The Catfish Open Water Swim will be held at Chesbro Reservoir and gives swimmers and triathletes a chance to swim (legally) in one of California's scenic reservoirs. This event is ideal for an open water swim, offering clean water and beautiful surroundings on a warm summer day! Fresh fruit, burritos and other great gourmet food will be served from our local sponsors. This open water swim creates an athlete experience everyone loves to enjoy!
Registration opens October 1st, 2013!
Registration Includes: Distances: 500 yards, 1.2 Miles, and 2.4 Miles Branded swim cap - Custom event branded t-shirt - Custom finishers chamios - Race day announcer - Race results posted on race day - Great music
All swims are deep water start and will go off in the following waves above.
Courses will all be counter clockwise in direction and will follow the large yellow and orange neon buoys around the 500 yard, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile courses.
The large yellow buoys will be major turns on the 1.2 and 2.4 mile courses. The 2 mile participants will complete the course twice and all 1 and 2 mile swims will finish on the boat ramp.
The 500 yard youth swimmers will have a course marked with smaller orange buoys and each major turn will be a muscle milk orange buoy and lifeguards directing participants arond each of the two turns. This swim will finish on the boat ramp as well.
1.2 & 2.4 Mile Swim Course - 500 yard Swim Course - Click on the link below to view the course map:
This race will be timed using chip transpoders. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete's responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race, if you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed!.
The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip, our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you the athlete must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racers responsibility to make sure if you cannot attend the race that the chip will be returned within 7- business days to USA Productions LLC.
Parking & Directions
Parking Details: Parking is prohibited in all turnouts along Oak Glen Avenue near Chesbro Reservoir. We have setup school buses that will run to and from Chesbro based on the following schedule.There will be limited parking in and around the Chesbro Reservoir parking lot if you arrive early. We recommend that people try to ride bikes to the reservoir, we will have bike racks available when you arrive.The offsite parking lot is 4 miles from Chesbro Reservoir.
Offsite Parking Address:
Community Recreation Center (CRC) 171 W Edmundson Ave Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Driving Directions to Chesbro Reservoir:
From San Francisco and the Peninsula: Take 280 or 101 South towards San Jose. Take Highway 85 South towards Gilroy. Take the Bernal Road exit and make a Right hand turn. Proceed straight on Bernal. Left on Santa Teresa. Right on Bailey. At the top of Bailey, make a Left on McKean Road. Follow McKean Road for 10 miles. McKean Road turns into Uvas Road. Do not turn, proceed straight. Turn left on Oak Glen Rd and Chesbro Reservoir will be on your right hand side.
From the East Bay: Take 680 towards San Jose, then get on 101 South towards Los Angeles. Take the Bernal Road exit. Turn Right on Bernal Road. Left on Santa Teresa. Right on Bailey. At the top of Bailey, make a Left on McKean Road. Turn Left on McKean Road. Follow McKean Road for 10 miles. McKean Road turns into Uvas Road. Do not turn, proceed straight. Turn left on Oak Glen Rd and Chesbro Reservoir will be on your right hand side.
From the South (Hwy. 101): Take Highway 101 North to San Martin. Exit on San Martin. Proceed West to Business 101 North turn Right and proceed North about 2.5 miles to Watsonville Road. Turn Left on Watsonville Road. Proceed about 5 miles and turn Right on Uvas Road. Turn right on Oak Glen Rd and Chesbro Reservoir will be on your right hand side.
From the South (I5): Take I 5 North to 152. Exit West and proceed to Highway 101 in Gilroy. Enter 101 North and proceed North about 2.5 miles to Watsonville Road. Turn Left on Watsonville Road. Proceed about 5 miles and turn Right on Uvas Road. Turn right on Oak Glen Rd and Chesbro Reservoir will be on your right hand side.
For camping or directions call the Santa Clara County Parks campgrounds at UVAS Reservoir: (408) 779-9232 or (408) 358-3741.