Open Water Swim Chicago originally launched in 2012 to help new triathletes and novice swimmers experience open water swimming in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Nearly 15,000 participants have directly enhanced their swim abilities from our clinics, open swims and aquathlon events.
2024 dates will be coming soon! Participants will be able to select from one of three event options.
Aquathlons begin at 6:00 PM on each day. Due to limited capacity, many sessions will sell-out.
Swim Clinic participants must be 18 years of age.
Open Water Swim Chicago features three ways to participate:
Open Water Swim Clinic: Small group instruction for beginner, intermediate or advanced swimmers.
Swim-On-Your-Own: For those who prefer to utilize the event services but swim independently
Competitive Aquathlon: Swimmers complete a 750m or 1.5k swim followed by a 3.1 mile (5k) run.