Open Water swimming reached a new level of international exposure by becoming an official event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Open Water swimming presents a unique set of challenges to swimmers. There are no lane lines, walls, or starting blocks to dictate what it takes to win. The elements often play a deciding role in determining the winner of an Open Water event. The unpredictable conditions also make it possible for women and men to compete along side one another. Many people are excited to get involved in Open Water swimming, either for a new twist on training or to take advantage of the expanding competitive opportunities. South Texas Swimming wants to provide opportunities for our swimmers to experience this sport.
Upcoming Open Water Swimming Events
Below is a list of Open Water events around the state. These are not South Texas sponsored events, however, if a group of you is planning on attending, please let me know - I would love to go watch.
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Open Water Zones
Ft. Myers Florida
April 12-14, 2019
South Padre Island Open Water Festival
S. Padre Island, Tx