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.)


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.

Swim Around Fort De Soto
Oct 28 all-day
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.