Beautiful Race Day Weather Forcast. -Sunny 80, 9mph SSW winds. On Site registration is available!
  • Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Location: Manteo, NC
  • Start Time: 8:30 AM
  • Distance: 500m, 1K, 2K, 2K SUP, 1K Prone
  • Registration Closes: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

Race Description

Join the OBX Swim club for the 2nd annual open water swim race. New to the event this year is a Stand Up Paddle Board Race and a Prone event.

Event Info

There will be a 2 kilometer swim, a 1 kilometer swim, a 500 meter swim, 1K Prone event and a 2 kilometer Stand Up Paddle Board race offered to individuals age 11 and up. The races will be held at the Ole Swimming Hole, a public swimming area maintained by the Dare County Parks and Recreation, outside Manteo, N.C. in the Croatan Sound. This area is not open to the ocean, and not affected by ocean tides or ocean waves. This swimming location is more comparable to an open lake swim. There may be some small waves depending on the direction of the wind. The start and finish will be from a sandy beach area. The course for the 1 kilometer and 2 kilometer swims,1K prone event, and 2K SUP will be a 1-kilometer triangle-shaped course approximately 350 meters by 300 meters by 350 meters. The course for the 500 meter swim will be a shorter triangle-shaped course approximately 200 meters by 100 meters by 200 meters. This swimming location is very safe and has been used for the swim leg and transition area for the Outer Banks triathlons for many years.

Safety for the event will be provided by ocean lifeguards from the lifeguard companies serving Corolla, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head with assistance from the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Marine Fisheries.

  • Date: July 6, 2014
  • Location: Ole Swimming Hole, 410 Airport Rd., Manteo, NC 27954
  • Time: 8:30 AM First event race starts. Please check-in 45mins prior to your first event, click the red events and schedule tab for more information on individual event check- in
  • Event Distances: 500m, 1k and 2k, 2K SUP, 1K Prone


$30 first event, $10 second event, $5 each additional event. Fees include one event cap, t-shirt and athlete hospitality.


Youth – 11-14, 15-18
Adult – 19- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

– A special Mermaid and King Neptune award will be given to the swimmer that swims the most events with the fastest combined time.

Paddle Prizes
Overall Male
Overall Female

*Race day registration WILL be available

*The event will be held rain or shine.

All proceeds benefit the OBX swim club. The OBX Swim club is a youth non-profit swim team dedicated to the sport of competitive swimming. The goal of the Club is to offer a quality swim program that allows each athlete the opportunity to excel as an individual within a team. For more information on this USA Swim sanctioned swim team visit our website : OBX Swim Club

Policies and Refunds

REFUND POLICY: Entries are non-refundable and cannot be transferred from person to person.