SFWTC Open Water Swim

Sunday 6th January 2019

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (behind the pool deck): 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, United States



  • Sprint - .6 miles - FIU Students
  • Sprint - .6 miles - Swim Team (Group Registration)
  • Sprint - .6 miles - Individual Age Group
  • Olympic - 1.2 miles - FIU Students
  • Olympic - 1.2 miles - Swim Team (Group Registration)
  • Olympic - 1.2 miles - Individual Age Group
  • Open water swim-2.4 miles - FIU Students
  • Open water swim-2.4 miles - Swim Team (Group Registration)
  • Open water swim-2.4 miles - Individual Age Group


Open Water Swim

Ready to take your swimming to the next level? Sign up for our Open Water Swim event held as part of the South Florida Winter Training Classics during January at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Our South Florida Open Water Swim Series features a flat and fast course with distances to meet every swimmer's interest. Wet suits are allowed. Volunteers and lifeguards will be on the water to pilot swimmers through the distances. Start and finish at the inflatable panther head on our beach. 

*Students register for free with discount code FIU2019!

*Will be required to show Panther ID at check-in.

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

Sunday, Jan 6th 7AM to 8:30AM: Packet Pickup and Check-in at Swim Start

Sprint Swim Start: 9:00AM

Olympic & Long Distance Swim Start: 9:30AM

Athlete Village: 9:00AM to 12:30PM

Sprint Awards: 10:00AM (or when all swimmers finish)

Olympic & Long Distance Awards: 12:30PM (earlier if swimmers finish before this time)


All volunteers will receive post-race food, a volunteer t-shirt, and community service hours. Experienced kayakers are needed to be pilots for swimmers. If you love to be on the water this is a volunteer experience for you. Sign up to volunteer for the Open Water Swim or any of our volunteer experiences at go.fiu.edu/volunteerism.

Organised by

Florida International University TRI ACADEMY

3000 NE 151 Street, WUC 165E, North Miami

Phone: 305-919-4549

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