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
Geoffrey Keller Memorial Open Water Swim June 10, 2017 Lincoln Trail State Park, Marshall, Illinois 62441 1.2 & 2.4 miles Information Registration
4th Annual Indy Open Water Challenge June 17, 2017 Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN 1 & 2 miles Information Registration
Chattanooga Swim Fest Jun 1 – 2, 2018 Chattanooga, TN 1 mile, 2.4 Mile, 9.2 Mile Information Registration
Central Illinois
Open Water Swim
June 23 2018 Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park
Hudson), IL
1.2 & 2.4 miles Information Registration
28th Annual Lake Erie Open Water July 15, 2017 Lake Erie,
Edgewater Beach
Cleveland, OH
1/2 mile, 1 & 2 mile Information Registration
Madison Open Water Swim Aug 18, 2018 Lake Monona,
Madison, WI
1.2 or 2.4 miles Information Registration
Big Shoulders
Open Water Swim
September 8, 2018 Ohio Street Beach, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 3-6 mile 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
Grand Rapids Tri – Open Water Swim June 9, 2019 Ada, MI Sprint (600m), Olympic (1500m) and Half (1.2 miles) distances Information Registration
Warsaw Aqua Mile June 10, 2017 Warsaw, IN 1 mile Information Registration
Huron Valley Penguins Plunge Open Water Meet June 21, 2018 Island Lake State Rec. Area, Kent Lake, Brighton, MI 1K, 3K or 5K Information Registration
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 14, 2018 Willard Beach, Goguac Lake, Battle Creek, Michigan 1.15 mile, 200 Yard, 750 Meter Battle Creek YMCA
Poseidon Swim Challenge July 8, 2018 White River State Park Canal, Indianapolis, IN 2K Information Registration
Jon Logan Open Water Swim July 29, 2018 Wixom, Michigan (Island Lake of Novi Community) 1.5 Mile Information Registration
Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl August 5, 2018 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 11, 2018 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 26, 2018 Old Mission Harbor,
Traverse City, Michigan
1 & 2 mile course Information Registration
Midwest Open Water Swim Calendar Information