The 2020 Chattanooga Swim Fest will include the Southern Zone Open Water Championships as well as the Chattanooga Rat Race and is currently slated for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at Chester Frost Park.

The Southern Zone Open Water Championships are for Zone All Star Teams that are selected by committee. Individual races will be held on Saturday and Relay races on Sunday.

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 tentatively scheduled for Sunday. Registration will open January 19, 2020.

All race courses will be rectangular in a bay with no current.

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

Photo courtesy of Rodger Ling.