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Chattanooga’s riverfront will be the site of the 2018 Southern Zone Open Water Championships for USA Swimming All Start Teams only. In addition, the 12th Annual Chattanooga Rat Race will be held for USMS Swimmers. This is also the Dixie Zone Open Water Championship. All races take place in the beautiful Tennessee River.

Friday, June 1  ▪  Southern Zone 1K fun swim at 4:00 pm; followed by USMS 1K fun swim at 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 2  ▪  Southern Zone 3K (11/12) and 5K (13+) at 8:30 a.m.;
USMS Chattanooga Rat Race 4.5 Mile at 12 noon (Dixie Zone Championship)
Sunday, June 3  ▪  3K Southern Zone Pursuit Race at 9:00 a.m.

For course maps, click here

Participants in the Southern Zone Championships are selected by their LSC. Meet information will be available on this page as soon as the sanction is approved by USA Swimming.

Participants in the Chattanooga Rat Race must be a member of USMS Swimming. A one-event USMS registration will be available for purchase for the weekend. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Stan Corcoran, 423-493-5536,

Photos courtesy of Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (COWS) and Chattanooga Visitor's Bureau.