Catfish Open Water Swim

June 14, 2014
Quarry Lakes
Fremont, CA


May 1, 2014:  Based on the low water levels at Chesbro Reservoir we have moved the Catfish Open Water Swim to Quarry Lakes in Fremont.  We are excited about this move as it gives us a great park environment and a beach entrance/exit for the swims.

Event Updates

Race day registration will be available, online registration will be open until Friday at Midnight

Course Preview: Click Here

Weather Forecast: Click Here

AIG: Click Here

Parking fee and address for Quarry Lakes:  $6 parking fee 

2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536
Map: Click Here

About the Event

8:00am - 500 yard Adult/Youth
8:10am - 1.2 & 2.4 Mile swim
8:15am - 1.2 & 2.4 Mile Non-Wetsuit

500 Yard Swim
$30 until 1/1/14
$35 until 4/1/14
$40 until 6/13/14

1.2 Mile Adult Swim
$50 until 1/1/14
$55 until 4/1/14
$60 until 6/13/14

2.4 Mile Adult Swim
$60 until 1/1/14
$65 until 4/1/14
$70 until 6/1/14
$75 until 6/13/14

Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here

Registration is also available on Active:Click Here

Race Details & Schedule

The Catfish Open Water Swim will be held at Quarry Lakes in Fremont, CA 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 Includes:

- Branded swim cap
- Custom event branded t-shirt
- Finishers chamois
- Race day announcer
- Race results posted on race day
- Great music

The JAKROO TCC at Catfish Open Water Swim:

Catfish Open Water Swim Prize Purse: $250

See how your tri club/team and/or swim club/team can WIN at this race and the Championship for 2013!

Schedule of Events

8:00am - 500 Yard

8:10am - 1.2 & 2.4 Mile Wetsuit

8:15am - 1.2 & 2.4 Mile Non-Wetsuit

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Race Photography:

Race Categories:

-Open to all individuals

Packet Pick-up:

Packet pickup will be on race day, please come early to get yourself ready for your swim events.

Post Race Massage: 

Post race assessments, ART and graston.

Event Insurance:

All participants, sponsors, vendors, and park staff will be covered under our A rated insuarance Policy.

Course Maps & Details

All swims have a deep water start. 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 beach.  The 500 yard swimmers will have a course marked with smaller orange buoys and lifeguards directing participants arond each of the two turns. This swim will finish on the beach as well.

1.2 & 2.4 Mile Swim Course:

500 yard Swim Course:



Water Temperature:

Approx. Temperature in June: 67-70 degrees

Chip Timing:

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 will be available at Quarry Lakes for all participants and will cost $6 per vehicle. The parking area is adjacent to the lake area and is very convenient.

2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536

Driving Directions to Quarry Lakes:

From San Francisco and the Peninsula:

From the East Bay:

From the South (Hwy. 101):

From the South (I5):

Race Results

Get your results for past races: USA Productions Results

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel, and for other great travel opportunities, visit:


If you’re not a triathlete, swimmer, or runner and would like to participant in some way to help with the event, grab your friends and family and be a part of the events. Volunteers are needed to assist with several aspects of the event, including packet stuffing, pre-registration, course directions, finish line as well as water stations along the course.

Contact us today and thanks for volunteering: Contact USA Productions



Please be safe and courteous throughout the race. You will NOT be disqualified for assistance, stopping or holding onto lifeguard support!  Have Fun. We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Signed Up But Can't Race: Policies: Cancellation / Credit Policies / Chip Return