Our 2015 races:


October 2, 2015 update - Hi swimmers. We are rescheduling the 2015 Triangle Open Water Series Championship swim from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, October 11. The combination of probable flooding, predicted high winds at the lake tomorrow morning, and the need for our EMS crews to be available to respond to emergencies statewide makes this the right decision.

We will still have an 8AM start time next Sunday, although we may need to change the location to New Hope Overlook on Jordan Lake depending on how high the water rises at Vista Point.

If you are unable to attend on Sunday the 11th, we will be happy to do a transfer to another athlete or give you a full credit to an equivalent distance swim at any of our 2016 Triangle Swim Series events.

Please send transfer requests to racedirector -a t t -triangleopenwater- - cee oh em. Registration to new athletes will remain open through Thursday, October 8.

We will send a final race location/info email out on Friday, October 9.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

The 2015 Triangle Open Water Swim series will have 3 open water swims all at Jordan Lake, each consisting of a 1 or 1.2 and 2 or 2.4 mile race. Dates are:
May 10 - Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge (Vista Point)
July 11 - Little Uno and Big Deuce (New Hope Overlook)
Oct 3 - Triangle Open Water Swim Championship (Vista Point)

The series kicked off in 2009 with three 1-mile swims. In 2010 we added a 4th race day in July with both a 1-mile and 2-mile option, and 2012 saw 5 events. In 2013 we are back to 3 swims. You can receive timely updates about the series through our Facebook fan page.

Past results:
May 10 - Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge: Sign up here
2009 Results
2010 Results
2011 Results
2012 Results
2013 Results
2014 1.2 Results
2014 2.4 Results
2015 1.2 Results
2015 2.4 Results

July 11 - The Little Uno and the Big Deuce: Sign up here
Little Uno 2010 Results
Big Deuce 2010 Results
Little Uno 2011 Results
Big Deuce 2011 Results
Little Uno 2012 Results
Big Deuce 2012 Results
Little Uno 2013 Results
Big Deuce 2013 Results
Little Uno 2014 Results
Big Deuce 2014 Results
Little Uno 2015 Results
Big Deuce 2015 Results

October 3 - Triangle Open Water Series Championship Sign up here
2012 Results
2013 results
Championship 1.2 mile 2014
Championship 2.4 mile 2014

Inactive events: The Nuclear Swim at Harris Lake:
2009 Results
2010 Results
2011 Results
2012 Results

Inactive events: 5280 Swim at Beaver Dam / Falls Lake:
2009 Results
2010 Results
2011 Results
2012 Results

You may also want to check out the terrific Swim the Loop 3.5 mile race in Wrightsville Beach!

Sanctioning and insurance:

The Triangle Open Water Mile swim events are privately insured, meaning no USAT or USMS memberships is required. Anyone can swim. 13+ age groups. We can make case-by-case exceptions for strong swimmers younger than 12 to enter the shorter events.

Age limits

You must be 12 or older to compete in the 1 mile swims and 14 or older to compete in the 2 mile swims.

Wetsuit rules:

Wetsuits or neoprene swim suits will be allowed below 78 degrees. They will not be allowed/score over 78 degrees.


Entry fees are $30 or $40 until 1 month prior to the event, and $37/47 thereafter.


Please register through the links at the left, which will take you to the fsseries.com secure website. Race day registration is not available for any of the swims!


50% of your entry fee will be refunded up to 14 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued for any reason after 14 days. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using this link.

In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:

1. The event will be delayed 45 minutes in hopes the inclement weather will pass.

2. If inclement weather does not pass in 45 minutes, the swim will be cancelled. Registered swimmers will receive a 50% credit to a future swim. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

3. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend, no refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather. Registered swimmer will receive a 50% credit to a future swim.


The top three males and females will receive overall awards. The top 3 in 5-year age-group categories will receive awards (no duplication).


Specially designed t-shirts will be given to competitors who sign up 1 week prior. We will do our best to provide t-shirts to everyone who signs up, but if you sign up in the last week we won't guarantee a t-shirt.

Entry limits:

Entries are limited to the first 400 entrants per event.

Rain/Weather dates:

As a policy, there are no make-up dates. We will only cancel an event if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants. If it is feasible we will reschedule.


Interested in sponsoring our races? Click here for the sponsorship package.

Why open water?

We are big fans of open water racing and training, and while North Carolina has plenty of triathlons, we don't a lot of organized open water races. We're changing that!

Please click on the event links to the left for more information about and to sign up for each event.

Brought to you by the teams at FS Series and One Step Beyond.