SOUTHERN ZONE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS TIMELINE - UPDATED 5/17

Thursday, May 31
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Swimmer Check-In at Outdoor Chattanooga

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Warm up available at McCallie School, if needed. Safety personnel will only be provided during official warm up periods and race times in the designated areas. Any swimming done outside of these times and areas is at your own risk.

Friday, June 1
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Warm up at Warner Park will be available. Safety personnel will only be provided during official warm up periods and race times in the designated areas. Any swimming done outside of these times and areas is at your own risk.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Packet pick up for Southern Zone participants at Outdoor Chattanooga. Nail check, athlete body marking, suit check and chip pick up will take place during this time.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Safety Briefing for Boaters, Kayakers and Officials at GPS Boat Dock

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tennessee River is open for warm ups at GPS Boat Dock. Safety personnel will only be provided during official warm up periods and race times in the designated areas. Any swimming done outside of these times and areas is at your own risk.

3:00 p.m - 3:45 p.m.
Southern Zone OW Championships Technical Meeting at GPS Boat Dock. All coaches must attend.

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Swimmers 1K race briefing at GPS Boat Dock

4:00 p.m.
Start of 1K Southern Zone Race 

  • 4:00 - 4:05 p.m. - 15 & Over Boys Race
  • 4:05 - 4:15 p.m. - 15 & Over Girls Race
  • 4:15 - 4:20 p.m. - 14 & Under Boys Race
  • 4:20 - 4:25 p.m. - 14 & Over Girls Race

Saturday,  June 2
6:30 a.m. - 6:50 a.m.
Southern Zone Race Safety Briefing for Boaters, Kayaks and Officials at GPS Boat Dock

6:45 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Tennessee River is open for warm ups at GPS Boat Dock. Safety personnel will only be provided during official warm up periods and race times in the designated areas. Any swimming done outside of these times and areas is at your own risk.

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Southern Zone Swimmers Pre-race Check (swim suit, chips, race ID, nails and body marking) 

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Race briefing for 3K swimmers in 11/12 age group at GPS Boat Dock

8:10 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Start of 3K for Boys 11/12 age group, followed by Girls 5 minutes later.

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Race briefing for 5K swimmers in Open & 15/16 age group at GPS Boat Dock

8:40 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Start of 5K for Boys in Open and 15/16 age groups, followed by Girls 5 minutes later.

9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Race briefing for 5K swimmers in 13/14 age group at GPS Boat Dock

9:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Start of 5K for Boys in 13/14 age group, followed by Girls 5 minutes later.

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Southern Zone Championship Awards for Individuals at Race Finish

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Southern Zone Coaches Social at Outdoor Chattanooga

Sunday, June 3
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Southern Zone Race Safety Briefing for Boaters, Kayakers and Officials at GPS Boat Dock

7:50 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Tennessee River is open for warm ups at GPS Boat Dock. Safety personnel will only be provided during official warm up periods and race times in the designated areas. Any swimming done outside of these times and areas is at your own risk.

8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Swimmers briefing at GPS Boat Dock

8:55 a.m. 
Team Pursuit Race starts. Teams will leave in 30 second intervals.

8:55 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. - 3K Boys 15 & Over
9:05 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - 3K Girls 15 & Over
9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. - 3K Boys 14 & Under
9:25 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. - 3K Girls 14 & Under

11:00 a.m. or 30 minutes after finish
Southern Zone Championship Awards for Teams at Race Finish