Southern Oregon Open Water Swims

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Southern Oregon Open Water Swims is a 10 km marathon swim at Applegate Lake in Jacksonville, Oregon. It is part of the 2013 Oregon Open Water Series and the Applegate Lake Open Water Weekend on 13-14 July 2013 where the 3x500m Pursuit Sprint Relay, 1.5 km, 2.5 km, 5 km, and 10 km races are hosted by the Rogue Valley Masters.

It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.


Applegate Lake is located in the heart of the Siskiyou Mountains in southwestern Oregon.


The course consists of multiple 2.5 km loops depending on the race. Water temperature on race day has varied from 70-74ºF (21-23ºC).

All swims start in the water and finish on the beach near the water’s edge. Each 2.5 km loop roughly follows the contours of the lake shore on the way out and is approximately a straight line back to the start/finish area.

Feeding Station

The 5 km and 10 km swimmers provide their own beverages which will be placed on a table in 4-foot deep water near the starting line.

Time Limit

Swimmers who cannot complete the 10 km in 4.5 hours or the 5 km in 2.5 hours should not enter; swimmers on the course after these time limits may be stopped and listed as DNF in the results.

Race Director

Andy Gramley at

Oregon Open Water Series

All swims count towards the Oregon Open Water Series cumulative season series. The 10 km and the 1.5 km are featured swims (22-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 points). The 5 km and the 2.5 km swims are qualifying swims (11-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points.) The relay is a participation swim (7 points).

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