RACE ON AUGUST 29 is cancelled  due to COVID 19

Event Options

  • ½ mile swim | $25

  • 1.2 mile swim | $40

  • 2.4 mile swim | $50

  • 2.4 mile swim Relay - 2 Swimmers | $80

  • Sign up for the series | 20% off

Event Details

Saturday May 16th, 2020


The 3rd Annual Sand Key OWS Series will consist of 3 races, of which this is the 1st:

  • March 7th, 2020

  • May 16, 2020

  • August 29, 2020


Join us at beautiful Sand Key Park for Open Water races of various distances. If you are an experienced open water swimmer, a pool swimmer looking for a new challenge, or training for a 70.3 or 140.6, you will enjoy the challenge and the beauty of Sand Key Park. Come out and swim with some of the best swimmers in the Tampa Bay Area. If you are new to the OWS sport and would like to participate in this event, we designed the ½ mile distance event. 


Race entry includes:

  • Swim Caps to all Athletes,  provided by our sponsor Zone3

  • Post-race swim party with refreshments and food.

Swim Time Limit:

You must be able to swim the course within the time limit. Water Safety will pull all swimmers at the discretion of race director.

  • ½ mile time limit is 0:45:00

  • 1.2 Miles time limit is 1:30:00

  • 2.4 Miles time limit is 2:15:00

You must be able to swim within the time limit to enter the swims. Need training? Leo Briceno offers open water swimming on Thursdays at Sand Key Park at 6pm. Please do not hesitate to give Leo a call anytime on 727-455-0748.

Day of Race:

Event day update. We will be at Shelter #1h. Parking available in the lot in front of the shelter. Restrooms also available. We will provide a parking pass for you at check-in. Please check in before paying for parking.

There will be No day of race registration.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is MAY 14TH AT MIDNIGHT for the May 16th race, March 5th for the March 7th race, and August 27th for the August 29th race. No exceptions.

Packet Pick Up


Attention - There is a new pre race packet pickup location at the Zone3 US store, one of our sponsors, for the entire Series. Packet pick up hours ours are 3-6pm, Monday through Friday, before the race. Address: 15371 ROOSEVELT BLVD, SUITE 100 CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33760.

Race day packet pick is from 7-7:45am, at Sand Key Park, Shelter #1, with rest rooms available. 

Event Schedule 


  • May 11th-15th | 3-6pm | Packet pickup @Zone3 US store

  • May 16th | 7-7.45am | Packet pickup @Sand Key Park, Shelter #1

  • May 16th | 8:03am | 1.2 miles Solo

  • May 16th | 8:00am | 2.4 mile Solo

  • May 16th | 8:03am | 2.4 mile Relay - 2 swimmers

  • May 16th 8:05am | 1/2mile Solo


Award Categories


  • ½ Mile - First overall male/female

  • 1.2 Mile - First overall male/female

  • 2.4 Mile - First overall male/female

  • 2.4 Mile Relay - First overall male/female/mixed

  • First in each age category starting with 14 and under up to 80+ In 5-year increments


Refund Policy 


The event management reserves the right to cancel the race  or move to a later time in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fees.

Event Waiver

In consideration of this entry, I, for myself, my heirs, devises, executors, administrators and assigns hereby waive, release and discharge any and all Claims against OWS Crosstraining with Leo, Design Sports LLC, Pinellas County Parks Dept. Pinellas county, A Political Subdivision of the State of Florida, Pinellas County Sheriffs Dept. or organizations, sponsoring or conducting this event, or their employees, representatives, or successors, for any and all damages or injuries I may suffer.  I hereby grant permission for the free use of my name and picture in any broadcast, brochure or account of this event. INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER THESE ACTIVITIES:  BABY JOGGERS, ANIMALS,IPODS/HEADSETS. By completing this event registration, both you and OWS Crosstraining with Leo, LLC and Design Sports LLC agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Florida, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to this event registration, this Agreement and Waiver, the Terms of Use or other use of the Florida Race Place sites. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Design Sports LLC resides in the courts of the State of Florida and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Florida in connection with any dispute including any claim involving OWS Crosstraining with Leo, LLC and  Design Sports LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. I must present a photo I.D. to receive my race packet. The race management team reserves the right to accept or reject all entry forms. OWS Sand Key reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fees.