Open Water SwimminG

Welcome to the open water swimming's hottest new event!  We are excited to invite you to our little slice of paradise.                    

  • Who may participate:

         Adult Swimmers (18 and Up) 

         Youth Swimmers (9-18)    

  • When: May 19, 2018  
  • Where: South of the Flagler Beach Pier (between 4th St S and 6th S S on A1A) 
  • 5K and 1 Mile Event Distances
  • Option to swim multiple events


Entry Fees

***We are excited to partner with USMS to offer a discount on registration to current USMS members***

Type                                                    Before 3/16           Before 4/ 15        Before  5/ 15        Day of Event

Adult 5K/1mile (USMS member)    $25                       $30                       $35                        $45

Adult 5k/1mile (non USMS)             $25                        $35                      $39                        $49

Open 1 Mile  (Youth & Adult)           $25                        $35                       $39                        $49 

The Open 1 Mile will be held in a separate heat AFTER the Sanctioned 5K and 1 Mile events, the full weekend pass allows swimmers to enter one sanctioned event and the Open Mile. 

(Sanctioned 5K and Sanctioned 1 Mile will be held concurrently) 


Entering more than 1 event?   Full Event Pass is available when you register! 

We will be releasing more information (Course Map, Heat Times, Added Weekend Events, Team and Travel Information) over the next few weeks,  Please check back or keep it easy and just register for our newsletter! 

Entry Fee Includes: Race Registration, Event Swim Cap, Goody Bag, Finisher Awards and Overall Awards

Schedule of Events

6:30am - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (Open Water Swimming) 

7:30am - Open Water Swimming Pre-event Meeting (5K and 1 Mile) 

7:45am - Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens (Paddleboard) 

8:00am - Open Water Swimming 5K Start (USMS Sanctioned) (2.25 hr cut off) 

8:15am - Open Water Swimming 1 Mile Start (USMS Sanctioned) (1.25 hr cut off) 

*** USMS Sanctioned events require that swimmers are registered swimmers with USMS,  non-registered swimmers can still sign up, however the price is a bit higher to cover the 1 day association registration.  The OPEN swim featured later in the afternoon does not require USMS membership or 1 day registration.   Swimmers participating in the early 5K and 1 Mile event can also enter the Open 1 Mile with purchase of the Coquina Cup Event Pass.   Please feel free to email us with any questions or if you need clarification! ******

15 min after conclusion of Open Water Swimming Round One

10:15am - Paddleboard Pre-Race Meeting

Estimated Times

10:30am - 5K Paddleboard Start (1.5 hour cut off) 

10:45am - 1 Mile Paddleboard Start (1 hour cut off) (Competitive Heat followed by Fun Heat) 

15 min after conclusion of Paddleboard Races

Estimated TImes

12:15pm - Open Water Swim 1 Mile Open Youth & Adult  (1.25 hr cut off) 



Top 3 Overall Awards will be given for Youth and Adult, Male and Female 

Top 3 Overall Teams Awards will be given for Youth and Adult 

Points from swim will count towards Coquina Cup Overall Individual and Team scores. 



Permissible Strokes. Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water and may tread water or float.

Bottom Contact and Resting. A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object. Excluding the bottom, a participant shall not use any inanimate object to gain forward progress. A violation of this section shall result in a variable time penalty, unless the Head Referee in his/her sole discretion determines that (i) the violation was substantial and resulted in an unfair time advantage, or (ii) the violation constituted endangerment. 

Emergencies. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, and pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance. A swimmer, who has received official assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraw from the race or receive medical assistance.

Wet suits. Participants shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, wetsuits are not allowed. 

Measuring Water Temperature. It is recommended, but not required that the water temperature for a race be finally determined by a measurement made within 2 hours of the race start. A water temperature measurement should also be taken prior to any pre-race meetings in order to forecast to the athletes as early as possible the likely water temperature on race day and the likelihood of whether wet suits will be allowed on race day.

Official Equipment. If provided by race management, a swimmer shall wear the proper official swim cap corresponding to his wave. The penalty for an infraction of this rule is a variable time penalty. For safety reasons if no official cap is provided, all swimmers should wear their own brightly colored swim cap.

Goggles. Swimmers may wear, but shall not be required to wear, swim goggles or face masks.

Illegal Equipment. Any swimmer wearing any artificial propulsion device, including but not limited to fins, gloves, paddles, or floating devices of any kind shall be disqualified.  Safe Swimmers are allowed. 

Swim Course Map

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Start Map                                                    5K Turn Map

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