Race Info - Swimmers
Ocean Games welcomes swimmers of all levels from novice to elite athletes. Depending on your experience we offer a 9-mile open water swim, 3-mile open water swim and a 3 person 9-mile relay along the beautiful eastern shore coastline in Ocean City, Maryland.
The 9-Mile swim starts at 10:00 AM. Time limit is 7 hours.
To qualify for the 9-mile open water swim, registrants must have completed a 3-mile open water swim or greater in the last two years, or a documented Ironman Triathlon race. Qualifications must come from a certified race. Proof of completion must be submitted to Ocean Games up to 1 week prior to race day.
Participants must swim the 9-mile Ocean Games race with a wetsuit if the qualification race was swum with a wetsuit, or without if qualification swim was completed without a wetsuit. However, if the temperature of the water on the day of the event is over 70 degrees a wetsuit will not be required.
All swimmers are required to have an individual kayaker for the 9-mile swim. If you do not have a kayaker, we will assign one to you., just let us know at time of registration.
9-Mile Relay Swim
The 9-mile relay swim is a three (3) person team. At the start of the race, one team member is the swimmer & the other two team members are in a tandem kayak. At each 3 mile marker the swimmer and one of the team members in the kayak switch. Race begins at 10:00 am.
The 3 mile swim start at 12:00pm.
To qualify for the 3-mile open water swim, registrants must have completed a 1-mile open water swim or greater in the last two years. Qualifications must come from a certified race. Proof of completion must be submitted to Ocean Games up to 1 week prior to race day.