Swim Around Charleston

The race will take place on September 21, 2014 with a start time at 12 noon to take advantage of a favorable incoming tide. All race entries are due by Saturday, August 30, 2014.

This race is a 12 mile open water swim in the Charleston waterways and harbor.  Check in will begin at the host hotel beginning at 3 PM on September 20. The host hotel for this event is the Mount Pleasant Holiday Inn, located at the foot of the Ravenel bridge and close to the race starting point. 

The swim will begin at Remleys Point in Mount Pleasant, SC, proceed across the Cooper River to the Charleston side, parallel the peninsular city and proceeding north up the Ashley River to the finish point at I-526. There is a Charleston county boat landing serving as the take out spot for swimmers.

The race start has been calculated for participant safety and to allow as many swimmers the best possible chance of finishing. Very fast swimmers may have to swim through the last of the outgoing tide in the Ashley river. There is a time limit of six hours to complete the event. Swimmers unable to finish in the allotted time will be removed from the water.

Swim Course


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