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.)
It is run on the Waitemata Harbour, where the America’s Cup racing is held when New Zealand defend the cup. Each year is a different course to suit the tidal flows, this year it is a one way from and to one of Auckland’s beautiful beaches, with the finish line a simple short ferry ride to Downtown Auckland.
Each swimmer is supported by a kayaker for feeding and support. Overseas visitors can contact the organiser to arrange kayak support, some form of reward is helpful. The event is designed as a personal challenge rather than a race, however there is a cup presented to first Female and Male in both Non-Wetsuit and Wetsuit categories.
This 1500 meter swim across the Tred Avon River from Bellevue Park to the beach at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford coincides with slack tide to allow everyone to make the crossing. The swim course follows the route of the historic Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, which started operations in 1683--over 300 years ago! Water temperatures usually range from the high-60s to mid-70's and the swim will be ahead of the dreaded nettles season. This region, steeped in history, is also the site of the novel "Chesapeake" by James A. Michener. Post event festivities include the famous Scottish Highland Creamery ice cream which was born in Oxford. This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Registration fee: Adult: $50 until 1/31/18, $60 until 6/1/18, $70 on race day (6/2/18)
Youth (17 & Under): $30 until 6/1/18, $40 on race day (6/2/18)
Every swimmer dreams of making the ultimate "ESCAPE" from the historical island prison located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. This is the swim the Anglin Brothers and Frank Lee Morris successfully attempted in their escape from Alcatraz on the night of June 12, 1962. Swimmers from all over the world come to make the crossing from just off Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Now it's YOUR turn! This event has been taking place for 26 years, and was the inspiration for the whole Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
The Brazos River Sharkfest Swim consists of three distances, a 1K, 2K and 4K in Lake Brazos through downtown Waco in the heart of Texas. All swims will start and finish at Indian Springs Park. There is minimal current in this section of the Brazos River, as there is a dam at the downriver end of Lake Brazos. Water temperature is generally in the high-70’s and so wetsuits are not be allowed. Lifeguards will be positioned along the course and swimmers are never more than 50 yards from the shoreline.This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Adult 1K: $40 until 5/31/18, $50 until 6/15/18, $60 on race day (6/16/18)
Adult 2K/4K: $50 until 5/31/18, $60 until 6/15/18, $70 on race day (6/16/18)
Youth (17 & Under) All Distances: $25 until 6/1/18, $30 on race day (6/2/18)
What could be more sensational than swimming in the waters off the iconic Statue of Liberty, the most well known lady in the United States? The swim will start just outside the security zone of Liberty Island and will go past the historic Ellis Island and the Colgate clock on the Jersey City shoreline, then into the Morris Canal to finish at Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park with a view of the new Freedom Tower in the background. The ferry fee for swimmers is included in the entry fee. This is a wonderful opportunity to enter New York Harbor through “America’s Golden Door” as Jersey City is historically known. This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Registration fee: Adult: $150 until 2/28/18, $175 until 5/31/18, $185 until 7/13/18, $200 on race day (7/14/18)
Youth (17 & Under): $60 until 7/13/18, $80 on race day (7/14/18)
Swimmers board a ferry in Sausalito which transports them to south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and then they swim back under the bridge past the north tower to finish at East Ft. Baker at Horseshoe Cove in Sausalito. It's yet another iconic swim notch on any open water swimmer's belt. This is a "golden" opportunity to say "I swam the Golden Gate!" This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Registration fee: $150 until 12/31/17, $175 until 1/31/18, $200 until 7/21/18, $220 on race day (7/22/18)
It’s an extraordinary open-water swimming adventure through the picturesque Hiland Chain of Lakes near Hell, Michigan. Participants choose their distance — half mile, 1.2 mile, 5K, or 10K — and have the time of their lives swimming through Southeast Michigan’s most sublime waterways, all the while showing support for a very worthy cause: North Star Reach, a camp for children with life-threatening, serious, and chronic medical conditions.
The 5K swim starts on the shores of Patterson Lake at North Star Reach; from there, swimmers head south and east through the heavily forested Pinckney Recreation Area, passing through five lakes along the way. Scattered cottages are the only signs of civilization. 10K race participants start at Halfmoon Lake Beach, swim to the start of the 5K (where their “special needs” bags will be available), then turn around to head back to the shores of Halfmoon Lake Beach. Both the half-mile and the 1.2-mile swim start at Halfmoon Lake Beach. All events finish at the state beach on the east shore of Halfmoon Lake.
There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the crystalline clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Sand Harbor State Park located on the northeast shore of the lake offers both comfortable water and air temperatures this time of year, making it a perfect swim venue. The 1-mile swim starts at the beach next to the boat ramp, goes out through the unique rock formations and finishes at the south end of the park’s Main Beach. This swim is particularly special, as it takes place at the most stunningly beautiful, boulder-strewn area of Lake Tahoe. This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Registration fee: Adult: $60 until 6/30/18, $70 until 8/18/18, $80 on race day (8/19/18)
Youth (17 & Under): $30 until 8/18/18, $40 on race day (8/19/18)
Imagine swimming across Boston Harbor from Portside at East Pier in east Boston to the swim finish at the John Joseph Moakley US Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier in South Boston. The 1500 meter competitive swim will have downtown Boston as a backdrop as athletes navigate across the channel to a thrilling finish. The Coast Guard will stop all boat traffic in and out of the channel during this event. Water taxis will transport swimmers from the finish line to the start of the swim. This event is part of the Sharkfest Swim Series which hosts open water swim events across the United States and in Mexico.
Spetses mini Marathon is the largest multi-sport event in Greece since 2011, counting more than 10.000 participants. It is held in the picturesque island of Spetses, only 2.5 away hours from Athens and El. Venizelos Airport. Spetses is a unique destination with amazing scenery, that combines the Greek blue sea, the bright sun and the rich green forest!
The swimming races are two:
5K Swimming Competition: Start – Finish at Poseidonion square beach
3K Swimming Competition: Start at Kosta beach – Finish at Poseidonion
During the Spetses mini Marathon weekend, apart from the Swimming and Running races,many other happenings will take place including the SUP Event, Pasta Night and Spetsiot treats free for all participants. Water, energy drinks and medical aid are provided during and after the race. Each of the participants will receive the following: race number, electronic timing chip commemorative participation medal and T-shirt, and a goodie bag full of gifts from our sponsors.