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.

Upcoming Events


csg-styled-logo-12019 Cornhusker State Games Open Water Swim will be held on July 27, 2019, at Branched Oak Lake in Raymond, Neb. For more information, CLICK HERE.




swamthat-footer-logoThe 5th annual ‘SwamThat’ Open Water race was held on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at West Okoboji Lake, Iowa. For results click here.IMG_2835

2018 Cornhusker State Games Open Water Swim, held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Branched Oak Lake in Raymond, Nebraska. To see who the medal winners are, click here.


USMS Guidelines/Rules/Policies

USMS Long Distance/ePostal information and records


For more info about Open Water events, contact the Nebraska Open Water Chair.

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