Attention swimmers! The open water swim scheduled for August 20th has been canceled. Due to recent rains which caused high water conditions and storms which are expected to continue through the weekend we woud not be able to hold the kind of safe event that we pride ourselves on sharing with you each year. Please know that we are as dissapointed about this as you are, but the safety of our swimmers comes first. We hope you will join us again in 2017.

Cancellation FAQs

We will not be able to reschedule the Madison Open Water Swim in 2016. It takes many months to prepare, aquire permits, and book the help necessary to put on an event like this.

Swimmers who ordered shirts will have them shipped to the mailing address which they used to register.

As stated in the registration, no refunds can be given if the event has to be canceled due to weather. This is because the costs for running the event have already been incurred and paid, even though it cannot take place. Unfortunately, outdoor events are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and there are some things beyond our control.


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For questions or more information on MOWS, please email swim.mows@gmail.com.