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Click the button below to view photos of the BSSG Open Water Swim event.
Lake Elmo State Park
2300 Lake Elmo Dr.
Billings, MT 59105
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Sean Phelps returns as a BSSG sport commissioner with the inclusion of open water swimming to the competition program. Phelps was the Triathlon Commissioner from 1999-2005. He became enamored with open water swimming while living in New Zealand having competed in over 130 open water races ranging in distance from 1K to 4.6K. Phelps is an assistant coach with the Billings Aquatic Club and is the vice-president of Big Sky Montana masters swimming.
All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2019 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Please see the State Games of America website for more information.
Both the mile and 400m races are a “deep water” start with swimmers starting in the water just to the right of the boat ramp. The mile swim will parallel the north shore line of the lake and proceed to the east side of the lake for the turn around. Swimmers will follow a counter-clockwise route, keeping the marker buoys on their left shoulder. The finish line is up the boat ramp through the finishing chute. Swimmers in the 400m race will swim a counter-clockwise route to the first marker buoy and turn around to return to the boat ramp through the finishing chute.
The awards ceremony will begin after the 400 meter race.