Swims Up to 5K

Swims Up to 5K are posted here for those who want to find swims of a specific distance.

Czech OWS Championship 20km + Relays @ Lipno nad Vltavou
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

11:30 – 12:30 registration
13:10 1km
14:00 4x2km relays

8:00 – 9:00 registration for 20km + 10km
9:30 20km + 10km
12:30 – 13:30 registration for 3km
14:15 3km

Zoom Triathlon Festival at Hueston Woods @ Hueston Woods State Park Lake
Aug 27 all-day

There are 15 races for all ages and abilities, including Beginner, Sprint, Olympic and ⅓ Iron Distance traithlons, duathlons, aquabikes, and aquathlons, plus a 3k and 5k open swim race. With registration you get a finisher medal, performance tee, photo booth and professional in-race pictures, post race pizza party, aromatherapy “happy finish” towels, music and much more!


Loch Ard Swim Festival @ Loch Ard
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. It is situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park  near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire.  The loch is approximately 4  kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Its shelteres location means it is ideal for Open Water Swimming.​

This event will include a 2k and 5k swim.​


This event will be swum from Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard.


​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard., FK8 3TL.



Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival @ Sun Moon Lake
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am

Sun Moon Lake International Swimming Carnival (Sun-Moon Lake Ten-Thousand Swimming Carnival) is the world's largest mass participation open water swim. The 3.3 km cross-lake point-to-point swim, organized under the leadership of Professor Morrie Chiang, is held in central Taiwan in Sun Moon Lake and is ranked among the Top 50 Open Water Swims In Asia and the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. After growing large, the non-competitive, non-timed event is now capped at 25,000 participants who all must use a swim buoy.

The Queenford Lake Events @ Oxford Wakeboard & Watersports Centre
Sep 14 @ 11:30 pm – Sep 15 @ 7:30 am

This event will provide a fun, fast, furious and exciting end to our open water season, with lots and swimming, cheering and shouting.

Set just outside Wallingford, Queenford Watersports Centre is the perfect setting for this event, which features The QUEENFORD HALF, a 5k individual Lake Swim, and The QUEENFORD RELAYS, a 4 x 1k Relay & Team Pursuit event.

It's also the perfect event to bring along your family and friends, do your swim, have a picnic and enjoy the stunning lake surroundings. There’s even a playground for the children; and the parking is free!

Entries for this event are now live.

Columbus Triathlon @ Alum Creek State Park
Sep 17 all-day

“If you believe, you can achieve!” People say our races are positive, friendly, and fun! The race features a 3K or 5K open water swim option. With registration you get a finisher medal, performance tee, photo booth and professional in-race pictures, post race pizza party, aromatherapy “happy finish” towels, music and much more! We also host the Ohio Team Club Cup, a one of a kind Triathlon Club Challenge.


VIII MARNATON eDreams Cadaqués, Spain @ Cadaqués, Girona, Spain
Sep 19 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

VIII Marnaton eDreams CADAQUES
Date: 19.09.2015
2 Distances :6,5km and 2km
included Kids Race (from 3 to 14 years old)
Registration opening: 13.02.2015
More information available at www.marnaton.com

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.