Friday, June 1  / Southern Zone 1K swim at 4:00 pm; followed by USMS race at 4:45 p.m.
1K swim starts with an in-water start at Girls Preparatory School (GPS) boat dock, goes upstream for 400 yards and finishes downstream with an in-water finish under the Market Street bridge. There is a 1 hour time limit. Master swimmers must be entered in the 4.5 mile race, in order to enter the 1K.

Saturday, June 2 / Southern Zone 3K (11/12) and 5K (13+) at 8:10 a.m. (race is for USA Swimming All Star Teams only)
In-water start from the Girls Preparatory School  (GPS) boat dock. Swimmers will start upstream and swim to a turn buoy and finish downstream under the Market Street Bridge. More than ½ the race will be downstream. Alternating heats by age group will be held. See Timeline for specific start times.

Saturday, June 2 / USMS Chattanooga Rat Race (Dixie Zone Championship) 4.5 Mile at 12 noon
Downstream swim from Rivermont Park to Market Street Bridge. Wet suits are allowed if water temperature is below 78 degrees, but wet suit wearers are not eligible for awards. There is a 3 hour time limit.

The USMS swimsuit and body tape rules will be in effect. These rules can be found on pages 71 and 72 of the 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming Rule Book. You can review the rules here

Swimmers may not make deliberate contact with craft or craft operators, due to the river current. Swimmers may rest on the shore without moving forward and then continue swimming. Swimmers may not walk or run on the shoreline.

Sunday, June 3 / Southern Zone 3K Pursuit Race at 8:55 a.m. (race is for USA Swimming All Star Teams only)
In-water start from the Girls Preparatory School (GPS) boat dock. Swimmers will start upstream and swim to a turn buoy and finish downstream under the Market Street Bridge. More than ½ the race will be downstream. Alternating heats by age group will be held. A timeline will be provided closer to date with specific start times.

Course maps can be found here.
Southern Zone Meet Information can be found here.
Southern Zone Events File can be downloaded here.

AWARDS
For the Southern Zone Championships, awards will be given for top eight in each age group for the 3K and 5K individual events. Awards will be given for the top 3 teams in each age group for the Pursuit Race.

For the Chattanooga Rat Race, awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female, and for 1st place in each age group. Age groups are in 10 year increments (18 – 29, 30 – 39, and so on).

No awards will be given for the 1K race.