2023-2024 Events

Delaware State Championships

This event features an 1 mile swim, 1/2 mile swim, 1.5 mile swim, or an aquathlon of 1 mile swim and 2.2 mile run at the beautiful Newark Reservoir.

Located in Newark, DE

Date: 6/30/24

Open Water Series

French Creek Racing presents the first race of our series of 6 open water swimming races throughout the summer. Each race will be scheduled on Tuesday afternoon/evening with Thursday as a rain date.  For all dates, we are offering both a 800m and 1600m series option. Swimmers should be confident of their ability to swim 800/1600 meters in open water before entering.

Located in Norristown, PA

Dates:

River Day SwimFest and SwimRun

This event features our 5K, 1 mile, and 800m swim races, in addition to a SwimRun – 800m swim, 5K run, 800m swim. 2023 will be our 8th consecutive edition of this festival style event!

Located in Norristown, PA

Date: 8/10/24

Charles Bender Memorial Swim

Inspired by the memory of our dear friend, Charles Bender, this is our longest swim event, traversing the entire out and back length of the Valley Forge Watershed, from 422 at Valley Forge, to the Norristown Dam and back.  It also includes a relay division and a downriver 5K event.

Located in Norristown, PA

Date:8/30/24

Fall SwimFest at French Creek

This event will be held at Hopewell Lake at French Creek State Park. SwimFest event features our 5K, 1 mile, and 800m swim races, in addition to a SwimRun – 1600m swim, 5K run, & 5K Relay (3 x 1 mi).

Date: 9/29/24

Past Events

Rocky Gap SwimFest

The Rocky Gap SwimFest takes place at Lake Habeeb in Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, MD. It includes the following race distances: 750m, 1500m, & 2250m. For an extra challenge, race in all 3!

Located in Flintstone, MD

Date: 6/15/24

Swim Fest Luray

Swim Fest Luray is a Swim Competition that offers three race distances: 750m, 1500m, & 2250m. This swim competition features a fun and competitive open water swimming opportunity. You can combine distances as they will not overlap. Combining all three races will total 4,500 meters (2.8 miles). For those training for a Half Ironman, you can enter the 2,250 which is 1.4 miles. For those training for a Full Ironman you can enter the 1,500 and 2,250 for 2.33 miles or all three for 2.8 miles.

Location: Luray, VA

Date: 6/1/24

French Creek TriFest (Triathlon & SwimFest)

Race in our Triathlon on Saturday and stay overnight for our SwimFest on Sunday with open water swim races, a SwimRun, and a kids in our Splash and Dash! The French Creek Triathlon & SwimFest includes the following:

  • Sprint Triathlon
  • Olympic triathlon, including Aquabike, Relay division, and Athena/Clydesdale
  • Sprint and Olympic Duathlon
  • • Splash and Dash (adult and youth 11-18) – 250m swim, 1 mile run, (youth 10U) – 100m swim, 1 mile run
  • SwimFest – 800m, 1600m, and 5K swim events.

Elverson, PA

Date: 5/18/24 & 5/19/24

Betterton SwimFest

The Betterton SwimFest takes place at Betterton Beach, MD and has three event distances: 750m, 1500m, & 2250m (plus options to combine events for longer distance). Betterton Beach is located on Maryland’s eastern shore at the mouth of the Sassafras River.

Location: Betterton, MD

Date: 5/11/24

Ft. Ritchie Swim Fest has been moved to Betterton Beach on 5/11/24

Frozen Hare 2

This event features winter swim racing in an outdoor heated pool.  Virtual bike and run options available, weather permitting.

Date: 2/24/24

Frozen Hare

This event features winter swim racing in an outdoor heated pool.  Virtual bike and run options available, weather permitting.

Date: 12/16/23

Triathlon Club | French Creek Racing

Harvest Hare

This event features winter swim racing in an outdoor heated pool.  Virtual bike and run options available, weather permitting.

Date: 11/11/23

USMS Masters Swim Meet

Competitive pool meet with various events. All events will be seeded in the standard fashion, mixed by gender and age.  Heats seeded by seed time only.  The French Creek Masters Swim Meet is a USMS Recognized event and includes the following: 50s, 100s, and 200s of Fly. Back, Breast, and Free.  100 and 200 IM (Individual Medley), 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay.

Located in Broomall, PA

Date: 10/14/23

Fall SwimFest at French Creek

SwimFest event features our 5K, 1 mile, and 800m swim races, in addition to a SwimRun – 1600m swim, 5K run.

Located in Elverson, PA

Date: 10/1/23

Fall Triathlon Camp at French Creek

This tri camp includes swim/bike/run coaching, primitive cabin accommodations, home cooked meals, and sag support for designated bike rides.  You’ll have the option to stay at group camp after workouts to exchange war stories by the campfire.  Plus, you don’t need to lift a finger after a hard day of training.  We’ve got it all covered.

Located in Elverson, PA

Date: 9/28/23 – 10/1/23

Fall Tri Camp at French Creek | French Creek Racing

La Jolla Swim Camp

Join us for a challenging and exhilarating open water experience as we swim and explore one of the most idyllic settings on the Pacific Coast.

Our La Jolla Swim Camp will feature daily open water training sessions at the world-famous La Jolla Cove – arguably the “Mecca” of open water swimming on the West Coast. Training sessions will be customized to meet the needs of virtually any skill level – from the novice swimmer who can demonstrate some fundamental swim skills to the advanced competitor with an extensive open-water resume.

Highlights will include multiple daily ocean swims, a pool workout with skills workshop and an open water clinic lead by world-renowned marathon swimmer and escort, Dan Simonelli. Dan is the founder of Open Water Swim Academy and veteran of HUNDREDS of successful open water marathon swim expeditions.

La Jolla, CA

Date: 9/21/23 – 9/24/23

french creek racing open water swim camp 2022

Charles Bender Memorial Swim

Inspired by the memory of our dear friend, Charles Bender, this is our longest swim event, traversing the entire out and back length of the Valley Forge Watershed, from 422 at Valley Forge, to the Norristown Dam and back.  It also includes a relay division and a downriver 5K event.

Located in Norristown, PA

Date: 9/1/23

Open Water Series

French Creek Racing presents our series of 6 open water swimming races (800 meters each) throughout the summer.  2023 is our 12th edition of this summer classic.  Each race will be scheduled on Tuesday afternoon/evening with Thursday as a rain date.  Also includes: Virtual Triathlon, Virtual Duathlon, Virtual Aquabike, and Virtual 5K Races.

Located in Norristown, PA

Remaining Dates: 8/22

River Day SwimFest and SwimRun

This event features our 5K, 1 mile, and 800m swim races, in addition to a SwimRun – 800m swim, 5K run, 800m swim. 2023 will be our 8th consecutive edition of this festival style event!

Located in Norristown, PA

Date: 8/5/23

Delaware State Championships

This event features an 800m swim, 1600m swim, 1.5 mile swim, or an aquathlon of 1600m swim and 2.2 mile run at the beautiful Newark Reservoir.

Located in Newark, DE

Date: 7/15/23

French Creek SwimFest

Day 2 of the French Creek Triathlon Festival includes Splash and Dash (adult and youth) – 250m swim, 1 mile run. Open Water Swim events – 800m, 1600m, and 5K.

Elverson, PA

Date: 5/21/23

Cancellation policy:

Events/Camps/Clinics: No refunds.  14 days or more prior to an event, you may defer your entry fee toward another event, minus an administrative fee.

Training: Reservations made on Pike13 may be cancelled by the swimmer greater than 2 hours prior to the swim. Missed swims or cancelled swims within 2 hours will count toward your total swims in a given plan/package.