2021 OW Zone Team

Open Water Zone Team Qualifier Update 05.06.21

The 2021 Southern Zone Open Water Championships will be held in Chattanooga, TN from June 4 - 6.

Selection: Athletes for the Open Water Zone Team are chosen through an application process. The age groups eligible to apply are 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and Open. There will be four boys and four girls in each age group selected. Anyone who is 19 and older and/or not currently in high school is welcome to apply for the Open age group but will be asked to travel on their own if qualified. Age group is based off of swimmer's age on the last day of the competition year (December 31, 2020). View all selection criteria under

This year's trip to Chattanooga, TN will be $300 per athlete. This years OW Zones will be parent travel.

To apply for this years OW Zones

Race Information

1. Attached to this video is an aerial view of the race course. It is the same course we had last time but we will only do 2 laps in the race. We will parell the shore past the yellow and green play structure to the mouth of the inlet. We will turn right and not head into the inlet on the video. We will parell the other side of the shore until we get even with the boat ramp. We will make a right turn and head to the boat ramp / start area. 
2. We will have a zoom coaches and officials briefing on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. with the swimmers and officials. Once we receive the Zoom link, it will be sent out to all swimmers and parents. 
3. The race info and start times are posted on the website chattanoogaswimfest.org.
4. The weather is calling for rain after we had 10 days of sun and 90 + degree weather. I hope they are just afternoon showers on the weekend.

Zone Team Contact: Sydney Pepper, [email protected]

Hotel: None


Departure Date: June 3rd

Congratulations to those selected for the 2021 GA Swimming Open Water Team!

Good luck in Chattanooga!

11-12 GIRLS   11-12 BOYS
Clara Bland GCAT   Daniel Gudgin WOLF
Mallorie Moore Wolf   Alexander Cooksey DAQ
Eleen Fang GCAT   Gavin Halusic GOLD
13-14 GIRLS   13-14 BOYS
Gwyneth Beam GOLD   Ryder Racinelli GCAT
Katie Ward WOLF   Lewis Potter GOLD
Addison Clark GOLD   Asher Cooper WOLF
Celeste Retana SPAC   Ethan Dibkey GCAT
15-16 GIRLS   15-16 BOYS
Reese Benton DYNA   Luke Watkins USAC
Sarah Feild DYNA   Aiden Browne SPAC
ansley halbach ABSC   Kadin Dibkey GCAT
Rachel Todebush SPAC   Simon Casey ABSC
Nika Shekastehband ASL   Keegan Privett SPAC
Annalia Jansons GOLD   Darden Snipes SEGA
Emma Jones DAQ   William Iglar GOLD
Katharine Alsobrook SPAC   William Smith SPAC