4.5 mile or 2.4 mile open water swim in the Tennessee River; downstream current with an in-water start and a slightly rocky bottom for both the start and finish. There is NO 1.2 MILE EVENT this year - we now have a 2.4 instead. The water temperature is expected to be approximately 74 degrees.
4.5 mile race start
Swimmers in the 4.5 mile race will meet at Coolidge Park at 6:30 a.m. and be transported to their starting location — Champions Tennis Club and Dock @ Rivermont Park, located off Hixson Pike in Chattanooga. The race finishes at Coolidge Park under the Walnut Street bridge.
2.4 mile race start
Swimmers in the 2.4 mile race will meet at Coolidge Park at 6:45 a.m. and will be taken to their start location.
Sanctioned by
US Masters Swimming sanction #pending.
Sponsored by
City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga River Rats Masters Swim Team. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for the inner city lifeguard programs.
  • US Masters Swimming swim registration is required of all participants.
  • For USMS members, a copy of your current registration must be presented at packet pickup.
  • Participants must be 18 or older.
Registration and fees
  • $65 non-refundable registration fee, plus $20 one-day license fee for participants who are not members of USMS.
  • Click here for online registration. Online registration closes at midnight on June 2nd, 2014.
  • There is no mail-in registration and no race-day registration.
  • Online registration closes at midnight on June 2, 2014.
  • There is NO mail-in registration.
  • There is NO walk-up registration.
  • There is NO race day registration.
  • Please register online! 😃
  • Swimmers must wear the fluorescent swim cap provided.
  • There will be a three hour time limit strictly enforced with a mass start.
  • Any swimmer needing to withdraw from the race must wave his/her cap to signal nearby watercraft.
USMS swimming rules will apply. Swimmers choosing to wear a wet suit will not be eligible for awards or official placing in the results due to the competitive advantage wet suits provide.
Awards will be awarded to First Place Male and Female finishers in each age group. The age groups are 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
T-shirts will be given to each entrant while supplies last.
Awards lunch
The awards lunch will take place immediately following the race at Walker Pavilion in Coolidge Park. Additional lunch tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each.
Friday, June 13 @ 5:15pm
Fitness Center
1254 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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