Race Calendar

This page provides an ongoing list of all upcoming open water swimming events in the database in chronological order.  To search events by category, click on the other links in the menu (e.g., Charity Swims, Eco Swims, Relay Swims, etc.)


The Best Fest OW Swim Festival Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca, Spain @ Mallorca, Spain
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day
Warrington Dolphins LDSC Budworth Mere (Nr. Northwich, Cheshire), Great Britain @ Nr. Northwich, Cheshire), Great Britain
May 25 all-day
Welwyn Hatfield Festival of Sport, Welwyn-Garden-City, Great Britain @ Welwyn Hatfield Festival of Sport
May 25 all-day
Date:  Sunday, 25 May, 2014 (All day)


There are 3 open water swim events; (Minimum age 16 years)

  • 5000 m
  • 3000 m
  • 750 m

Welwyn Hatfield Festival of Sports 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Stanborough Park
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom

Tel: 07958 310 161

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Town to town “Super points race”, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain @ Sa Ràpita Beach
May 25 @ 9:00 am
Date:  Sunday, 25 May, 2014 - 09:00



Distance: 5km

Date: Sunday 25th, May 2014

Start time:  10.00am (buses will leave Colonia at 9.00am)

Start Place:  Sa Ràpita Beach


Description: This 5km race goes straight across the bay from the town of Sa Rapita to the Marques beach in Colonia Sant Jordi.  You’ll be swimming over some of the most beautiful and clear sea water in the Mediterranean. If you’re lucky you’ll see sparkling starfish on the sea bottom as you swim close to one of Europe’s most spectacular beaches, Es Trenc.  This race will be unique in the week in so far as there will also be points and prizes for section wins, just like in cycling.  Your entry fee includes a free transfer by bus from Colonia Sant Jordi to Sa Rapita for the start point.

Competition: Race 1 from the “Colonia Classics”. Open, Masters (over 40), Junior (under 18) male and female. For more information and exact rules on the competition click here.

Wetsuit: Optional (wetsuit wearers will not be eligible for Colonia Classic points or prizes).

Entry fee: 45 euros- 30 euros entries before 1st January.

(this includes transfer cost by bus from Colonia Sant Jordi to Sa Rapita for the start

Prizes for this event:

See prizes for Colonia Classics events.

Will be published here soon.

Financial Times Eton Swim, Dorney Lake, Berkshire, Great Britain @ Financial Times Eton Swim
May 26 @ 9:00 am
Date:  Monday, 26 May, 2014 - 09:00

Financial Times Eton Swim

When is the eventBank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014 Where is the Event Dorney Lake, Berkshire

Financial Times Eton Swim Event Information

Open Water Lake Swim: 750m £33
Open Water Lake Swim: 1500m £35

Open Water Lake Swim: 3km £37

Open Water Lake Swim: 5km £40

Open Water Lake Swim: 10km £46


The stunning venue for the 2012 Olympics is transformed into a festival of open water swimming!

Open water swimming in a venue like Dorney Lake is an amazing challenge whether you are an elite or a beginner with the event featuring four distances, from 750m up to the iconic 10k ‘swimmers marathon’. Dorney Lake, with its clear water, accurate marker points and clear lines of sight provides a great place to take on your first open water swim or go for a great time in one of the longer disciplines.

As with every event in the series, the Financial Times Eton Swim provides unparalleled levels of water safety with the experienced and knowledgeable Human Race Water Safety Crew looking after you at every stroke. You can choose from 750 metres, 1500 metres, 3 kilometres, 5 kilometres half marathon or the challenge of the full 10 kilometre swimmers marathon.

·         Gloves and booties can be used
·         The Swims will not be cancelled if the temperature falls below 11 degrees
·         Wetsuits are optional

All swimmers will receive an event swim cap and an exclusive Swim Series medal – so you’ll be able to collect the full set through the series! Event-specific t-shirts are also available for purchase via the event entry page and there will be lots of goodies on the day from our event partners.

The Financial Times Eton Swim is great for spectators who can watch the action from various vantage points around the course. The bridge by the start is a great place to see the swimmers begin their challenge, while a tarmac path that runs the length of the course means you can follow the action all the way, cheering as you go of course! We will be bringing back the two on-course nutrition stations for the 10k swimmers, along with the cake-filled Recovery Tent for finishers!

The venue also boasts ample, free onsite parking and some great facilities for both pre and post event relaxation and recovery. Shower facilities, changing rooms and lockers are all available within the boat house and further facilities will be available in the marquees in the event village – including our retail partners in case you forget your goggles, or worse, your swim suit!

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: 9:00am 750m, 9:10am 1500m, 9:15am 3km, 10:30am 10km, 10:40am 5km

750m - Minimum Age 14 on Event Day
1500m - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
3km, 5km, 10km - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day

WETSUITS: Wetsuits are optional for all swimmers.

1500m - All 1500m entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour
3km - All 3km entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour 30 mins
5km - All 5km entrants must be able to complete the course in under 2 hours 30 mins
10km - All 10km entrants must be able to complete the course in under 4 hours 30 mins

Round Town Swim, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain @ Balearic Islands, Spain
May 26 @ 10:00 am
Date:  Monday, 26 May, 2014 - 10:00


Distance: 4km

Date: Monday 26th, May 2014

Start time:  10,00am

Place: Starting at the Marques beach and ending at the Port beach.

DescriptionWe’ll be starting on the scenic Marques beach and heading back around the Colonia Sant Jordi headland around some small islands, past the iconic Colonia lighthouse and back into the port where we’ll have ready for you a well-deserved coffee and a tasty ensaimada (great mallorcan pastry!).

Wetsuit: Optional

Entry fee: 30 euros – 20 euros entries before 1st of January.

(includes your coffee/juice and slice of tasty ensaimada!


Prizes for this event:

Prizes will be published here soon.


Jim McDonnell Lake Swims @ Lake Audubon
May 27 – May 28 all-day

The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are a 2-day event in Reston VA, May 27-28 2017. Saturday May 27th offers a 1 mile Practice Swim on the race course. Sunday May 28th has 2 races, 1 mile race and 2 mile race. Water temperatures are usually in the 70's F, and both CAT I and CAT II swimwear can be accommodated. The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are now in its 30th year.


Es Trenc Beach Race, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain @ Playa Es Marqués
May 27 @ 10:00 am
Date:  Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 - 10:00




Distance: 7km

Date: Tuesday 27th, May 2014

Start time:  10,00am

Place: Playa Es Marqués.

Description:  This is the longest race in the Colonia Classics and runs alongside one of Europe’s most well-known beaches, Es Trenc, famous for its incredible stretch of beautiful sand and the amazing turquoise water. The race is a “there and back” loop that leaves from the Colonia end of Es Trenc and returns from the small hamlet of Ses Covetes.

Competition: Race 2 from the “Colonia Classics”.  Open, Masters (over 40), Junior (under 18) male and female. For more information and exact rules on the competition click here.

Wetsuit: Optional (wetsuit wearers will not be eligible for Colonia Classic points or prizes).

Entry fee: 45 euros – 30€ entries before 1st of January.

Prizes for this event:

See prizes for Colonia Classics events.

Prizes will be published here soon.

Jim McDonnell Lake Swim (JMLS) @ Lake Audubon
May 28 all-day

Jim McDonnell Lake Swim on Lake Audubon


The Jim McDonnell Lake Swims (JMLS) and Open Water Clinic is a two-day event held each year over Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Lake Audubon in Reston, VA.

This year the 1-Mile and 2-Mile races will be on Sunday, May 28, 2017.


Course Map

To view the course map for the swim, click on the following link: Lake Audubon Course Map (jpg Format)


The Reston Masters’ Jim McDonnell Lake Swims are Sanctioned by Potomac Valley LMSC for USMS, Sanction (USMS Sanction #107-W001). The following link enables you to familiarize yourself with the USMS rules for the swim (in PDF format): USMS Open Water and Long Distance Swimming Rules


Nav-e-Sink or Swim
May 28 all-day

Staged at Victory Park, Rumson Nj

Athlete Instructions/Start Times:

Kids Swim 300 yards at 8:00 (12 yrs and younger)

1.2 Mile (1 loop) 1st heat 8:15 am    First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes
2.4 Mile (2 loop) 1st heat 8:25 am     First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes

We will be swimming in a clockwise rotation. Tide wile be going out starting at 8:30, so while out in the river, return strip will be with the tide. Bring tinted goggles if possible, the sun could be in your face on return trip.

Starting on the beach, swimming toward the end of the =dock, keeping buoys on your right at all times. Yellow buoys on the way out, Orange on the way back

You will swim around the docks, and stay to the left of the buoys, hugging the shore line until you reach the point at the end of the cove. At that point you will swim directly east, parallel to the channel, the tide will be with you at this point. Once you approach the last turn buoy, turn a 90 degree turn towards Victory Park.

We will have two completely separate finishes. Please study the finish area for your distance prior to the start

1.2 swimmers finishing on one side, the 2.4 will finish first loop, go through the chute and back out for second loop. 2.4 finish will be  a separate map towards the east side of the beach. Look for finish Archway for 2.4

 At check in, we will be marking your hand and your cap with your chip number. Chips  can go OVER your wetsuit (for easier removal)  on your ankle only, not on your wrist!