water (1.5K, 5K)

March 5, 2023

Melbourne FL. 

Information & registration. Entry deadline: online entry closes Thursday, March 2. USMS sanctioned: YES


Swim Miami 2023

April 16, 2023

Miami Marine Stadium

Information and Entry

Doc Lucky’s Golden Mile (1 mile)

May 6, 2023

Orlando FL USMS Sanctioned: NO

USMS OWNC - 2 MileCable

June 3, 2023

Charlottesville, VA (tentative)

Beaufort River Swim (1-mile, 5K, 8K)

June 2-3, 2023

Beaufort SC. Information & registration. Entry deadline: entry closes Thursday, June 1. USMS sanctioned: NO.


Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim (1m, 5K)

June 24, 2023

Jensen Beach USMS Sanctioned: NO

USMS OWNC Portland, OR Ultramarathon Distance

July 9, 2023

USMS OWNC Applegate Lake, OR Marathon Distance

July 15, 2023

Mermaid Open Water Swim (1/2-mile, 1-mile, 2-miles).

August 6, 2023

Boca Raton FL. Information & registrationUSMS sanctioned: NO

USMS OWNC Lake Oahe, SD Middle Distance

August 12, 2023

Swim for Alligator Lighthouse (8-miles).

September 9, 2023

Islamorada FL. Information & registration USMS sanctioned: NO

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim (1.2 & 2.4 miles).

September 16, 2023

Salem SC (Lake Jocassee). Information. USMS sanctioned: NO

USMS OWNC Lake Mission Viejo, CA Long Distance

September 16, 2023

USMS OWNC Lake Mission Viejo, CA Sprint Distance

September 17, 2023

Bridges to Bluffs (10K).

September 17, 2023

Knoxville TN. Information. Registration opens May 1. USMS sanctioned: will be

Swim the Suck (10-miles).

October 7, 2023

Chattanooga TN. Information. Registration opens April 8. USMS sanctioned: will be


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

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