2023 Open Water Zones Info

Terrell Woods

2023 Open Water Zones

DECLARATION TO PARTICIPATE in OW Zones deadline is APRIL 7, 2023, for swimmers who competed in Open Water Nationals in 2022.

The application deadline for all other swimmers who are interested in OW Zones is  April 8, 2023

The FGC Open Water Zone Team will be selected based on a Tiered Selection. Criteria can be found here.

Swimmer Application Process: The 2023 Southern Zone Open Water Swimmer Application Process is now open! - Updated 3/31

All applications will be electronic. 

  • There will be an application fee of $1 charged to a credit card at the time of Declaration/Application.  If the swimmer is not accepted to the team, the $1 will be refunded to the card on file the week of April 15th. 
  • This is an FGC team travel trip, and the balance of $500 will be charged to the card on file when the swimmer is accepted to the FGC Open Water Zone Team.
  • The Declaration to participate deadline for swimmers who raced in the 2022 OW Nationals is April 7, 2023, at 6 pm.  All other swimmers interested in being considered for the FGC OW Zone Team must apply by April 8, 2023, at 3 pm. No late applications will be taken.
  • Alternates will be considered through 6th place to fill open spots.  Then USA Swimming power points for the 1650/1500 will be used to fill any remaining spots.  The higher power points number of the two races (1650/1500) will be used to determine the order of qualification.  Applications must be submitted on time.


We are pleased to announce the FGC 2023 All-Star Coaching Staff. Congratulations!

Coach Application

Head Coach -TBD

Assistant Coaches - TBD


The 2023 Southern Zone Open Water Championships will be held at Lake Echo, Seven Lakes (West End), NC 27376  on June 2-4,2023.

The Competition: The competition begins with check-in on Friday, June 2nd from 3:30-7 PM. All swimmers are expected to participate in both Saturday and Sunday events.

Team/Swimmer Schedule: The details of the trip will be filled in as the event gets closer.  Remember this is team travel and FGC has secured flights, hotel, and transportation already for the swimmers and coaches. 

  • Depart from MIAMI to Charlotte at 8:09 am
  • Return to FORT LAUDERDALE landing at 6:47 pm
  • Reason for 2 different airports - We avoid leaving very early and landing very late by splitting airports.  COACHES - Please Do NOT leave your car at the airport; please carpool.
  • Bus transportation while in NC

Hotel Information:  Coming soon