Open Water Swimming In North Texas

Open Water Swimming In North Texas

Marshall King recently launched NTX Open H2O to promote open water swimming in the American states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “The website is non-profit. I am seeking only to publicize the sport I love and to create more opportunities for training and racing.”

The former ultra-walker and ultra-runner was injured and discovered open water swimming while undergoing physical therapy.

I ran less and began swimming as low-impact cross training. I discovered that I really enjoyed swimming, and a new interest was born.”

And that is a very good thing for the emerging open water swimming community in the North Texas area.

His calendar currently has the following lake swims posted:

Snapping Tortuga Open Water Swim (2.5K and 5K) on April 15th, May 6th and June 10th in Lake Conroe, near Houston, Texas
Money Box Cap 2K on May 5th in Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas
D and J Open Water Swim Races (300m, 750m, 1500m) on June 2nd in Las Colinas, Texas
Swim Across America Dallas (1 mile, 2 miles) on June 9th in Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas
Open Water Swim Challenge and Aquathlon on July 29th in Cottonwood Creek Marina, Little Elm, Texas
Tallchief Open Water Challenge (1 mile, 2 miles) on September 9th in Camp Tallchief in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, outside of Tulsa
Stonebridge Ranch Swim (750m, 1.5K) on September 29th in McKinney, Texas

Photo courtesy of June Winegert at the Snapping Tortuga Open Water Swim.

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