Lake Swims

An exemplary Lake Swim would be the Lake Travis Relay is a 12-mile relay organized by the American Swimming Association in Austin, Texas and is one of America's Top 50 Open Water Swims. This page features a list of Lake Swims in the Race Calendar.

4th Prades Siurana – Swim the World @ 4th Prades Siurana (Neda el Món)
Apr 26 all-day

Prades Siurana

Swimming 3,000m in a lake is impressive. The Siurana Lake is surrounded by spectacular sceneries of the Montsant Range. It’s near Prades, a wine land, olive oil land and hazelnut bushes. It’s an ideal event to bring your friends and relatives: they can follow the crossing by kayaks they can rent at the Canoekayak Club.


Prades Siurana, 3,000m


  • Prades excursion. We’ve prepared a (free) two hours excursion, in the Prades Mountains. It will be on Saturday April 26th, the day before the 4th Prades Siurana Crossing. It is meant to be done by the whole family, no age limits. We’ll come together at 4.30pm at the PradesTown Hall.
  • Closure lunch: After the 4th Prades Siurana Crossing there will be a closure lunch at the Prades “Centre Cívic”. We will have salads as a starter and paella as a main course. You can buy your tickets in the website
  • Insurances: All swimmers and all volunteers will have a liability insurance and an insurance against accidents.
  • Wetsuit rental: You can rent a wetsuit at Neda el Món.
  • Physiotherapy: On arrival a physiotherapy service will be offered by a team of professionals from “El Quinto Meta”.
  • Cloakroom service: There will be a cloakroom service at the Siurana Lake pier.
  • Showers and changing rooms: Anybody can have a shower at the Prades Sports Centre.
  • Friends and relatives: They can follow the crossing either walking the 6km surrounding the lake, or riding their mountain bikes. They can also rent kayaks and follow their swimmer by kayak (12€ one hour or 17€ for two hours).
  • Security/medical service: In first place the kayaks will provide security. In addition there will be a medical service and an ambulance at the arrival.
  • Accommodation. If you want to stay at Prades, click on our colaborators will take care of you.
Howdy Honda Cap 2k 11th Annual Open Water Race & Pledge Swim @ Lady Bird Lake / Tx. Rowing Center / Eiler's Park
May 4 all-day

Description — Austin's signature open water swimming event — A 2,000+ meter open-water course — the only downhill swimming race in Texas.

Join us for fun, health & fitness, to promote clean water & water conservation, to promote open water swimming, and to raise money to fight Prostate Cancer.  Entrants race, some swim leisurely, all enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this lush and gorgeous wooded setting in the middle of Austin, Texas!

Date — May 4, 2013

Check-in: 8:30-9:30a
Race Start:
Picnic, Music & Awards:

Divisions — Masters • Youth • Wetsuit • High School

Benefiting Charity —  Us TOO International. 100% of all donations go for Prostate Cancer Support, Education, Awareness & Advocacy.

Spectating —  View the entire swim, start to finish, from the MoPac Pedestrian Bridge or enjoy the ride and birds-eye view on the Howdy Honda Cap 2k Cruise on  Capital Cruises double-decker paddlewheel boat.  See race site for details & sign-up.

Post-Race Picnic Lunch, Music & Awards: — Howdy Honda Cap 2k finishers & friends celebrate with post-race picnic at Eiler’s Park.  Free lunch for participants. Awards ceremony, & live music by Austin’s locals. Guest lunch may be prepaid online. First come.

Howdy Honda Cap 2k finishers & friends celebrate with post-race picnic at Eiler’s Park. Free lunch for participants.  Awards ceremony, & live music by Austin’s locals. Guest lunch, while available, may be prepaid online at

Ben Hair Memorial Open Water Meet @ Lake Anna - Christopher's Run Campground
May 17 all-day

The Ben Hair Open Water Race meet features a range of opportunities with race distances from 500m up to 5k, a large block of camping area at the race site (as well as many other lodging options, see below), and an open water clinic for both coaches and swimmers. In an effort to enhance the team aspect of this event we are including team scoring and a new event - the Team Time Trial (also know as the "Team Pursuit"). The result is a meet that can provide the athlete with a range of team-oriented, challenging, and motivating events.

LV10K Open Water Swim In Las Vegas! @ Lake Mead NRA
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Featuring the 2013 USMS 10k National Open Water Championship, a 5k and  1 mile open water swim races, Saturday May 18th 2013 just outside of Fabulous Las Vegas. As the sun rises, a gorgeous mountain backdrop greets you, a sight you will never forget. Take on some of the fastest swimmers in the country, or challenge yourself to your best race. Each finisher will be greeted with an award, a cupcake and a post race massage! Please note: The 10K national championship is for members of USMS or FINA. You do not need to qualify for this event. All swimmers must adhere to USMS rules and regualtions. Please visit the website for details.

Swim Across America Olympians Swim Clinic @ Town North YMCS
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

Swim Across America (SAA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment is set to host its third annual Dallas events June 7-8, 2013. The much anticipated fundraisers will benefit the InnovativeClinicalTrialsCenter at the BaylorCharlesA.SammonsCancerCenter in Dallas, the largest outpatient cancer center in North Texas dedicated to cancer care, research and education.

We invite all age group swimmers to join us on June 7th for technique tips from some of the best swimmers in the world including gold medalists Josh Davis and Neil Walker.

Swim Across America Open Water Swim Event @ The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swim Holidays – Maddalena Isole – Swim the World @ Sardenia
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day

SwimHolidays Maddalena Isole

A new, spectacular Neda el Món activity!! Holidays and open waters… Neda el Món holidays!! If you book for this activity you will be able to admire the breathtaking views of the Maddalena Isles at Sardinia (Italy) while doing something you like most: Swimming!! Swimming around three beautiful isles: Isola Soffi (3.2km), Isola Santa Maria (6.7km) and Isola Spargi (8.3km). Your two nights’ accommodation will be on some spectacular Sardinian sailboats that will also follow the crossings. The experience of your life!!


Day 21, Isola Soffi (3,2km)

Day 22, Isola Sta. Maria (6,7km)

Day 23, Isola Spargi (8,3km)

The SwimHolidays Maddalena pack will be 870€/pax, for the swimmers as well as for the people who go with them. It includes the journey from Barcelona, the transfers to Palau (Sardinia), three nights’ accommodation and all the meals except dinners.


  • The journey from Barcelona to Porto Torres (Sardinia) will be by ferry. We will leave Friday night, 20th June, and come back Tuesday 24th June (daytime). In case you prefer leaving from another place Neda el Món will consider other possible options.
  • Transfers to Palau (Sardinia) by bus from Porto Torres (where the Barcelona ferry arrives).
  • Accommodation: The first night will be on the Barcelona Sardinia ferry, the second and third nights on the sailboats hired by Neda el Món, and the fourth will be the transfer to Porto Torres. There will be double rooms, on the ferry as well as on the sailboats. NO single rooms.
  • Meals: During the three crossing days breakfasts and lunches will be offered on the sailboats.
  • Swims: There will be three swims, surrounding three of the Maddalena archipelago isles. Swimmers will be accompanied by sailboats, motorboats and kayaks.
  • Medical service:  The sailboats will dispose of the necessary medical service in case a swimmer might need it.
  • Insurance: All swimmers will have a Liability Insurance and an insurance against accidents.
  • Present: All swimmers will receive a souvenir and a swim cap
Minocqua Island Swim Challenge @ Torpy Park
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Minocqua Island Swim Challenge is a one-mile out and back open water swim in Lake Minocqua. The event is hosted by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oneida County Dive Team and is a fund raiser for the Dive Team.  Overall and Age Group awards will be presented. Wetsuits will be allowed.  Information and registration available at

Luss Loch Lomond Swim Festival @ Luss, Loch Lomond
Jul 6 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Loch Lomond is the largest  body of freshwater in mainland Britain.  The scenery is unrivalled and an excellent location to enjoy Open Water Swimming.


This event will be swum from Luss Beach and will now be part of the Luss Highland Games.
This event will include 1k, 2k & 5k swims.​


Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Luss Beach.

Loch Venacher Swim Festival @ Loch Venacher
Jul 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Venechar is a fresh water loch in Stirlingshire, located between Callander and Brig o'Turk. The Loch is 3.7 miles long  with its deepest point being  33 meters.


This event will include 1k, 2k and 5k swims.


The event will be sum from the Venacher Lochside cafe where full facilities will be available.


​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Venacher Lochside Cafe, Loch Venacher, Callander, FK17 8HP.