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.
The 4th annual ‘SwamThat’ Open Water race was held on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at West Okoboji Lake, Iowa. Click here for results.
- 2017 Cornhusker State Games Open Water
Swim, held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Branched Oak Lake in Raymond, Nebraska. To see who the medal winners are, click here.
- Open Water Sanction Guidelines: CLICK HERE
- Open Water Manual: CLICK HERE
- Long Distance Rules: CLICK HERE
- Long Distance Policies: CLICK HERE
USMS Long Distance/ePostal info, articles and records
- Long Distance Information: CLICK HERE
- Long Distance Articles: CLICK HERE
- ePostal Series Challenge: CLICK HERE
- Long Distance Records: CLICK HERE
- USA Swimming – Open Water Swimming: CLICK HERE
- U.S. Open Water Swimming: CLICK HERE
- “Race Omaha” Web site: CLICK HERE
- “Swam That” Web site: CLICK HERE
For more info about Open Water events, contact the Nebraska Open Water Chair.