Grab your goggles and head to the Catawba River for Swim the Ford, Tuck Fest’s open water swimming race. Named after the Tuckaseegee Ford, this race will feature a sprint triathlon distance (.75k) and an Olympic triathlon distance (1.5k) near the flatwater dock. The shorter distance will be a single lap format, while the longer distance will be two laps.
This race is not intended for recreational swimming (ie: playing in the water), and swimmers should be confident in their own abilities as this is a self-assisted race. In order to participate, swimmers are required to bring their own brightly colored swim cap.