Relay Swims

Prior to 1964, there were only two relay teams that successfully crossed the English Channel: the Rotherham Neptunus Swim Club that went from England to France in 11 hours 20 minutes in 1950 and the Folkestone Swim Club that went from France to England in 14 hours 57 minutes in 1954. Then, beginning in 1964, a slew of relay teams started to join the English Channel swimming fraternity.

Swim Across America-Charlotte @ Lake Norman YMCA
Sep 23 all-day

A 1/2 mile, 1.5 mile and 3 mile swim, and a 2 mile relay swim at Lake Norman to benefit cancer research.


Contrarellotge Nedant per equips, Platja Ribes Roges (Vilanova Geltrú), Spain
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm
The Clean Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, 5-team Relay, or Solo, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach
Oct 11 all-day

Join us for the 7th annual Clean Half swim, around some amazing cliffs, islands and scenery in Hong Kong.  Warm water, great people, and an incredible city.  This is a 5-person relay race, or, solo event.  Organizer will arrange support boats for those who need them.  This is ranked as Asia's top ocean swim.

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.


Swim Lake Hood @ Lake Hood
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Lake Hood Open Water will once again be taking place on the shores of Lake Hood, Ashburton in 2013. Don't miss out on this exciting open water event that caters for all ability levels.Delivering events that cater for first timers, recreational and competitive swimmers, tri-athletes and New Zealands finest.

The Trust Ashburton 200m gives junior swimmers a have-a-go event. Trialthletes and more experienced recreational and competitive swimmers have a range of events to take part in from 800m through to the Jennian Homes 10km.

For those looking forward to the State New Zealand Open Water Championships or Ironman trialthlons the 5 and 10km events provide perfect preparation.

Come on, register now and be part of it

открытый чемпионат России -Open champ. Russia Моржевание – winterswimming, Анапа -Anapa, Russia
Jan 20 – Jan 27 all-day
The Cold Half – Extreme Marathon Swim – 15km, solo or teams of 2, Hong Kong @ Stanley Main Beach to Middle Island
Feb 14 all-day

The 2nd annual Cold Half is an incredible training opportunity for those wanting some good mileage in good conditions (meaning potentially tough), amazing scenery, and a great group of motivated do-ers.  This is for solos and teams of 2 only (30min legs).   This year, we are also creating the new "Cold Standard" race, which includes doing the Cold Half solo, and the next day, running in the Standard Chartered Marathon (full length).  We can help get entries to the always-sold-out Standard Chartered Marathon if you let us know by September 15th, 2013.   This is going to be a big race-double for those who are thriving on adrenaline.

Giants of the Bay 30km Race, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 9 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

GIANTS OF THE BAY 30KM RACE - March 9, 2013

This is a new and exciting swim that raises awareness and funds for Autism. It is the longest swim in Australia and has some tidal assistance for the last 5 - 8 km. All swimmers will require a paddler and boat and there are qualification criteria for solo swimmers.

Giants of the Bay Facts:

Race Date: 9 March, 2013

Distance: 30km (some tide assist)

Location: Portarlington to Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) Melbourne, Australia

Categories: Solo, duo. teams of 4, teams of 6

Race entries open 1 December, 2012 (Cost - $250 per swimmer)


Fresh Water Relay, Colònia Sant Jordi (Mallorca), Spain @ Fresh Water Relay
May 1 @ 10:00 am
Date:  Saturday, 31 May, 2014 - 10:00


Distance: 4x500m

Date: Sat 31st, May 2014

Start time:  17.00h.

Place4x500m starting and finishing at Playa del Marqués.
Swimmers under 15 can swim this event.

Description:  This will be one of the funnest events of the week with teams racing a 500m course over 4 laps. There will be 4 competitions in one, with a family relay winner, a female relay winner, a male relay winner and a mixed relay winner. Your team has to be made up of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4. Any one person can only swim a maximum of 2 legs in the relay.

Wetsuit: Optional

Entry fee:  45 euros per team – 30 euros entries before 1st of January.

Prizes for this event:

Prizes will be published here soon.

Ben Hair Memorial Open Water Meet @ Lake Anna - Christopher's Run Campground
May 17 all-day

The Ben Hair Open Water Race meet features a range of opportunities with race distances from 500m up to 5k, a large block of camping area at the race site (as well as many other lodging options, see below), and an open water clinic for both coaches and swimmers. In an effort to enhance the team aspect of this event we are including team scoring and a new event - the Team Time Trial (also know as the "Team Pursuit"). The result is a meet that can provide the athlete with a range of team-oriented, challenging, and motivating events.