The Walmart OZ Mile Swim is for ALL swimmers! Elite, experienced, novice, beginner – ALL! We have an ELITE wave, a YOUTH wave, an AGE GROUP wave and the OZ wave (wetsuits or safety buoys or even fins). Swimmers will have the option to complete 1 wave or multiple waves if they would like to increase their mileage.
This event will be a FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE unlike any other Open Water Race in the region – maybe the USA! There is something for everyone!
We will kick off race weekend on Friday afternoon, September 22nd with a Race Expo Presented by Heartfelt Homes, at Red Barn in Bentonville. A meet and greet with all our swimmers, and elites. As well as local and national vendors. The Expo is free to attend.
This is THE finale of the USMS South Central Zone Grand Prix series. Sunday, September 24th, this is THE race you just HAVE to attend! The pristine waters of the Beaver Lake Dam Site offers fantastic visibility to your swim.
This swim is set in the heart of the Ozarks, which offer fun adventures for the entire family! The festival like atmosphere is spectacular for swimmers and their families! There is a pre-swim offered on Saturday to stretch out from your travels so you are ready to go for Sunday. We will have awards for the top 3 finishes in age groups for male and female, and Youth Team and Adult Team awards.