Are you sick of swimming back and forth in a pool?  Do you with there was an open water swim to prepare for a triathlon or Ironman?  Do you like to challenge yourself at new events?  Well then join us for the newest and only Open Water swim event in Iowa! The inaugural Swim the Bridge will take place at Saylorville Lake near Des Moines, Iowa.

This event includes open water swim distances of 500 meters, 1.2 miles, 2.4, and the new 3.1 miles.  Perfect practice for your triathlon events!  All athletes will receive a swim cap, T-shirt, and other goodies.  You may participate as an individual and/or a team (6-20+ people).  Awards will be given for age group, overall winners, and team winners.  Swimmers may choose to use the 500 meter as a warm up for either of the longer events.

This race is sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association.


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Swim the bridge August 5, 2018
Swim Start Time: 8 AM

Swim distances:
500 meters
1.2 miles
2.4 miles
3.1 miles

Team (6+ athletes) Cash $$ awards!!!

Course Records

500 Meter:
Male: Greg Moyle, Ankeny, IA 07:07.8 ('12)
Female: Krista Tippin Waukee, IA 08:02.2 ('12)

1.2 mile:
Males: Dennis Bennett Norwalk, IA - 26:02.4 ('12)
Female: Krista Tippin Waukee, IA - 27:42.9 ('12)

2.4 Mile:
Male: Tony Stewart Overland Park, KS - 48:24.4 ('12)
Female: Rachel Stauffer, Des Moines, IA - 55:45.5 ('12)

3.1 (5K) Mile:
Male: Wayne Huebener Iowa City, IA - 1:14:42.3 ('12)
Female: Shelia Wrobel Papillion, NE - 1:19:26.7 ('12)

Fastest Team:
2017 - TriRacers of Iowa
2016 - Above + Beyond Cancer
2015 - Dream Team
2014 - Dream Team
2013 - Z3 Performance Triathlon Team
2012 - Y Rats -Riverfront YMCA
2011 - TRI Racers of Iowa

Think you can beat them in 2018? You just need 6 swimmers and one swimmer in each distance...