Rescheduled to August 6th Amesbury, MA 01913 US
Countdown to Race Day


1/2 Mile Swim

$55 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

1.2 Mile Swim

$55 8:45AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

2.4 Mile Swim

$55 8:35AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
1/2 Mile Swim & 2 Mile Trail Run

Adult Splash & Dash

$60 8:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Ages 7-15

Youth Splash & Dash

$40 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after August 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


80 High Street
Amesbury, MA US 01913


Details: The 9th Annual LandShark Swim and Splash & Dash has been rescheduled to take place at Lake Gardner on Sunday, August 6th. The event takes place in calm, protected waters just 45 min North of Boston in the charming City of Amesbury, MA.

Racing Categories:
1/2 Mile Swim, 1.2 Mile Swim, 2.4 Mile Swim
Splash & Dash
1/2 Mile Swim + 2 mile trail run 
Youth Splash and Dash 
100 meter swim + 1KM Run (ages 7-10)
200 meter swim + 2KM Run ( ages 11-15) 

Start Times: (Subject to change/participation dependent) 
08:00AM - Youth Splash & Dash 
08:30AM - Adult Splash & Dash 
08:35AM  - 2.4 Swimmers 
08:45AM - 1.2 Swimmers
09:00AM - 1/2 Mile Swimmers 

Swim Fees:
$40 through 2/28
$50 through 4/30
$55 through 7/31
$60 through 8/5
$65 on Race Day
*No shirt option - $ave $5 on your entry fee

Adult Splash & Dash Fees:
$45 through 2/28
$55 through 4/30
$60 through 7/31
$65 through 8/5
Race Day: $70
*No shirt option - $ave $5 on your entry fee

Youth Splash & Dash Fees: *Doesn't include the $10 youth annual membership fee
$25 through 2/28
$35 through 4/30
$40 through 8/5
Race Day: $45

Course Details: All swim distances will be setup as an out and back, which has been received well by athletes! The 1.2 mile swim distance will take you .6 miles out from Lake Gardner Beach to a turnaround buoy about 75 yards from Battis Farm. Endurance swimmers completing the 2.4 mile swim will complete this out and back course, twice. The cutoff time is 2 hours for the 2.4 mile swim. 

Adult Splash & Dash Details: Athletes will begin with a 1/2 mile swim, followed by a 2 mile trail run through the Lake Gardner Trail System.  Shoes are required, as a portion of it is a rooty trail. Transition will be stationed at the Lake Gardner Beach.

Youth Splash & Dash Details: Youth between the ages of 7-15 are eligible to participate in this 2023 USAT Youth sanctioned event. This event is apart of the 2023 youth series. USAT sanctioning is required for this event which requires a $10 annual membership fee in addition to race fees.  More details coming soon. 

Age Compliance for Swim Categories: Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in either the 1/2 or 1.2 mile swim. No youth under 15 is eligible to participate in the 2.4 mile swim. 

Award Categories 
Top 3 M/F Wetsuit in each swim distance - 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Non-Wetsuit in each swim distance - 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Adult Splash & Dash 
Finisher Medals for all Youth Splash & Dash participants
No Double Dipping

Event Swag: All athletes registered by 7/1 will receive a cozy custom event t-shirt. All swimmers will receive a custom Zone3 latex swim cap. If you are allergic to latex please bring your own cap. 

Post Event: You will have several packaged food items to choose from. Hot and iced coffee will be available for swimmers. For those of you who are 21+ and would like a cold beer after your swim, that will be available to you. We encourage you to head downtown Amesbury where there are several restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out. Market Street Bakehouse if you are looking for a coffee, The Morning Buzz Cafe for breakfast, or Crave Brasserie & Wine Bar for lunch! 

Category Rules/Regulations:
No floaties, snorkels, fins or hand paddles are allowed.

Special Details and Information:
There will be plenty of kayakers, paddleboarders, emergency boats in the water for athlete safety.
In the event there is not enough interest in any one of the categories listed above, event organizers reserve the right to change/cancel or modify the category. In this case, refunds and transfers are eligible.

Distance or Category Changes: If you do change your mind about the category or distance you pre-registered for please email in advance or notify someone at race day registration. A change fee may apply. 

Weather Policy: Races are held rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend.  In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration.

Race Refunds & Event Cancellations: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a defer and transfer policy for FREE up to a certain date for all High5EM events. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a small fee for administration purposes. See online registration for date eligibility.

Questions/Contact: Email  

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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