The 2013 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 11 - Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge (Vista Point)
July 21 - Little Uno and Big Deuce (New Hope Overlook)
Sep 14 - 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.
May 12 - 5280 Swim at Beaver Dam / Falls Lake:
June 17 - Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge: Sign up here
July 21 - 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
August 18 - The Nuclear Swim at Harris Lake:
September 29 - Triangle Open Water Series Championship Sign up here
You may also want to check out the Swim the Loop 3.5 mile race on October 6, 2013 in Wrightsville Beach!
Sanctioning and insurance:
The 2013 events will be privately insured, meaning no USAT or USMS memberships will be required. Anyone can swim. 13+ age groups.
You must be 13 or older to compete.
Wetsuits will be allowed below 78 degrees. They will not be allowed/score over 78 degrees.
Entry fees are $30 or $40 until 2 weeks prior to the event, and $35/45 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. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using
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 another 2013 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 another 2013 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 2 weeks prior. We will do our best to provide t-shirts to everyone who signs up, but if you sign up in the last two weeks we won't guarantee a t-shirt.
Entries are limited to the first 350 entrants per event in 2013.
There are no make-up dates. We will only cancel an event if absolutely necessary for the safety of participants.
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.