Jul
23
7:30 am07:30

2017 LADY LIBERTY SHARKFEST SWIM

  • Liberty State Park Jersey City, NJ United States

Sharks in Jersey City? You can bet there will be in June when several hundred swimmers (aka, sharks) descend there. 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 swim is limited to 500 participants, so don’t wait too long to register for a not-to-be-missed event! What a wonderful opportunity to enter New York Harbor through “America’s Golden Door” as Jersey City is historically known.


PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Sep
1
8:00 am08:00

LA JOLLA ROUGH WATER SWIM

  • La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Rough Water Swim, America's Premier Rough Water Swim, a summertime tradition in San Diego since 1916.

  • Junior (250 yard)
    The Junior course consists of three legs with two (left) turns marked by flagged buoys. Swimmers start on the beach, swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys and finish on the beach.

  • Masters and Amateur (one mile)
    This triangular course has two (left) turns clearly marked by twenty foot (red and yellow) balloon columns. Swimmers start on the beach, swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys and finish on the beach. See The Finish below for additional information. Note: The one mile course officially closes forty-five minutes after the start of the last start wave.
  • Gatorman (three miles)
    The tri-leg course consists of two long legs (1.49 mi) and one short leg (0.02 mi). Swimmers start on the beach and swim towards the (west) end of Scripps pier. You will sight the two turn buoys about one-hundred feet short of the pier. Swim counter-clockwise around the two buoys then straight back to the Cove. See Paddlers and The Finish below for additional information. Note: The Gatorman course officially closes one hour and forty-five minutes (1:45) after start of race.
Oct
8
9:00 am09:00

2017 SAN DIEGO SHARKFEST SWIM

  • Embarcadero Marina Park South

Sharks in San Diego Harbor? Not really, but you may see seals and dolphins as you enter their world. This not-to-be-missed swim is just one of many in the growing Enviro-Sports' Sharkfest™ Series. San Diego offers both comfortable water and air temperatures this time of year making it a perfect swim venue. The 1 mile swim will start at the 5th Avenue Landing behind the San Diego Convention Center and finish at the Tidelands Park beach at the foot of the Coronado Bridge on the Coronado side. The swim has been timed according to the local tidal conditions and will take place during "slack" tide. The event is limited to 500 participants so don't wait too long to register! 

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Oct
14
9:30 am09:30

SWIM THE SUCK

  • Suck Creek Boat Launch

The 7th Annual Swim the Suck 10-mile open water swim through the Tennessee River Gorge hosted by the Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (C.O.W.S) and Outdoor Chattanooga will start at the Suck Creek Boat Launch and finish at the Living Water Property.

Nov
5
6:00 am06:00

ST. CROIX CORAL REEF SWIM

  • ST CROIX

The St. Croix Coral Reef Swim attracts fitness swimmers competing for fun, as well as world-class open water athletes. Swimmers as young as 11 years old and as senior as 75 years old are among the race contestants.  

The event includes a one mile, two-mile and a five-mile race through turquoise water and colorful coral reefs, both ending at The Buccaneer's palm-lined beach where a steel band and refreshments await. The one-mile and the two-mile race follow the shoreline of St. Croix's east end, and the five-mile race begins at Buck Island, a living coral reef designated an underwater park by the U.S. National Park Service. With three distances to choose from, the Coral Reef Swims offer an experience for all level of swimmers.


Jun
10
6:45 am06:45

FKCC SWIM AROUND KEY WEST

  • Higgs Beach Key West, FL, 33040 United States

The FKCC Swim Around Key West is a 12.5 mile journey around the prestine waters of Key West.  The race will begin at Higgs Beach: Located at 1000 Atlantic Blvd. by White Street Pier.  The FKCC Swim Around Key West is unique because it is the only event in which participants can swim around an island city, enjoy clean warm waters, and emerge to celebrate at great restaurants and bars.  Lifeguards are stationed throughout the course as well as safety boats every mile to ensure swimmer safety.  Every swimmer must have their own support craft in the form of a kayak or small craft boat.  Most relay teams use a boat and the solo swimmers usually use a kayak escort.  The FKCC Swim Around Key West benefits the local pool in providing scholorships to teach others swimming and water safety and aids in purchasing needed equipment for the swim clubs that train at FKCC pool.

Jun
4
8:45 am08:45

2017 ALCATRAZ SHARKFEST SWIM

  • Alcatraz Island San Francisco, CA United States

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. Who knows where they are now? Who cares?!! Now it's YOUR turn! The event is limited to 800 participants and sells out months in advance every year so don't wait too long to register! 

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

 

 

Nov
6
6:00 am06:00

ST. CROIX CORAL REEF SWIM

The St. Croix Coral Reef Swim attracts fitness swimmers competing for fun, as well as world-class open water athletes. Swimmers as young as 11 years old and as senior as 75 years old are among the race contestants.  The 2016 race is on November 6, 2016.

The event includes a one mile, two-mile and a five-mile race through turquoise water and colorful coral reefs, both ending at The Buccaneer's palm-lined beach where a steel band and refreshments await. The one-mile and the two-mile race follow the shoreline of St. Croix's east end, and the five-mile race begins at Buck Island, a living coral reef designated an underwater park by the U.S. National Park Service. With three distances to choose from, the Coral Reef Swims offer an experience for all level of swimmers.

 

Oct
9
9:00 am09:00

ROUND THE SOUND

One of the world’s most beautiful and well run Open Water Swim Events in Harrington Sound Bermuda. Multiple distances offered so everyone can swim. Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda.

Sep
17
7:30 am07:30

Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

  • The Moorings

When World Renowned Artist, Lighthouse Larry decided to swim, in his native town of Islamorada, to Alligator Lighthouse and back, alone and self-supported, his friends thought he was crazy. When he then said out loud “every open water swimmer should experience this,” Larry became the anchor to the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse. The Fighting Manatee Swim Club, the Masters swim club of Islamorada, accepted the challenge to present a world class open water swim event in the Florida Keys.  While tempted, at times, to throw the anchor overboard, the Fighting Manatees presented the Inaugural Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in 2013. It’s here to stay!

All proceeds from the swim benefit the Friends of the Pool in Islamorada. Net Proceeds provide scholarships for high school students. The Swim brings awareness to treasured Historic Lighthouses on Florida’s Coastal Waterways. Friends of the Pool is an all volunteer 501c3 organization.

Sep
3
7:30 am07:30

LIBERTY TO FREEDOM SWIM

  • Hudson River near Statue of Liberty

The Liberty to Freedom Swim is a challenging open water event, involving a Hudson River channel crossing in typically choppy conditions.  All participants must provide proof of recent, comparable open water swim experience, and must swim at a pace of 30 minutes per mile or faster.

Aug
13
8:00 am08:00

ROSE PITONOF SWIM

  • East 26th Street New York, NY United States

All applicants must complete and submit proof of a 3-hours or longer Qualifying Swim by July 15 2016 in order to be eligible to participate.

Jul
16
7:30 am07:30

2016 LADY LIBERTY SHARKFEST SWIM (3rd Annual)

  • Liberty State Park - Liberty Island United States

Sharks in Jersey City? You can bet there will be in June when several hundred swimmers (aka, sharks) descend there. 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 swim is limited to 500 participants, so don’t wait too long to register for a not-to-be-missed event! What a wonderful opportunity to enter New York Harbor through “America’s Golden Door” as Jersey City is historically known.


PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Jun
18
6:45 am06:45

FKCC SWIM AROUND KEY WEST

The Florida keys Community College Swim Around Key West is a 12.5 mile journey around the pristine island of Key West.  

The race will begin at Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd. Key West) and head towards the southernmost point to the Key West Harbor.  The FKCC Swim Around Key West will continue through the harbor and exit under Fleming Key Bridge, through the City of Key West mooring field. around Sigsbee, and swim to Cow Key Bridge.  Past Cow Key Bridge they will make their way around towards the Airport, pass Smathers Beach and the White Street Pier to the finish line at Higgs Beach.  The FKCC Swim Around Key West is swum in two different oceans: The gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.  

You can see lots of aquatic life and maybe a mermaid or two.  
This is a warm water swim with temperatures from 78 degrees to 84 degrees. 
All safety crew boats will be flying Pirate Flags and Lifeguards are positioned throughout the course. You can compete in either a solo category or team categories of 2 people up to 6 person relays. Every swimmer/team must have their own escort craft in the form of kayaks or motor boats.

Jun
4
6:30 am06:30

POTOMAC RIVER 7.5 MILE SWIM

Swimmers will swim 7.5 miles across the Potomac River to raise consciousness and money for river restoration projects. The annual Potomac River Swim for the Environment is growing in popularity as a distance swim event.

The June 4 event, which takes swimmers from Hull Neck, Virginia, across the river to Point Lookout State Park in Maryland, provides a challenging distance swim for the participants while raising environmental awareness about the river as well as funds for Potomac environmental groups. Last year, swimmers collected pledges of more than $15,000 to help Potomac River groups, including the Potomac River Association, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (with smaller amounts to the Potomac Conservancy, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Ridge Rescue, St. Mary's River Watershed Assoc. and Friends of the Shenandoah River). A picnic hosted by the Sierra Club Southern Maryland Group provides an informal forum for discussing local natural resources issues.

Each swimmer is accompanied on the crossing by a volunteer kayaker from the Chesapeake Paddlers Association or the Association of North American Kayakers. Members of the Chesapeake Bay Boston Whalers Club volunteer their boats and time as lead, escort, and tail boats for the race, along with public safety vessels and staff provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Ridge Volunteer Fire Co., and the Ridge Rescue Squad. The swimmers will leave the Virginia shore, and with favorable conditions, could begin arriving at the bathing beach at Point Lookout State Park in about 3 hours or less.