Open Water


Safety is of critical importance during all open water events and training.  Inland Northwest Masters would like to support all individuals who want to participate in open water swimming – as a competitor, event director, and/or safety coordinator.  We have compiled several documents related to open water and open water safety that can be accessed below. The Open Water Swimming Dictionary (pdf) published by Steven Munatones provides important understanding of terminology. Valuable information can be accessed in these documents and we encourage all to review.

United States Masters Swimming:

United States Lifesaving Association:

USA Swimming:

USA Triathlon:


Japan International Open Water Swimming Association:

British Swimming:

Open Water Events

CAST Classic

Steve Omi Swim

Mile High Mile Swim

Sandpoint Long Bridge Swim

Lake Chelan 1.5 Mile Swim