East Coast Open Water Championship

September 22-23, 2018

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As the weather warms up, everyone is ready to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty. Be sure to lock in one last weekend of outdoor fun and register for September’s Lake Swim now – it has become a fabulous way to end the summer season in one of Virginia’s finest water destinations. Our race home is Mariner’s Landing on Smith Mountain Lake, a site that last year’s competitors will tell you has some of the cleanest water for an open water swim that you can find. Couple that with the fabulous resort accommodations at an event discounted price, and you can turn the Lake Swim into a weekend getaway for a family, friends or an entire team. We have added age groups for Saturday’s 5K race in hopes of attracting more participants for that event and rewarding those in similar age brackets for their efforts. As always, this is an event for everyone, from the high level competitive swimmer to the recreational masters swimmers — all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you in September – make sure to register and reserve your room accommodations at Mariner’s Landing soon!




September 22-23, 2018


Mariners Landing at Smith Mountain Lake

1245 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston, Virginia 24104
540‐296‐1004 – www.marinerslanding.com

*Please make sure you take a moment to familiarize yourself with this location and plan accordingly. The start location is on the beach directly behind the Mariner’s Landing condos*

Click Here for Area Map


Doug Fonder – 540-904-2666 (office) – 540-397-0505 (cell) – dougfonder@gmail.com

Downloadable Event Information

Click Here for Event Details PDF


Saturday – 5K (all ages)
Sunday – 1 Mile (all ages) – ½ Mile (9 & under)

Age Divisions

½ Mile: 9 & Under
1 Mile:  10‐11 | 12‐13 | 14‐15 | 16‐19 | 20‐29 | 30‐49 | 50 & Over
5K:  14 & Under | 15‐19 | 20‐29 | 30‐49 | 50 & Over


5K & 1 Mile Events: There will be an in‐water start at the beach. Detailed directions with landmarks (including any changes) will be available at check‐in.
1/2 Mile Event: 9 & Under swimmers will be taken by boat to the half‐way point of the course and swim their event from boat start to finish line.

Dates & Times

Coming Soon!

Entry Fee

$45 for one event or $55 for both days. T‐Shirts & tickets for food at the awards ceremony are included with registrations which have been sent in by the preregistration deadline. *If paying by check, make payable to ISCA* *Credit card payment is available, but will be assessed a transaction fee if done on site*

Late Entries

On site entries are welcome, but must be submitted no later than TBD. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after these times on race days! T‐shirts will be given for late entries on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Meal tickets for Sunday only, will be available for purchase for $10 at the event.

General Info

1. Rest rooms and dressing rooms are available at the site.
2. Water temperature will be approximately 80 degrees.
3. Wetsuits are permitted.
4. Cancellation due to weather is always possible. No Refunds.
5. Overnight accommodations are available with discount rates at Mariners Landing.


Rescue personnel will be beach side during all events. Kayakers will patrol the course during the race to keep swimmers from excessively departing the course route. Motorized boat will be available for emergency assistance during events.

Food and Drink

All paid participants, including on‐site entries, will receive a ticket for food at the awards ceremony following Sunday’s races. All paid participants in Saturday’s 5K will also receive a snack meal after the race. Additional food tickets for Sunday’s awards ceremony may be purchased for $10 on site. Complimentary water for all participants will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.


Parking spaces are available at Mariners Landing.


Awards will be given for first through third in each age group, male and female classification. Awards will be presented at the social, immediately after the finish of the last race on Sunday.


Results will be posted on site upon availability. Post‐race results can viewed on our website at www.lakeswim.net within 2 days after the event.


May be submitted via postal mail, online or at the race site prior to close of the registration period. OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS available at our official resort host sponsor: Mariners Landing at Smith Mountain Lake 1245 Graves Harbor Trail Huddleston, VA 24104 540‐296‐1004 www.marinerslanding.com *Make sure you mention you are visiting for the 2018 Open Water Swim upon registration to receive the excellent room rates!!!*

Entry Form if Mailing a Check

Click here for downloadable entry form if you prefer to mail a check.


Click Here for Reservations and More Information on Mariners Landing Resort. Condo rooms at the following rate to guests who identify themselves as part of the Open Swim Event. State sales tax, County lodging tax and Resort fees of 20.3% will be added to each nights lodging.

Room Type 1-2 Nights 3-4 Nights
Studio $143.65 $127.50
1 Bedroom $194.65 $177.65
2 Bedroom $296.65 $254.15
3 Bedroom $364.65 $330.65
Bi-level $407.15 $373.15
Mariners V $254.15 $237.15

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