Open Water Swimming

This page is for all open water events coming into the PNS Office.  Some will be sanctioned USA Swimming events from various LSCs, some will be local non sanctioned open water events.  PNS sanctioned events will also be listed on the Meets page and the PNS calendar. Anyone wanting to add OW activities to the schedule should send the information to the Senior Vice Chair  [email protected]

Open Water Swimming Committee:  Coordinate and develop Open Water program policies and positions in support of the Senior Vice Chair.

USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Page



Lake Mission Viejo, CA (North Beach)


Saturday, September 16

1-Mile (13 & over)

800M (11-14)

400M (12 & under)


Sunday, September 17

5K (13 & over)

USA Swimming hosted a Webinar about Open Water Swimming basics. The 66 minutes presentation features bascs on rules, competitions and race day expectations. It also outlines training ideas, specifically for how to train for OW in a pool. National Teamers Haley Anderson and David Heron joined Bryce Elser (USA Swimming Open Water Leader) for the presentation.
It can be found here: Jumping Into Open Water