2014 RESULTS POSTED BELOW!!!

Event
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.
Eligibility
  • 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.
Safety
  • 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.
Rules
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
Awards will be awarded to First Place Male and Female finishers in each age group. The age groups are 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80-84
Shirts
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.
More information
2014 RESULTS
  • 2.4 mile by age group: View
  • 2.4 mile overall: View
  • 2.4 mile (wetsuit) overall: View
  • 4.5 mile by age group: View
  • 4.5 mile overall: View
2013 RESULTS
2012 RESULTS
2011 RESULTS
2010 RESULTS