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.)


III “Moon Marnaton eDreams” in Calonge, Costa Brava, Spain @ Calonge, Spain
Jun 1 all-day
Open water swimming race , Spain
Place : Calonge, Costa Brava, North Spain
Distance : 1,2 Km / 4,5 Km
Date : June, 1st, 2013
Time : 17:30 / 19:00 pm
"MARNATON de la Lluna" is quite unique.
For the more adventurous among you: a 4,500m event at sunset, finishing at the magical beach of Cala Cristus (Sant Antoni de Calonge). A crossing where every little detail is taken care of along one of the most beautiful and charming stretches of the Costa Brava.
But that’s not all: there will also be a 1,200m crossing for anyone who wants to make their debut in open waters and for young people over the age of 13. A family weekend you won’t forget, It’s not just a crossing, it’s a 360º experience, a whole day full of activities for all the family in the Calonge Internacional Campsite (http://www.intercalonge.com/): kids’ activities, swim clinics, kayak courses and competitions.
More information about the race in : http://www.marnaton.com and about the town of Calonge is on: www.calonge.cat
2nd Annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim @ 2nd ANNUAL AARON VAUGHN MEMORIAL FROGMAN SWIM
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

This 5K & 1K open water swim (fixed buoy course) will honor one of America's finest. Aaron Vaughn, a member of DEVGRU (SEAL Team VI), was KIA on Aug. 6th, 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan. All 30 American warriors on board lost their lives that day. This crash represented the single largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history.

The Annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim is the primary fundraiser for Operation 300 Camp. www.operation300.com - an extreme adventure camp for children of fallen soldiers.

All registrants will receive free breakfast, juice, coffee, and fruit as well as a free lunch for our awards celebration! The first 200 registrants will be guaranteed an event sports bag full of goodies, including a specially designed, one-of-a-kind T-shirt from "Forged Clothing~ An American Brand" (A San Diego company founded by 2 Navy SEALs)

This will be a family-fun day. Events will be planned throughout the morning to entertain your children, including a 50 yard Tadpole Swim, so be sure to bring them along!

II Marnaton eDreams Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open water swimming race from Canyet to San Feliu de Guixols , Spain
Place : San Feliu de Guixols, Costa Brava North Spain
Distance : 6,0 km
Date : June, 29th, 2013
Time : 10:00 am
Only 1 hour from Barcelona, we hope to see you on the 29th of June for a swim along this route in the waters which run along the spectacular coastline of Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Costa Brava. We hope you can join us to enjoy this breath-taking area of large cliffs, where the rocks mingle with the plant life. We’ll once again be holding the butifarrada (sausage barbecue) to celebrate the finish on the beach.
And as a new feature, as it’s during the school holidays, we’re introducing a KIDS’ event.
More information about the race in : http://www.marnaton.com and about the town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols is on: www.guixols.cat
Stockholm Royal Park Aquathlon @ Stockholm Royal Park, Sweden
Jun 2 all-day

We welcome you to the inaugural Stockholm Royal Park Aquathlon June 30th 2013!

The athletes choose to complete a 5 or 2 kilometer Open Water Swim, followed by a 21, 14 or 7 kilometer run. They also have the option only to do the 5 or 2 kilometer Swim!

It's a timed race and the athletes will receive a separate Swim-time, Transition-time and Run-time. Our two swim courses are designed to fit all levels of Open Water Swimming and give the athletes an opportunity to experience a mass-start.

The race takes place in The Royal National City Park which is within walking distance from downtown Stockholm and includes the bay Djurgårdsbrunnsviken and the canal Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen.Djurgårdsbrunnsviken was the site for the penthalon, rowing, diving, swimming and water-polo events at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.

Exmouth Fairway Buoy Swim 4.75 Miles, Exmouth, Great Britain @ Exmouth, Great Britain
Jun 9 all-day
OWS Race @ Takasu in Fukui @ Takasu Beach
Jun 22 all-day
EDOWSC Seahorse Swim, Knoll Beach, Studland, Great Britain @ Knoll Beach, Studland, Great Britain
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club will hold its annual open water swim across the spectacular Studland Bay near Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust.

The swim will be held under BLDSA rules although both wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors may enter.

Start from Knoll Beach, Studland.
Distance 3.8 kms,

Registration from 8 am to 9 am.
Briefing at 9.15 am.
Start time 10 am.

Swim the Bay 2013! Carlisle Bay, Barbados. @ Carlisle Bay
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day

Two new Open Water Sea Swim events have been added to the global calendar. These events will take place July 6-7 and October 26-27, 2013.  In both cases there will be a 1.5km race and a 5km race, over a Saturday and Sunday.


The location is Carlisle Bay, a conveniently located venue in close proximity to hotels, restaurants, shopping and night-life.  Carlisle Bay is a picturesque, crescent shaped bay with warm, calm, clear waters bordered by a long stretch of white sand.  The Bay is a favourite for local open water swimmers and as well as snorkelers and paddle-boarders.  The Events are designed to attract open water swimmers & tri-athletes from across the globe to swim and enjoy Barbados with family and friends.  Non-swimming partners, friends, spouses and children can all enjoy these events.


Who is SwimBarbadosVacations (SBV)?

SwimBarbadosVacations has been formed by Zary Evelyn, former National Water Polo player and now avid recreational open water swimmer.  His wife, Kristina, is assisting with promoting the event and organising other activities to complement the swims.  Chris & Peter Gibbs, brothers and two veteran open water swimmers (Chris swam the Channel, Peter swam Lake Ontario) are well-known on the local and regional scene having been involved in triathlons, swimming and water polo for more than 25 years.  Andrew Kirby, President of the BASA (Barbados Amateur Swimming Association), also a former competitive swimmer is another member of the planning team.


The ultimate goal is to establish an annual open water swim event and share the enjoyment of open water swimming in Barbados with the world.


Other info:

SBV has partnered with several hotels near the swim venue which can be accessed by checking our website for the partner hotels. Full details on the event, age groups, prizes and other details can be found on our web site.


There is so much to see and do in Barbados.  It is a wonderful destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday.  In addition to the beautiful and diverse beaches on the various coasts there are many leisure, interesting and historical attractions.  A great spot for couples, families or groups.


Contact us by email, through our web site or face book and we will answer your queries promptly.




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.

OWS Race @ Miho in Shizuoka @ Uchihama beach
Jul 20 all-day