Snapping Tortuga Open Water Swim - October 2024

Saturday 12th October 2024

Lake Conroe: 14099 FM830, Willis, United States

Swimming, Distance running, 5K


  • Open water swim-5K - Individual Open
  • Open water swim-2.5km - Individual Open
  • Open water swim-1250m - Individual Open


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. 

Event details and schedule

 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

Check in closes at 8:30AM

 *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

Organised by

Snapping Tortuga, LLC

10118 Clubhouse Circle, Magnolia

Phone: 7138347210

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