Lure of the Lake Swim

"I really enjoyed this race. The event was well organized and the course was well marked with tons of support. Lake Lure was a beautiful venue and the people were wonderful. So happy the weather held off for us! Thank you."

- Kristen Johnson,  3-mile Female Masters Winner


10:00 AM - Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hosted at: Lake Lure Beach, Town of Lake Lure

Located across from the Lake Lure Inn & Spa

2-Fresh Water Races: 1.5 & 3-mile

Average water temperature for this race is around 74°


Come and swim in the only fresh water race of the Carolina Swim Series!  Lake Lure is beautiful in the early summer and great for an open water swim.  The water is around 70 degrees and there are no jelly fish, currents, or salt water to deal with while swimming!  Come swim with us and support a great cause!

Benefiting area charity Outreach of Hickory Nut Gorge and local first responders.


To celebrate 15 years of sporting event productions, the Lake Lure Olympiad is adding both a 1.5 Mile and a 3.0 Mile swim race to their summer event calendar to be held on June 8th, 2019, as part of Set Up Events’ Carolina Swim Series. Starting at 10:00am the races will be held on the Lake Lure Beach across from the iconic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Lots of good food, friendly volunteers and a great race shirt await you at this beautiful fresh water lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains of WNC. Proceeds from this swim event will support our area charities and local first responders.


Camping Information:

Free tent camping, courtesy of the Town of Lake Lure, is available for athletes and others attending the June 8th Lure of the Lake Swim.


Tents can be set up Friday, June 7th  – Sunday,  June 9th in Morse Park Meadows, a level, well kept grassy area set between the Rutherford County Visitor’s Center and Lake Lure Marina.


Porta Jons, picnic tables and BBQ grills are available plus activities including a walking path to a gazebo, tennis courts and playground.

Showers available near the rest rooms on the beach.

Morse Park is a short walk to the swim site on the town beach boardwalk.

More details to come on camping.


Lure of the Lake Swim- June 8, 2019

1.5 mile swim  $40.00


3 mile swim  $40.00


Packet Pick Up

8:00am - 9:30am at the covered pavilion at Lake Lure Town Beach.

Policies & Refunds
There are no refunds for this race. This event occurs rain or shine. In case of lightening, we will delay the start.


Athletes will receive with their registration a wristband to enjoy the beach life after the race for the full day.



Soft, long sleeve shirts is included. Athletes can choose which shirt and size at registration.

Deadline to register and receive a free shirt is May 28, 2019.

Hotdog Roast immediately following each race event on the beach sponsored by Lake Lure Inn & Spa, held in the pavilion of the beach.

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Thank you Lure of

the Lake Swim Sponsors

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