Race Day Details for July 14, 2018

All swimmers that raise more than $500 will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a Vasa Trainer Pro.

Vasa training plan


  • 10k Relay (Teams of 3-5 swimmers) 
  • 10k individual swim
  • 5k individual swim
  • 1k individual Swim (New!)

swimmer qualifications

  1. In good health capable of making the swim distance
  2. Strong enough swimmer to hold a consistent pace (based on 100 yards) of 1:50 or better
  3. Committed to supporting our veterans and designated charities
  4. Each relay team will have at least 3 swimmers and no more than 5.

Commitment Qualifications

  • Each swimmer has to raise at least $500 to participate. (Registration fee included)
  • A relay team of 3 has to raise at least $1,500.
  • A team of 4 has to raise at least $2,000.
  • A team of 5 has to raise at least $2,500.

Recognition & Awards

  • Each qualified registered swimmer in all divisions and distances will in addition to earning the right to race will receive a gift bag, access to the swimmers tent with food and drink, access to the Navy SEAL demonstration and an event T-shirt (guaranteed if you register by June 25th).
  • The top overall fundraising relay team will get special recognition, have their own support boat and kayaker (no sharing with other teams) provided by event organizers and will have a SEAL swim on their team with them.
  • The top fundraising individual swimmer will also get special recognition.

  • Official Swim With A Mission Awards will be presented to the top will be presented to the top 3 Relay Team Finishers.

USAT wetsuit Rules

  • USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower.

  • USAT rules also state that if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards.
  • If the water temperature is 84 degrees or above, participants may not wear wetsuits.

Swim route

  • All swim races will begin and end at Wellington State Park.
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Bring your family and friends to support you!

Swimmer registration will close July 1st and T-shirts will only be guaranteed
to those that register by June 25th.

Don’t know how you could improve on something that was perfect. Count me in for next year. Can’t wait. THANK YOU for all YOU BOTH DO.
— Linda Cirurso
Hi Phil,

I am in the car on my phone and want to write you and Julie and the whole team a book of thank you’s but my thumbs would cramp and typos would be galore, so I will do my best being concise.

Thank you for dreaming of and executing an amazing day. I keep thinking of everything I loved from the start of the day as an athlete. Athlete food table, coffee, ample bathrooms, so many volunteers, and more. The SEAL presence pre race started the day in the right direction, bag piper was a solid touch and the timing system, hooray! The print out even better!

We got lucky at the last minute with our kayaker not wanting to do 10miles and we ended up with a GEM named Ann. We also ended up stealing a NEMS boat in the confusion of our start and the Locks were more than impressive. The course map on board was referenced consistently throughout the day. Buoys were great too!

Get some rest and enjoy the success of the event!
— Stacy Sweetser