The Knoxville Open Water Swimmers (KOWS) have only been swimming the lakes and rivers of East Tennessee for a little over a year, and they're already organizing a race.
The inaugural Bridges to Bluffs 10K and 10K Relay swims will take place September 17th, 2017 in downtown Knoxville. The race starts by jumping off the Star of Knoxville riverboat, and continues along the downtown waterfront under several historic bridges, finishing downstream opposite several hundred foot bluffs in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood.
Race organizers Jack McAfee, Blaik Ogle and Jessi Ringer talk about some of the unique features of the race, the process of getting certified by US Masters Swimming, and talk about a special offer for the first 50 signups.
Bridges to Bluffs takes place four weeks before the infamous "Swim the Suck" in Chattanooga, a 10-mile event hosted by the Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (COWS..hmm wonder where the KOWS got the idea).
Check out the Bridges to Bluffs Facebook page for updates throughout the summer!