Swimmin' in Moonshine Open Water Swim

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Swimmin' in Moonshine Open Water Swim is a 3-race event in Missouri that consists of 500-yard, 1-mile and 2-mile races and is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.




City Moonshine Beach, Table Rock Dam, Branson

State/County/Province Missouri

Country USA

Region Americas


Name Kellie Herman of the James River Basin Partnership, Springfield, Missouri

Email jamesriverbasin@gmail.com

Event Information

Month: August

Event Date: 27 August 2011

Website: http://www.swimmininmoonshine.com or http://www.jamesriverbasin.com/events/view/6

Note: also serves as the Middle Atlantic Open Water Championship


US$35 on/before August 7th. Late Registration is US$40.00 after August 7th. Collegiate Swimmers: $20.00

Swimmers will receive after registering at GetMeRegistered.com: • Free long distance training plan located at GetMeRegistered.com • Ultramax AMB Chip timing and scoring • Results displayed immediately on website • Lunch • 1st place awards • Attendance gift TBA

Age Groups

• Collegiate- all college swim team members • Teen- 13-17 • Non Collegiate- 18-29 • 30-39 • 40-49 • 50-59 • 60- +


One long continues triangle duplicating the IRONMAN Branson course! A kayak will lead the race around the course like a little pipe piper.

• 500-yard racers will swim clockwise to circle their specially marked buoys and return to the shore via the course return toward the finish line. • 1-mile racers will swim clockwise around course once. • 2-mile racers will swim clockwise around course twice.


Swimmers will not be allowed to wear wetsuits. Water temperature ranges from 78 to 83 degrees F. Additionally, no other swim aids (e.g. snorkels or fins) will be allowed.


All swimmers are required to wear fluorescent swim caps for safety reasons. Caps will be provided to all swimmers.


A minimum of 10 safety boats will be positioned throughout the course during the event. Each safety boat will be equipped with flotation devices for swimmers who need assistance.

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