Open Water Swim

Ready to take your swimming to the next level? Sign up for our Open Water Swim event held as part of the South Florida Winter Training Classics during January at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Our South Florida Open Water Swim Series features a flat and fast course with distances to meet every swimmer's interest. Wet suits are allowed. Volunteers and lifeguards will be on the water to pilot swimmers through the distances. Start and finish at the inflatable panther head on our beach. 


*Students register for free with discount code FIU2019!

*Will be required to show Panther ID at check-in.

Event Schedule

Saturday, Jan 6th 7AM to 8:30AM: Packet Pickup and Check-in at Swim Start

Sprint Swim Start: 9:00AM

Olympic & Long Distance Swim Start: 9:30AM

Athlete Village: 9:00AM to 12:30PM

Sprint Awards: 10:00AM

Olympic & Long Distance Awards: 12:30PM


All volunteers will receive post-race food, a volunteer t-shirt, and community service hours. Experienced kayakers are needed to be pilots for swimmers. If you love to be on the water this is a volunteer experience for you. Sign up to volunteer for the Open Water Swim or any of our volunteer experiences at

Swim Map

 Open Water Swim Map

.6 Miles - 1 loop

1.2 Miles - 2 loops

2.4 Miles - 4 loops




Christina Reddick

3000 NE 151 Street - WUC 165E

North Miami, FL 33181

(305) 919-4549

  • Race Date: Sunday, Jan 6, 2019
  • Start Time: 9:00/9:30 a.m. 
  • Distances: 
    Sprint: .6 miles
    Olympic: 1.2 miles
    Long Course: 2.4 miles
  • Time Limit: 3 hours 
  • Location: 
    FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
    3000 NE 151st St 
    North Miami, FL 33181
  • FIU Student Entry: 
  • Sprint Entry: 
    $40 USD 
  • Olympic Entry: 
    $55 USD
  • Long Course Entry: 
    $70 USD