United States Swimming Events

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Alcatraz ClassicSan Francisco, California, US

This Alcatraz crossing is great for swimmers that have crossed many times from Alcatraz to San Francisco, or for the experienced open water swimmer wanting to race Alcatraz in style for the first time! The St. Francis route, despite being 1.8-2.1mi, is faster than Aquatic Park due to sweeping currents in your favor, giving all swimmers a speedy boost.

This swim is a favorite among the fastest Alcatraz veterans, as well as the first timer who wants to test their swimming endurance in a competitive setting. Medals will be given to all participants with trophies for top racers. Be in it to win it!

$234 - $350
Alcatraz Classic
The Golden Gate Frogman SwimMill Valley, California, US

The Golden Gate Frogman Swim (sister swim to the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim) is a two mile open water swim and fundraiser that benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF), a 501(c)(3) with a coveted four star rating by Charity Navigator. The Navy SEAL Foundation supports wounded and fallen Navy SEALs, NSW Support Personnel and their families.

2 miles
The Golden Gate Frogman Swim
Swim Around The RockSan Francisco, California, US

Join us for this round trip Alcatraz swim! This swim is a great challenge for fast swimmers that requires a strategic race plan to swim the 3.6 mile course with tides and fast currents around Alcatraz. This is also an excellent event to help prepare for longer open water endurance competitions. Some of the best open water swimmers at the national level compete in Swim Around The Rock.

This swim starts off the beach of St. Francis, and you'll swim along a fast and exciting current. But as you make your way clockwise around Alcatraz, that's where the real challenge begins - you'll have to navigate not only around the prison, but through the currents as you make your way to Aquatic Park. A challenge you won't forget for sure!

This event is for experienced open water swimmers only. This swim will not only require swimming strength and open water experience, but expert ability in navigating a winning course with complex currents. This is easily our most difficult bay race, even more so than Bridge to Bridge 10K. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

$405 - $440
3.6 miles
Swim Around The Rock
Golden Gate BridgeSan Francisco, California, US

This 3K (approx. 1.15 mi) race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, and over the bay's deepest point at over 340 feet!

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. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

$239 - $275
1.15 miles
Golden Gate Bridge
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Cooperstown TriathlonCooperstown, New York, US

The Cooperstown Triathlon, in it's 9th year. Sprint Triathlon & Aqua Bike for Individuals and Sprint Triathlon for Relay Teams of 2 or 3 people.

New for 2019: Kids Triathlon.

$25 - $130
Sprint • Sprint AquaBike - Individual • Other
Cooperstown Triathlon
Tahoe City SwimTahoe City, California, US

Lake Tahoe is one of the worlds most famous sporting playgrounds. The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the Big Blue Lake Tahoe one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth. The Tahoe City Swim is staged in historic Tahoe City and features the beautiful, clear and clean water of Lake Tahoe and. There is a 1/2 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile course set up just off of Commons Beach where spectators can see the action first hand.

2.4 Miles • 1.2 Miles • 1/2 Miles
Tahoe City Swim
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XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail RunLaguna Beach, California, US

Ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding off-road adventure? Its time to enter the world of XTERRA Triathlon. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, September 9, 2018!

XTERRA is a series of off-road triathlon races, i.e. three-sport races which include swimming, mountain biking, and trail running. Or more simply put, its an epic off-road experience that will rock your world! The trail runs take place in conjunction with the XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon and is now a part of the official XTERRA SoCal Trail Run series.

$35 - $220
Other • 1.5km Ocean Swim • Aquathlon
XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run

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What you need to know about swimming

Swimming races and open water swimming events generally tend to be between 1—10km in length, however, more challenging swims can be up to 80km long. Swims over 10km are classed as Marathon Swims, These events take place in lakes or in the sea, often with a great atmosphere and a festival vibe. If you’re just starting out, get some practice in a pool first, temperature and choppiness are factors to consider before diving in.

From a quick dip in Dorney lake to mastering the Windermere One Way, we’ve collected some of the best open water swimming races below. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to throw in some other disciplines, you can check out our pages on Swimrun & Triathlon too.

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