Join Knoxville Open Water Swimmers every Thursday evening from April – October for an hour long swim. Swim is an upstream 30-45 minutes then return to the dock. Water temps in April- mid 50s and typically increase 2° a week until mid 70s in late September. Wetsuits are allowed. Must be able to swim at least 2000m in open water and be comfortable with river conditions. Free. Meets at Suttree Landing Park but check Facebook for any location changes.
Swimmers must be covered under USMS membership to join KOWS swims. NO EXCEPTIONS. Join or Renew online. Want to try it out first? Click here for a trial membership for first timers.
Pilots: we have access to paddle boards and kayaks with advance notice. We encourage folks with their own watercraft to join us. Pilot briefing at 6 p.m. followed by swimmers briefing.
Afterwards, swimmers cover pilots for beer/food.