Open Water

2014 Carolina Cup Open Water Invitational

Sept. 6, 2014

Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC

This race brings together Open Water Select Camp swimmers from North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as college level swimmers.  Races include a 3K, 2K, and 2K Team Pursuit.

Limited to 300 swimmers


Pre-race meeting



Start Time

Sat. 2:30


1&2, 3&4, 5&6



Sat. 3:30


7&8, 9&10



Sat. 5:00



2K Team Pursuit


USA Sanction

NC Sanction Meet Information     

Entry forms for: NON-USA Competitors (continue below after submission)

Payment for Non-USA Competitors: Use Paypal form below:

Pay 2014 Carolina Cup Registration Fees

Swimmer(s) Name(s)
Additional Notes

2014 NC Open Water Championships


June 6, 7, 2014

Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC

NC Open Water Champs are for all swimmers!  We welcome triathletes, Masters Swimmers, the Military, and anyone else who wants to join us in 

beautiful Lake Echo!

World Champs Chip Peterson and Ashley Twichell will be joining us!

Entry list     6/02/14

Meet Registration is closed for this year. A big thank you to all who have signed up!

(USA Swimming offers single meet membership for non-USA swimmers.  Details below)


Pre-race meeting



Start Time

Fri. 4:30 pm

5:00 pm



Splash & Dash 400 YD

5:30 pm (1st wave--open)

5:45 pm (2nd wave, newbie)

Sat. 7:00 am

7:30 am

3 & 4

Wounded Warrior 1 Mile

8:00 am



5 & 6 (Open)





7 & 8 (13/14)

9 & 10 (open)


11:45 am



11 & 12(11/12)

13& 14 (Open)


1:30 pm



15& 16(10 & U)

17 & 18 (Open)


2:45 pm

Sat. Relay*

Relays must be declared by 9:30 am

19 & 20




USA Swimmers (other competitors, see below):

This meet is the qualifying meet for NC Open Water Select Camp:

Top 4 male/female finishers in 5K (age 15-rising HS senior), 3K (13-14), 2K(11-12).

  • Biggest change this year...coaches and parents please note:
  • ALL SWIMMERS, INCLUDING BUDDIES, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA SWIMMING. NC Swimming now has USA Swimming single meet memberships available for open water meets.  
  • Buddies do not need to register through FSSeries for their events.

Non-USA Swimming Competitors and Buddies:

1. Mail in USA Swimming Single Meet Registration by May 27.

2. If under 18, include  Proof of Age.

3. Register for your event at (except Buddies)

4. Email FULL NAME (including middle initial), birthdate and race to (required by USA Swimming for meet recon).

USA Swimming Single Meet Registration 

Proof of Age (needed if single event registrant isn't 18)

Meet Information/NC Swimming Sanction

USA Swimming Sanction

Please see race day tab for additional information!



Carolina Cup Open Water Swim--Sept. 7, 2013

2K/3K races at Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC

RESULTS (link to FSSeries)

By Race:

3K 15-18 Female              3K 15-18 Male          3K College Female          3K College Male

3K 13-14 Female              3K 13-14 Male

2K 10-12 Female              2K 10-12 Male          2K All (includes Open)



Champs in 3K:  Ashley Twichell and Alex Meyer!!


  • From 211:  Turn right onto 7 Lakes Drive if coming from Pinehurst; Left if coming from Charlotte.
  • Turn left at Gate onto Dogwood.  Say that you are with the OW Carolina Cup.
  • Turn left onto Shenandoah, then right onto Edgewater.  There is a lot for the health and fitness center and a soccer field where people can park just past Pineneedle drive..
  • Continue down Edgewater til it ends at Firetree.  Dam is to your right.

Meet information   NC Sanction with updated race info

Sign Up Online (for Sandhills Sandshark swimmers only!)

Events File

Sandhills Sandsharks hosts the 2nd Annual Carolina Cup Open Water Swim, with 2K, 3K races, and a collegiate Team Pursuit Relay.  The races follow the North Carolina Open Water Select Camp.  The Carolina Cup  is open to only 300 USAS swimmers.

Open Water 10K Champ and Olympian Alex Meyer will be challenging the first wave of the 3K race.  Meyer captured the 2013 National 10K champion, 10th place in the 10K 2012 Olympic games, and the gold in the 2010 25K Open Water World Championships.

Ashley Twichell will also be in the 3K: she is the 2011 5K Gold Medalist (Team Event), 2011 5K Bronze Medalist (Individual), 2011 5K USA Swimming National Champion.  Bronze in the 2011 10K.   2013 World University Games Gold Medalist. 

A clinic for Open Water Officials will be held during the day for anyone interested in certification, free of charge.

Team pursuit relays for participating colleges will follow the 2k race

Meet Information--USAS Sanction (see NC version above for updated race times).

Safety plan


Results from NC Open Water Champs, June 2013

Open water unofficial results: If someone is missing, send us chip number, name and race.  We are working on back up tapes

400 M Open

400 Womens

400 Mens

5K all

5K Womens

5K Mens

3K all

3K womens 13/14

3K Mens 13/14

2K all

2K womens 11/12

2K mens 11/12

800 all

800 womens 10/U

800 mens 10/U

800 M Buddy Swim


2013 NC Open Water Champs Information:

Sandhills Sandsharks will host the NC 2013 Open Water Championships May 31--June 1, 2013 at Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC.

This event brings over 600 swimmers from multiple states to compete in open water events ranging from 400M to 5K.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas Henry Orthodontics Peking Wok

Major sponsors:

  • The Burns Family
  • Henry Orthodontics
  • Peking Wok
  • Pinehurst Surgical Sports Medicine
  • Vein and Vascular Center   Pinehurst Surgical

Race Sponsors:

  • 400M - Peking Wok
  • 800M - Osorio Family
  • 1 mile  - Laura Wellener Dental
  • 2K - Ellliott's on Linden
  • 3K - Christa Duffy/CMD Properties
  • 5K - Dargan Moore Edward Jones
  • Poseidon - Housemaster

Open Water Parent 101 info for Race

Directions: Google Maps location is Seven Lakes Number one, Seven Lakes, NC.

  • Friday afternoon parking will be by the lake/course
  • Saturday parking will be at the Seven Lakes Stables, located on Seven Lakes Drive, just before the gates leading into the community.  We run a shuttle from the parking lot to the lake; please allow time for this.

Swimmers coming without a coach or who are swimming independent of a USA team can register at :

FS Series
Meet information for NON-USA Swimmers


Meet Information for USA Swimmers (non USA swimmers, please see FS series for registration)

Coaches Memo

TM File (for coaches only)

Sanctioning Information for USA Swimming


Lake Echo Map


Sandshark parent information is listed with this event under the meets tab

Seven Lakes is offering a golf package, along with grill service, for anyone attending the meet!

Golf deal



Past Events

Open Water Cup Sept. 8, 2012 at Lake Echo, Seven Lakes, NC.