Swimming Championship

Presented by Big Blue Adventure

Swim in some of the purest water on earth and then win a championship, glory, admiration from your peers?…and some very cool prizes.

Sierra Open Water Swimming Championship

How Points Are Earned and Calculated:

All swimmers (wetsuits and non-wetsuit categories) are scored in order of finish time, by gender, and by age group. We plan to have a wetsuit and non-wet suit Championship once the Series grows in participation.

  • 1 participation point for each race you participate in
  • Top 5 overall
  • Top 5 male and Top 5 female
  • Top five in your age/gender
    • 14-19, 20-24, 25-29 and up to oldest competitor (age as of 12/31)
  • Longer races score more points
    • 1/2 mile 1x
    • 1.2 mile 2x
    • 2.4 mile 3x

Point Breakdown:

  • 1st = 5 points
  • 2nd = 4 points
  • 3rd = 3 points
  • 4th = 2 points
  • 5th = 1 points

You must race in a minimum of two races. If you race in more than two races, your top two scores will be taken. For example, if you compete in 4 races, your top two scores are taken and the other two are dropped. Note, you receive 1 participation point for each race you race.

At the end of the series we will award the winning male and female with very cool SWAG from Big Blue Adventure and other sponsors. As the Series grows will will award to the top three men and women in the wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories.

Series Races:

  • Sand Harbor Open Water Swim
  • Truckee Open Water Swim
  • Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim
  • Sierra Swim Classic