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NOTE for 2017: Arkansas Masters Swim Club members receive a $20 discount on their entry. Email for more information.


Event Description:

The Great Ozark Open Water Swim Festival powered by GPP Everyman Series takes place in the scenic Ozark Mountains in beautiful Beaver Lake. Thank you to our Event Sponsors Munson Chiropractic and Arkansas Masters Swim Club. This open water swim festival offers 4 distances for all level of swimmers! 1k, 2k 5k, and 10k. We will also have a 10k relay. NEW THIS YEAR: Kids Swim-A-Thon on Friday evening at GPPfitNWA in Bentonville, AR The 1k, 2k, and 5k will be Saturday, May 27 at Hickory Creek The 10k and 10k relay will be Sunday May 28 at Hickory Creek Hickory Creek Park sits along the vast shores of Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, offering spacious and sunny campsites and an abundance of recreational activities.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the development of youth swimming. For all you Triathletes, the answer is YES it will be wetsuit legal as long as the water temperature on race morning fall within the USAT Wetsuit Rules

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Ozark Open Water Swim

Think you are up for a little swim?  Dream Big Baby and splash with us at the Great Ozark Open Water Swim Festival.  


  • Kids' pool swim-a-thon on Friday (5/26) at GPPfitNWA
  • 4 leg 10k relay swim on Sunday (5/28)

Courses: 1k, 2k, 5k, or 10k


  • Kids' pool swim-a-thion
  • Individual 1k, 2k, 5k or 10k
  • 4 leg team. Distances to swim will be: 5k, 2k, 2k, and 1k (in that order)

Event DATE: May 26-28 2017

Event TIME: 

  • Friday: 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am
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Ozark Open Water Swim Festival - CANCELED

May 26-28 2017

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Insurance Sponsor

Registration is CLOSED

Entry fee information is listed within the registration site at the link below:

Online registration is limited to swimmers 12 years old and up.  Swimmers ages 10-11 years old will be entered on a individual basis upon review by the Race Director for Ozark Open Water Swim. Contact

EVERYONE must sign a waiver online or at Packet Pick Up​​

​​​​​​​Who Benefits  

Swim teams of Northwest Arkansas to further the development of youth swimming



2614 SE Jst

Bentonville AR


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Hickory Creek Park on Beaver Lake

Hickory Creek Road - Marina

Lowell, AR  72745

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Packet Pick up Info:

  • No Race Day registration, however you can register at packet pick up
  • You must have your I.D.
  • Date: May 26
  • Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm 
  • Location: GPPfitNWA - 2614 SE J St Bentonville, AR 72712

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