Open Water Swimming

January 9, 2018

South Texas will be taking a team of 12-24 swimmers to the 2018 Open Water Festival in Ft. Myers, Florida, April 14-16.

The team will be selected based on the 2017/2018 Short Course season's distance events and age. Swimmers must have an AA time in the 500, 1000, or 1650 Freestyle to apply. Consideration will also be given to 2017 LC times as well as previous Open Water experience.


Apply Here

Once all applications are received and the team has been selected, you will receive more detailed information on the trip. If you have any questions, please email Tracey Spurgeon .



April 25, 2017

Below is the list of those selected to be a part of this year’s Open Water Zones in Seven Lakes, NC.

Congrats to you all. Look for information on Travel to be posted soon. You will be receiving an email from me soon with more detailed information regarding the trip. For those of you who applied, but were not selected this year, I highly encourage you to apply for any upcoming open water events. I will keep the website updated with upcoming races in the area.

Thank you all for your interest in Open Water and “Thinking outside the Black Line”.

Lea Nader
Emmalee Gettys
Nick Solis
Ethan Croley
Trisha Filimoehala
Kailey Biggs
Kaili Cuenca
Aspen Stallworth
Laney Skrobanek
Tristan Olstad
Ryan Woehrle
Shreyush Shankar
Corby Furrer
Jackson Stallworth
Mackenzie Hamlett
Trent Culbertson

Please submit payment of $350 to South Texas Swimming P.O. Box 592793, San Antonio, TX 78259 along with your completed paperwork. (Medical Consent, Code of Conduct, and Copy of Insurance Card).

All payments and paperwork due by April 30, 2017.



March 28, 2017

2017 Open Water Zones

Seven Lakes, NC June 2-4

South Texas will be taking a team of 12-16 swimmers ranging in ages from 11-18 to the 2017 Open Water Zones in Seven Lakes, NC. Coaches will select the 2017 Open Water Zones Team based on their ranking at the end of the 2016/2017 short course season, their age, and distance event. 2017 Long course distance events will also be taken into consideration.
(Note: Number of athletes will be based on travel budget)


  • Open 1K
  • Open Water Clinic
  • 2.5K (11/12)
  • 5K (13 & Up)
  • 3K Team Pursuit

For more information and to apply (Coaches and Athletes)

All South Texas Swimming Open Water information, including team selection information, is also located on the South Texas Swimming web site (

Deadline for application is April 23, 2017


Tracey Spurgeon – Open Water Chair