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Learn to Love Open Water Swimming


Our next available session is Tuesday, July 23. 

Open Water Swim CHICAGO launched in 2012 to help new triathletes and novice swimmers experience open water swimming in a safe, non-intimidating environment. More than 15,000 participants have directly enhanced their swim abilities from our clips, open swims and aquathlon events. Learn more about our programs and join us in Lake Michigan!

Open Water Swim Details

2024 dates are listed below. Participants will select from various event options during the registration process.

#1  Tue, May 28 | 4:00, 5:15 or 6:30 PM
#2  Sat, June 15 | 8 - 11:00 AM
#3  Tue, June 25 | 4:00, 5:15 or 6:30 PM
#4  Sat, July 13 | 8 - 11:00 AM (sold out)
#5  Tue, July 23 | 4:00, 5:15 or 6:30 PM
#6  Tue, August 20 | 4:00, 5:15 or 6:30 PM
#7 Fri, August 23 | 8 - 11:00 AM

OWS CHICAGO offers three unique ways to participate, subject to each event date. Click below for details:

 > 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.

Swim Clinics Swim On Own Aquathlon
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