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Lowcountry Splash

Sat May 18, 2024 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 US Directions


6 Mile Swim

7:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Open to ages 10 - 95.

2.4 Mile Swim

7:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Open to ages 10 - 95.

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24 Patriots Point Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC US 29464


Where: Charleston, South Carolina.

When: Annually, in May or June. (Based upon the tides).

Distance: 2.4 Mile Open Water Swim along the Mount Pleasant shoreline or 6 Mile Open Water Swim starting at Daniel Island, crossing the Wando River and proceeding down the 2.4 Mile course.

Participants: 2018 Stats = 196 in the 5 Mile, 401 in the 2.4 mile. Age ranges from 10 years old to 82.

Start & Finish: Wet start at Hobcaw Yacht Club for the 2.4 mile Splash and wet start under the Wando Bridge on Daniel Island for the 6 mile Splash, followed by a wet finish at the Charleston Harbor Marina in front of the USS Yorktown for both Splashes.

Tides: Swimming with an outgoing tide.

Water Temp: 72-78 ℉.

The Lowcountry Splash is South Carolina's premier open water swim. The Splash began with the purpose of creating a unique open water swimming event in the Charleston area. The original goal was to have the swim go across the Charleston Harbor from Patriots Point to the Charleston Peninsula. With too many logistical nightmares, the race founders decided to make a go of the race at Trophy Lakes, a ski lake on Johns Island. After four successful years at Trophy Lakes, there was still a longing for something more challenging. The Splash moved to the Charleston Harbor in 2001.

Until 2012, the event was a 2.4 mile open water swim along the Mount Pleasant shoreline, swimming under the Cooper River Bridge and finishing at the Charleston Harbor Marina and Resorts in front of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. In 2002, the event was recognized as a winner of the Charleston Metro Sports Council sporting achievements. In 2013, we added a 5 mile Splash beginning at the Daniel Island Pier and proceeding across the Wando River, and then following the 2.4 course.

The Splash continues to grow in popularity attracting swimmers from 30 of 50 states and 3 countries. The 2005 Splash was cancelled race day morning due to inclement weather.


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