Pure Austin Quarry Lake kicks off open water swim series

Swimmers compete in last summer's open water swim series at Pure Austin Quarry Lake. Photo courtesy Pure Austin Fitness
Swimmers compete in last summer’s open water swim series at Pure Austin Quarry Lake. Photo courtesy Pure Austin Fitness

Time to stick your toes in the lake, swimmers.

Open-water swimming season kicks off this weekend at Pure Austin Quarry Lake, 4210 West Braker Lane. The fitness center will host three event series – the Distance Swim Challenge, the Open Water Race series and the Splash & Dash series.

A kick-off party is set for 9-11 a.m. April 2, with relays, wetsuit demos and giveaways.

The first swim in the Distance Swim Challenge starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2. This month, athletes will swim one 750-meter loop of the quarry course. Each month through October, they’ll swim an additional lap. Races will take place the first Saturday of the month. Entry fee is $30 for members or $60 for non-members for the series.

Pure Austin Quarry Lake will host its Open Water Race series the second Tuesday of each month from April 12 through October. Swimmers can choose from one or two loops around the 750-meter course. Races start at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per race.

The fitness center’s Splash & Dash series begins April 19. Athletes will swim 750 meters and run 3 kilometers. Races take place the third Tuesday of each month through Oc


To register for the events, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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