Region

North America

Distances Offered

1-2k
2-3k
4-5k

Description

The 2021 Chattanooga Swim Fest includes the Southern Zone Open Water Championships and the Chattanooga Rat Race. It will be held Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 at Chester Frost Park.

The Southern Zone Open Water Championships are for Zone All Star Teams selected by their LSC. Individual races will be held on Saturday and Relay races on Sunday.  The events file and meet information has been emailed out to the LSCs. If you did not receive it you can download them here: Click Here for Events File and Click Here for Meet Information.

This year’s Rat Race will be a 5K race and is open to any member of USMS or USA Swimming. It will be limited to the first 200 participants and is scheduled for Sunday. Registration is now open. For entry fees and registration, click here.

All race courses will be rectangular in a bay with no current. For course maps, click here.

Questions? Contact Stan Corcoran, 423-493-5536, [email protected]

Chester Frost Park is located in Hixson, TN, about 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga. The park boasts a nice sized beach front area, as well as camping and playgrounds. Chester Frost is on Lake Chickamauga and the Tennessee River, with the greater portion of the park cradling Dallas Bay. For more detailed information on the park, and a map, click here. For more information on Chattanooga, click here.


IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING IN THIS COMPETITION, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING AND [THE LSC] AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

Date:           June 6, 2021
Hosts:           McCallie Masters Swimming, USMS Sanction #151-W001
          McCallie/GPS Aquatics, USA Swimming Sanction #19436234
Venue:         Chester Frost Park, 2389 Gold Point Circle North, Hixson, TN 37343 (same venue as the 2018 meet)
Course:        5K race, rectangular course in a bay with no current. For course map, click here.
Registration: Registration is open. To register, click here. Entry deadline is May 25th.
Viewing: Spectators can watch the race from the Chester Frost Beach area

For USA Swimming Chattanooga Rat Race meet information, click here.

You must be a member of either USMS or USA Swimming. One-event registrations are available for $15 during registration.

The race is slated to start around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 6.  It will start immediately after the Southern Zone Relay Races.

The USMS and USA Swimming swimsuit and body tape rules will be in effect. Please review at: https://www.usms.org/-/media/usms/pdfs/volunteer%20central/rule%20book/part%203.pdf (pages 70/71)
https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/rules-regulations/2019-rulebook.pdf (page 137)

ENTRY FEES
$70 per person, plus processing fees. You will receive a t-shirt and cap. Shirts will be print-on-demand and available at the race site.

You must be a member of either USMS or USA Swimming. One-event registrations are available for $15 during registration.

PACKET PICK UP
Chester Frost Park
2389 Gold Point Circle North
Hixson, TN 37343
Phone: 423-209-6894

Friday, June 4: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 5: 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sunday, June 6: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

AWARDS
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female. For USMS competitors, awards will be given for 1st place in each age group, male and female. USMS age groups are 18–24, then in 5-year increments (25–29, 30–34, and so on). For USA Swimming competitors, awards will be given to the top 3 age group winners, male and female. Age groups are 14 and under, 15–18 and 18 and over.

A-Team Elite Athletic Massage will be hand at the finish to offer massages to participants and spectators for $1 per minute.

Experience

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Swim Type

Race
Relay

Water Type

River