Read the official press release about the 2024 USMS Open Water Nationals locations. More details will be posted as they become available.

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)

The USMS Long Distance Committee is still accepting bids from event hosts for the other Open Water National Championship distances. Contact the Long Distance Committee Chair for details.