Saturday 7th October 2023
Lake Conroe: 14099 FM830, Willis, United States
The Snapping Tortuga presents the Snapping Tortuga Open Water Swim. Distances; 1250m, 2.5k and 5k. The Snapping Tortuga is the oldest continuosly held Open Water Swim in Montgomery County, Texas. It is held on beautiful Lake Conroe and is a 1250m triangular course in a protected cove. Safety is out primary concern with this event and we go to great lengths to ensure that there are a large number of safety assets on the water to keep the athletes and volunteers safe. The Snapping Tortuga is held twice a year in April and October and attracts some of the top open water swimmers in the area to a fun and exciting event.
In an effort to reduce the entry fee of the Snapping Tortuga, we will no longer provide an event t-shirt. Event t-shirts will be available for purchase. Please indicate during sign up if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt. If you don't indicate your interest in a shirt during sign up, a limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase on race morning.
The 1250m, 2.5k & 5k will start at 9:00am (*NOTE* in the event there is a large field, we reserve the right to send the 1250m and 2.5k off 15min after the 5k start).
All fees are non-refundable. Due to the nature and complexity of this event, there will be no refunds, discounts on future races or transfers including, if the event were to be cancelled.
5k is 4 loops, the 2.5k will be two loops. The 1250m is one loop.
START TIME IS 9:00AM for all events.
Check in time starts at 7:45AM
*In order to register for the 5k all participants must show proof they can swim a mile in 35min or less. Listed below are equivalent times from other distances.
Half Distance Triathlon (1.2 miles) - 43 minutes or faster
Full Distance Triathlon (2.4 miles) - 1 hour 25 minutes or faster
Awards are given for the Top 3 Overall Male & Female in each distance.
*WETSUIT DIVISION*- No awards will be given for this division
Snapping Tortuga, LLC
10118 Clubhouse Circle, Magnolia