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.)


8 Bridges Hudson River Swim
Jun 15 – Jun 22 all-day

Race directors David Barra and Rondi Davies, in collaboration New York Open Water, will present the seventh annual seven-day, seven-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim from June 15 to June 22, 2017.

From the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows, intrepid swimmers will cover more than half of the Hudson River’s great stream, from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Hudson down to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — the entrance to the New York Harbor.   For one week, each day’s marathon swim will begin just north of one bridge and end on the south side of the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles.

Schwimm festival Neusiedler See @ Mörbisch am See, Austria
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

The 5th “Schwimm Festival Neusiedler See”, or the “Lake Neusiedler Swim Festival”, is the largest open water race in Austria, with over 600 swimmers.

The race is located in the wine region of Austria, surrounded by vineyards that make some of the finest wines in Austria. Specifically the race is held in a beautiful national park, in the biggest steppe lake in central Europe.Given all of the distances offered this event is very accommodating for all skill and experience levels (500m, 1k, 1.9k, 3.5k crossing, 5k).The events are held over a 3 day period so that swimmers can take part in more than one event, but also enjoy all that the immediate area has to offer, which if plentiful.
The new 3,5 km race, “Illmitz-Morbisch Lake Crossing” is on the second day of the Swim Festival . On Saturday morning at 9.30 it revives an old classic across-the-lake-race! It will start with a scenic transport by boat to Illmitz. The crossing Illmitz – Mörbisch represents a demanding 3,5 k distance. It is a challenge for everybody because of steady wind but the scenerie targeting the big amphitheater is incredible.

On Saturday evening there will be a big side event with a famous midyear party in the wineries of Mörbisch having a great view across the lake.

On Sunday morning the 5 km Event: Around the Island takes place. It represents a scenic route around an Island close to the Hungarian boarder. It starts and ends in the arena of Mörbisch with the big amphitheater as a famous backdrop. Your friends and family can accompany the first swimmers with a boat trip, offering a sponsored breakfast while watching your heros.

Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim
Jun 23 all-day

The Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim is a 2 day event which includes The Dinner Party and an open water swim at Jensen Beach, FL. This event is a tribute to celebrate Aaron's life and honor other warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our Republic.


20 Bridges Manhattan Swim
Jun 24 all-day

For 2017 we are proposing to run three to four 20 Bridges Swims with up to 12 swimmers per event. We have selected four date blocks of between two and six days when these swims will take place. On one of these date blocks we hope to hold a 20 Bridges weekend “festival” with two 20 Bridges swims on consecutive days in order to draw a swimmers from all over the world and celebrate our great sport of marathon swimming; one of the best traditions of MIMS was the large congregation of like-minded people and it’s something we’d like to continue.


24th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim @ The Edge Seafood & Lounge
Jun 24 all-day
24th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim @ The Edge Seafood & Lounge | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

Course: Begin at the beach next to the Edge Seafood and Lounge, New Bedford, end at Fort Phoenix, Fairhaven.

Description: Swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through New Bedford Harbor and channel to raise money for clean water in Buzzards Bay. At the finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, breakfast, free massages, and beer!


Atlantic City Bridge-to-Bridge (tentative date)
Jun 24 all-day
Atlantic City Bridge-to-Bridge (tentative date) @ Atlantic City | New Jersey | United States

2017 PVA Neptune Challenge

Hosted by Pleasantville Aquatics

A/BB/C and Mini

Buzzard’s Bay Swim @ New Bedford, MA
Jun 24 all-day

Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel, passing by the iconic Butler Flats Lighthouse and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, one of the largest stone structures on the East Coast. At the thrilling finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, free massages, and local beer!

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a fundraiser for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit that works to protect clean water in our region. $25 registration fee and $150 fundraising minimum (pay-or-raise) includes parking, shuttle service, bag check, swim cap, chip timing, snacks, breakfast, beverages, event t-shirt, water bottle, swag bag, live music, free massage, awards, prizes, and a hefty bronze finisher's medal custom made by local artisans. Qualifications apply. Special rates available for youth teams.

Central IL Open Water Swim (CIOWS) @ Evergreen Lake (In Comlara Park)
Jun 24 all-day

The 7th annual Central Illinois Open Water Swim will be in Evergreen Lake located in Comlara Park on June 24, 2017. The park is very close to Hudson, IL, 150 miles south of Chicago and 150 miles north of St. Louis. Competition is held at 1.2 miles and 2.4 miles with awards for the top three males and females at each distance. Wetsuits are allowed only if water temperature is below 78.0 degrees F. CIOWS is hosted by the Central Illinois Masters Swim team located in Bloomington, IL.

Foster Lake Cable Swims, featuring the USMS Two-Mile Cable Swim National Championships @ Foster Lake
Jun 24 all-day

1 & 2-mile cable swims on USMS-certified course (the ONLY cable swim course west of the Mississippi River) in a still reservoir & beautiful park. Site of three previous USMS cable swim national championships. Category I swimwear and full USMS membership are required to be eligible for the 2-mile Cable Swim National Championships. Category I & II swimwear divisions for one-swim. Preregistration required--NO day-of-race entry. USMS One-Event registration available.

Swim Around Key West
Jun 24 all-day