COOGS take Open Water Championships By Storm

This Sunday, over 40 COOG athletes will take part in the Gulf Open Water Championships hosted by Rice University. This is the largest participation ever by COOGS and we are looking forward to having a great time. Below is all the information. Please be aware that the weather will be a little cooler than it has been, so please be sure to bring extra warm clothes if needed.

We would also like to invite everyone join the coaches for a little after meet celebration at IHOP in Pearland after the meet has concluded. We are looking forward to a great season and it is a great place to feed those hungry swimmers after the meet. The address is: 3110 Silverlake Village Dr. Pearland, TX 77584. It is only 10 minutes away and very convenient from Twin Lakes.


2013 Gulf Open Water Swimming Championships

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Hosted by Rice Aquatics Masters and Rice University at Twin Lakes


Twin Lakes Scuba Park is a 31 acre aquifer fed lake. It is located on Highway 6 just 1.8 miles east of Texas 288 in Manvel, TX. 77578. Please note that Twin Lakes charges $5 per vehicle into the park.



All swimmers must check in with the clerk of course. All swimmers will be numbered by clerk of course for identification. Each swimmer must be numbered 30 minutes prior to the start of their race.




USMS 8:00 AM, 2.5 K Open Water Swim, check in 7:00-7:45 am.


USAS event schedule as follows:

1. 9:30 am, 800 meter swim, check in 8:00 am to 9:00am,

2. 10:00 am, 1 mile swim, check in 8:00 am to 9:30 am

3. 11:00 am, 2 mile swim, check in 8:00 am to 10:30 am

All USA swimmers will be started at the scheduled start time. Staggered starts by age or sex may be used at the discretion of the meet referee dependent upon the number of swimmers entered in each event. There will be pre-race instructions given 10 minutes prior to each race.


T-shirt: Any color COOGS team shirt. Please show your COOG team spirit!