REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Event Schedule

September 24, 2017

6:30am            New Registration and Packet Pickup

7:30am            Open Water Swim Clinic with former winner Caroline Keating

7:45am            Registration and check in closes

8:10am            Mandatory Participant Meeting at the upstream end of the Serpentine wall

8:15am            START!

NEW FOR 2017

Youth and Collegiate Divisions

Competitive Wave - all men and women who are competing for overall or age group honors can start in the first wave.  Second wave is for all men, third wave for all women.

Tshirt for all who enter before September 17.

 

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO ON RACE DAY

Parking:  Parking is available throughout the downtown area.  Parking is also available in Public Landing for a small fee.

Registration:  At the top of Public Landing on Merhring Way beginning at 6:30am

Open Water Swim Clinic:  On the Serpentine Wall adjacent to Registration

Swim Start:  On the Ohio River at the upstream end of the Serpentine Wall

Finish:  Boat ramp at Public Landing

 

OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC

Open Water Swim Clinic
Public Landing
September 24, 2017
7:30am

Nervous about swimming in open water?  Never done an open water swim before?  The Great Ohio RIver Swim has added an open water swim clinic

The Open Water Swim Clinic will last approximately 30 minutes and begin at 7:30am.  Topics to be covered will include open water freestyle stroke, sighting, drafting, currents, start and finish, lifeguards and strategy.  You do not have to participate in the Great Ohio River Swim to attend the Open Water Swim Clinic.  The Swim Clinic will be at Registration at Public Landing. 

COURSE

Go to 700 E. Pete Rose Way for approximate GPS coordinates of our start line.

Expect mild temperatures, a nice, calm river and warm water.  A perfect end of season open water swim!

The course starts at the upstream end of the Serpentine Wall, swims directly across the Ohio River to Kentucky and then angles back to finish at Public Landing.  The distance is just under 900 meters.

Find a map HERE

The Ohio River will be closed to barge and power boat traffic.  The swim will be timed.  Awards will be given to the winners by class.

The water qualityof the Ohio River is generally quite good, with water quality only falling after a severe storm.  The water is tested 3 times the week before the swim.  For information on water quality click here.

PACKET PICK UP & RACE DAY REGISTRATION

On site check-in will begin at 6:30a.m. at the finish line at Public Landing.  The Open Water Swim Clinic is at 7:30am.  Attendance is optional at the swim clinic but we do have a Mandatory pre-race meeting is at 8:10am at the swim start.  Registration and check in will close at 7:45am.   The swim will begin at 8:15am. 

PARKING

Parking is available throughout the Downtown Area.  The Cincinnati Recreation Commission has opened up Public Landing for parking and will be charging $5 per car.  Other lots are available at the base of the Purple People Bridge.

REFUND/TRANSFER POLICY

We understand that plans can change.  Unfortunately we are not able to give out any refund, for any reason.  We will not transfer your entry to another race nor roll it over to thefollowing year. 

COURSE POLICY

Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, the race organizer, reserves the right to postpone, cancel or change the race or race format at any time to ensure athlete safety. If Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati determines conditions that might compromise the safety of participants, Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati , in its sole judgment, may cancel, postpone, or change the race and/or race format. No Refunds or Transfers will be given as a result of any cancelation or modification of the event.

WEBSITE POLICY

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