2018 Del Valle Open Water Festival


 USMS Awards

5km/10km Swim - Medals will be given to the first 3 finishers in each sex/age in the Category 1 (non-wetsuit division) (19-24, 25-29, etc).

Category 2 (Wetsuit Division): Medals will be given to the first 3 men and the first 3 women in the wetsuit division in each race.

USAS Awards

Medals will be given to the first 3 finishers in each sex/age in the non-wetsuit division (11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18) of the 10k and 5k swims.

Race Start/Cutoff Times

The 10k swim starts at 8:00 A.M. / 5k swim begins at 8:10 A.M. There will be one wave for the 10km and one wave for the 5km race. Race start times are approximate. Registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 A.M.  The waves will be denoted by different color caps and start 10 minutes apart.

  ******Cutoff Times****** 

Cutoff time will be 11:30 A.M. for both races.  10k swimmers not passing turn buoy 6 after their third lap 2 1/2 hours from the start will be directed to swim to shore from turn buoy 6 and disqualified.


Warm-up in designated roped in swim area only–swimming outside of this area for warm up will result in disqualification.



Preliminary results for races will be posted on site 30 min after the last swimmer in the 10k race finishes. Official results will be posted on and   


Expected water temperature: 67-73 degrees. Each course is patrolled by safety craft. Participants should be adequately trained for open water swims of this length. Previous experience in similar water conditions is highly recommended. All swimmers must wear the provided swim cap and follow all USMS rules. 

Registration Deadlines

Online registration for the 10k closes 11:59PM on 6/1/18 when race participant limit is reached.

Online registration for the 5k closes 11:59PM on 6/7/18 or when race participant limit is reached.

Online processing fee of $5.00 waived on all online entries prior to 11:59PM on 5/9/18. 

2017 Results

5k Age Group 

5k Overall

10k Age Group

10k Overall

2016 Results

5k Age Group

5k Overall 

10k Overall

10k Age Group

2015 Results

5k Age Group  

10k Age Group

5k Overall 

10k Overall

Race Participation Limit

Race participant entries for the 5k and 10k combined is limited to 350 total swimmers. Online and race day registration for both races will be closed when this limit is met.  



Entry Fees

Pre-race   -   $75 

Race day registration  -  5k only  $85  

10k must be pre-entered by 6/1/18) 

No race day registration for 10k

T-shirt  -  $10 Pre-Order by 5/25

- Limited Quantities available race day for $15


The 10k race will be four loops of a 2.5 k course.  The 5k race will be two loops. A feeding station will be provided in the water at the 2.5k marker (start buoys) with water, electrolyte replacement and energy gel.  Individual escort kayaks are not allowed.