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.)

 

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Mott’s Channel Sprint @ Blockade Runner Resort
Oct 5 all-day

Mott’s Channel Sprint starts at the Blockade Runner Resort, located on Wrightsville Beach, and finishes across the intracoastal at the Dockside Restaurant on Airlie Road.  The course is approximately 1.3 miles long and is a point to point swim.  The race will start at a high tide (based off of the Masonboro  Inlet tide chart) to try and ensure a slight incoming to slack tide throughout the 1.3 mile swim.  At the start swimmers will cross Banks Channel and enter Mott’s Channel (that stretch is about .25 mile) where they will swim past/around South Harbor Island, past Seapath Towers (about .55 mile), past Atlantic Marine, past Marine Max, cross over the ICW, and finally finishing at the Dockside Restaurant (about  .55 miles).   This is a great swim that starts with a straight path across Bank’s Channel into Mott’s Channel where you’ll want to stay about 15-20ft off the docks and pilings; take a slight right along South Harbor Island; cut across the channel to the marsh where again you’ll want to stay about 10-15ft off the docks and pilings; follow the marsh through the channel until you see Dockside in your view and then cut straight to the finish.

Swim The Island @ Bergeggi - ITALY
Oct 5 all-day

SWIMTHEISLAND is the ultimate open water swimming event taking place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, in the north-west coast of Italy.

The race course takes place in an absolute spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the most extraordinary seabed of the Mediterranean sea.

Swim The Loop @ Dockside Restaurant
Oct 5 all-day

Swim The Loop starts and finishes at the Dockside Restaurant, which is located on Airlie Road
(Wilmington side of the Intracoastal Waterway). The race will start at a high tide to ensure an even tide
pattern throughout the 3.5 mile swim. Don’t be fooled though; there will be times of slight incoming
tide, slight falling tide and a mostly slack tide. Swimmers will paddle their way around the island
clockwise going under the drawbridge and turning right into Lee’s Cut. There are some shallower waters
through this cut, so keep about 10-15 ft. off the marsh/docks and you won’t hit bottom. Lee’s Cut can
be a tougher section to complete, so be conservative and confident through the first mile of the swim.
Once through Lee’s Cut the swimmer will turn right into Banks Channel and go under the W. Salisbury St.
Bridge completing about 1.5 miles of the course. Once you reach the second bridge you’ve completed
2 miles and will soon turn right into Motts Channel. Make sure you site through Mott’s Channel and
stay about 10-15 ft. off the marsh because as the tide begins to change and fall this part could be a
challenging portion of the swim depending on the time you begin this portion of the swim. Mile 3 is just
past the Seapath Towers/Marina and will leave you with half a mile from the finish.

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Peluso Open Water’s “To the Bridge & Back” 5.0/2.4-Mile Race @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Oct 6 all-day

Do you have what it takes to swim to the World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge and Back?

That’s 5 miles.

WHAT: 5-Mile & 2.4-Mile Open Water Swims
WHEN: October 6, 2013
WHERE:
American Legion Post 354
4800 Welby Turn
Midlothian, VA 232113
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
SWIMTHEISLAND @ Bergeggi (SV) - ITALY
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am

SWIMTHEISLAND is the ultimate open water swimming event taking place in the fascinating Marine Protected Area of Bergeggi, in the north-west coast of Italy.

The event takes place in an absolutely spectacular natural setting, offering swimmers the vision of one of the mostextraordinary seabeds of the Mediterranean sea.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Tropical Splash
Oct 14 all-day
Tropical Splash @ Sarasota | Florida | United States

Our annual open water swim, sponsored by our friends at the Daiquiri Deck. There are three distances to choose from: 1K, 2.5K, or 5K. This event now comes in regularly at about 400 swimmers and is hailed as a premier open water swim in the southeast. Read one competitor’s review. You can also view the course map. On race day, the perimeter is surrounded by approximately 20 kayakers and lifeguards with jetskis patrol the inside.

 


Oct
19
Thu
2017
The Five – 5km Ocean Swim, Hong Kong @ Stanley Murray House to Repulse Bay
Oct 19 all-day

The Five is the newest in our series of amazing Hong Kong open water swims.  This one is also the first to have prize money offered.  This 5km race is part of the new Southern Beach Games, which will also include a 2-day Beach Water Polo tournament, canoe polo, beach handball, and beach dodge ball.   Come swim in warm waters and see some incredible scenery, all on the back side of Hong Kong.  The "clean side."

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Golden Gate Bridge @ Chucky's Pride Sport Fishing
Oct 21 all-day

This 3K (approx. 1.15 mi) race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay.

This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.


Nov
1
Wed
2017
Barbados Open Water Festival @ Carlisle Bay
Nov 1 – Nov 5 all-day
Barbados Open Water Festival @ Carlisle Bay | Barbados

The Barbados Open Water Festival was born out of casual conversation between a group of open water swim regulars in Barbados. Zary and Kristina Evelyn took up the challenge and have hosted the event annually since 2013 in the magnificent Carlisle Bay, Barbados. The event attracts over 400 swimmers from across the globe. From recreational to elite, young to the more mature they come to swim and enjoy a wonderful vacation in Barbados. Three days of practice swims followed by two days of races (1.5K, 2.5K, 5K, 10K & 10K relay). Beauty of the island side the event there is a wonderful camaraderie between swimmers many of whom return
every year.