Open Water


Open Water – Sanctioned Swims

The following open-water swims are USMS sanctioned events that take place within the Midwest….for a listing of all USMS sanctioned open-water swims NATIONWIDE…look at the USMS long distance calendar

Event Date Location Distance Event Information Registration
Midwest Open Water Swim Calendar Information
Chattanooga Swim Fest Jun 1, 2019 Chattanooga, TN 2.4 mile, and 4.5 mile Information Registration
Indy Open Water Challenge June 15, 2019 Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN 1 & 2 miles Information Registration
Central Illinois
Open Water Swim
June 22 2019 Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park
Hudson), IL
1.2 & 2.4 miles Information Registration
Brogan Open Water Classic July 13, 2019 Lake Erie,
Edgewater Beach
Cleveland, OH
1/2 mile, 1 & 2 mile Information Registration
Madison Open Water Swim Aug 17, 2019 Lake Monona,
Madison, WI
1.2 or 2.4 miles Information Registration
Big Shoulders
Open Water Swim
September 7, 2019 Ohio Street Beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 3-6 mile Information
Chris Sheehan

Open Water – Non-Sanctioned Open Water Swimming Events

These events are not sanctioned by USMS, so they are not run or insured by Michigan Masters LMSC or any LMSC, but they are located in the midwest and should be driving distance for those located in Michigan

Event Date Location Distance Event Information Registration
Midwest Open Water Swim Calendar Information
Grand Rapids Tri – Open Water Swim June 9, 2019 Ada, MI Sprint (600m), Olympic (1500m) and Half (1.2 miles) distances Information Registration
Huron Valley Penguins Plunge Open Water Meet Friday, June 21, 2019 Island Lake State Rec. Area, Kent Lake, Brighton, MI 1K, 3K or 5K Information Registration
Swim Across America, Motor City Mile July 12, 2019 Belle Isle Beach, Detroit, Michigan 1/2 mile & 1 mile & 5 K Event Website Registration
Battle Creek YMCA Goguac Lake Swim July 13, 2019 Willard Beach, Goguac Lake, Battle Creek, Michigan 1.15 mile, 200 Yard, 750 Meter Battle Creek YMCA
Poseidon Swim Challenge July 7, 2019 White River State Park Canal, Indianapolis, IN 2K Information Registration
Jon Logan Open Water Swim July 28, 2019 Wixom, Michigan (Island Lake of Novi Community) 1.5 Mile Information Registration
Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl August 4, 2019 Harbor Springs, Michigan 1, 2, and 3 Mile Swim and Kids 1/2 Mile Swim Information
Mighty Mac Swim August 11, 2019 St. Ignace, MI 4-Miles Information Registration
Friends of Plaza Pool August 11, 2018 Crystal Point on Presque Isle, MI
on Lake Huron
1, 1/2 mile 1/4 mile and 200 yd fun Information Registration
Swim for Grand Traverse Bay
(to benefit The Watershed Center)
Aug 10, 2019 Grand Traverse Bay
on Lake Michigan
2 miles Information Registration
Swim to the Moon Aug 18, 2019 Patterson Lake,
Pinckney Rec. Area,
Pinckney, Michigan
1.2 mile& 5K, 10 K Information Registration
Break a Wave Aug 18, 2019 Old Mission Harbor,
Traverse City, Michigan
1 & 2 mile course Information Registration