SOUTHERN ZONE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS TIMELINE - UPDATED 6/1 WITH NEW LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Due to extreme rain all week, TVA has declared the Tennessee River a flood zone through the weekend. Since it is unsafe to race in, we are moving the event to Chester Frost Park in Hixson, TN, but are canceling the 1K Friday night.
The new race location is Chester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Circle North, Hixson, TN 37343, about 25 minutes from Coolidge Park. The swim will be in a rectangular course, approximately 1800 yards per loop. 3K will swim 2 loops, 5K will swim 3 loops.
Several things have changed, so please take note of the timelines below:
9:00 am to 10:30 am Warm-up at Warner Park
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Check In at Outdoor Chattanooga. Nails and suits will be checked at this time. It will really help us out if you get this taken care of Friday and not wait until Saturday.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – warm up at Chester Frost Park (weather permitting)
Saturday Timeline (all at Chester Frost Park):
8:30 am to 9:30 am – Nail and suit check, if not done Friday
9:45 am to 10:15 am – warm up
10:15 am – Swimmer Meeting
10:30 am – Race Start (3K)
11:30 am - Race Start (5K)
2:30 pm – Lunch and Awards
Sunday Timeline (Chester Frost Park):
8:00 am to 8:30 am – Warm up
8:30 am – Swimmer Meeting
8:40 am – Race Start (Pursuit Race)
We really do apologize for having to change the course and know it is going to inconvenience some. But safety is our first priority and there is no other option rather than canceling the entire event. We appreciate your understanding.