Tennessee Open Water Series

The Tennessee Open Water Series will explore some of the best swimming holes in East Tennessee. Whether you are a seasoned swimmer or someone who is looking to gain some open water experience, this series is for you. There are five races in the 2017 series.


TN Open Water Race #1 – Melton Hill

Melton Hill Park
3230 Williams Bend Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
Saturday, May 20th @ 8:00 am

1 Mile – 5K – 5K Relay



TN Open Water Race #2 – Knoxville

Mead’s Quarry
2915 Island Home Way
Knoxville, TN 37920
Saturday, June 3rd @ 2:00 pm

1 Mile – 5K – 5K Relay



TN Open Water Race #3 – Concord

Concord Park
11808 South Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Saturday, July 15th @ 8:00 am

1 Mile – 5K – 5K Relay



TN Open Water Race #4 – Kingston

Watts Bar Lake
Kingston Waterfront Park
Kingston, TN 37763
Saturday, August 19th @ 8:00 am

1 Mile – 5K – 5K Relay



TN Open Water Race #5 – Oak Ridge

Clinch River
697 Melton Lake Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Saturday, September 9th @ 8:00 am

1 Mile – 5K – 5K Relay



All participants must wear a swim cap. You may bring your own or use the one provided for you at check in.

Wetsuits will more than likely not be allowed for any of the races in the series. We follow International Triathlon Union (ITU) wetsuit rules.

Mandatory for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57’
Permitted for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 72’
Forbidden for Age Group athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 72’
Mandatory for Professional athletes if the water temperature is BELOW 57’
Permitted for Professional athletes if the water temperature is AT or BELOW 68’
Forbidden for Professional athletes if the water temperature is ABOVE 68’

Points will be awarded at each race based on finishers final placement. Race times will be recorded, but will not carry over from race to race.

The participants with the highest point totals will be crowned series winners. In the event of a points tie, we will defer to the lowest total swim time from all races.


Points will be awarded for the top 10 swimmers in each event. Point structure is as follows:

1st – 15 pts
2nd – 12 pts
3rd – 10 pts
4th – 8 pts
5th – 7 pts
6th – 6 pts
7th – 5 pts
8th – 4 pts
9th – 3 pts
10th – 2 pts

* 5 bonus points are added to each place for the 5K solo swim.


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