Mission Statement: Florida Swimming serves the competitive swimming community by providing
an environment where our members can achieve their greatest dreams, in and out of the pool.

Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Inclusion, Excellence, Supportive, Leadership

Vision: Dream, Believe, and Achieve

LSC Contacts:

Florida Swimming Office
Address: 214 E. Washington St., Suite B 
Minneola, FL 34715
Ph:  352-242-5145
Fax:  352-242-5245

Executive Director:  Vanessa Brewer E-mail
Adminstrative Assistant: Ellen Earley E-mail
Webmaster: Don Henshaw E-mail

Florida Swimming Open Water Information


Open water swimming reached a new level of international exposure by becoming an official event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Open water swimming offers the purest form of racing, where athletes are racing against their fellow competitors and not the clock. Race strategies, along with the conditions, are constantly changing which makes adaptability a key skill. Each race varies in length and course design, especially at the local level. USA Swimming’s Zone Championships feature a 5K and our national and international level events feature a 5K, 7.5K, 10K, and a 25K.


EDUCATION: Tips and safety information.

EVENT MANAGEMENT:  Getting started,  Sanctioning, Templates, Officials, and Rules.

GEAR ESSENTIALS:  Are you unsure what to bring to an open water race? Below is a list of essentials for open water swimming. Depending on the type of race, length, and venue some or all these items may be required. 

Open Water Links

USA Swimming Open Water

Open Water News from Swimmingworld.com

Open Water Source

U.S. Open Water Swimming

10k Swim.com