Course Descriptions

  • USMS Sprint-Distance Open Water Championship (one mile on a quarter-mile straightaway or open water course)
  • USMS 2-Mile Cable Open Water Championship (quarter-mile straightaway)
  • USMS Middle-Distance Open Water Championship (greater than 1 mile and less than or equal to 3 miles)
  • USMS Long-Distance Open Water Championship (greater than 3 miles and less than 6 miles)
  • USMS Marathon-Distance Open Water Championship (greater than or equal to 6 miles and less than 9 miles)
  • USMS Ultramarathon-Distance Open Water Championship (greater than or equal to 9 miles)

All-Star Recognition

The Long Distance Committee will be naming a Long Distance All Star team in 2021. To be considered for this recognition, a USMS member needs to complete a minimum of three Long Distance National Championship events in 2021: one ePostal National Championship, one Open Water National Championship (OWNC) and one additional event that may be either an ePostal or OWNC.