The Ridges 5k Open Water Swim


Event Date

Sun, Jul 12, 2015


Hiawassee, GA


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Open water swim-5K - Individual Age group/open Until April 1st

$45 $55 Closed

About This Activity

Our 5k open water swim is done in beautiful Lake Chatuge, in Hiawassee Ga.  It starts at the Ridges Resort and ends at the Clay County Recreation Park, Hayesville, NC.  It's not often you can brag about starting a swim in one state and ending in another.  Our lake is in the mountains and still very clean.  The swim also has a safety advantage from most open water swims in that most of the swim, while being out in a big lake has a course designed to keep the swimmer less than 30 yards from land most of the way.  We also invite swimmers to bring their own support team to escort them across the lake.  That makes it safer for the swimmer they are supporting as well as any swimmers in the area.  We work with the Forest Dept., Coast Guard, triathlon club and fire rescue to safeguard all swimmers.

We do require anyone racing to provide a document from swim coach stating that the swimmer is fully capable of making this swim safely and withing the 3 hour time.

If you are associated with a swim team of 20 or more swimmers that would like to participate in this event, we are offering special pricing.  Please contact Scott Hanna, or call 828-389-6982 to find out more about this offer.

Event details and schedule

We do suggest getting to the Ridges Resort as early as you can (we open check in at 7:30) so there is plenty of time to pick up your packets, then drive your vehical to the finish area and get on the shuttle van back to the start.

Wet suits are allowed, but not suggested.  More often than not, people that start the race wearing them waste swim time along the course taking them off.  Bringing your own support craft (no propellers allowed)

Our $45. cost is for individuals until April 1st.  Then the price goes to $55. until race day when it will be $65.

Special pricing for clubs with 20 or more racers.

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