Open water swim added to the Lake Logan multi-sport line-up

The fast growing sport of Open Water Swimming has been added to the Lake Logan Multisport Festival held Aug. 4 and 5 at Lake Logan in Haywood County.

The open water event will be held on Sunday. The weekend’s events include a triathlon — with the triple combo of swimming, biking and running — as well as an aquathlon comprised of just swimming and running.

The Lake Logan Triathlon was first launched in 2006. It has grown from 180 participants in its first year to over 700 participants each of the last two years. There is now an international and sprint distance triathlon, the aquathlon, and now an open water swim.

The event organizer, Glory Hound Events, estimates the open water event will bring another 50 to 100 athletes.

The open water race will be 1,500 meters and is sanctioned by US Masters Swimming.

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