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PurePactola: A Dam Good Swim

Sunday, July 16, 2017

South Dakota Masters Swimming

Open Water Registration

Registration Schedule

It is now 8:30 PM CT on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
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Swimmer Registration Tue, May 2, 2017 12:00 AM CT Sun, July 16, 2017 11:59 AM CT

purePactola is an open water swim event, in a deep fresh water reservoir in the Black Hills of South Dakota (near Mt.Rushmore and Rapid City) with 2 distance options: .5 miles and 2.2 miles.  

The .5 distance is along the dam, around a small island, and back to the start.  

The 2.2 distance is across the entire dam, and then back to the start.  

Water temp is expected to be between 72-75 degrees.

Water clarity is usually about 20-30 feet.

There is a wetsuit and a non-wetsuit division.  

Stay in the campground at Pactola ( or anywhere in the Black Hills.

Family and friends can watch the swim from visitor parking areas along the dam.  

The swim starts at 8:30 am, with registration starting at 7:00 am, and swimmer safety meeting at 8:00am.  

Picnic and swag after the swim.  

See or on Facebook for more information, pictures and maps.  

$50 entry fee, with required event day membership and waiver with USMS (part of registration process).  PurePactola shirt included with entry fee.
Entry fee payable by credit card to Events. Non-refundable. Non-transferable.

We are raising money to donate to the Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Dept, to assist them with their Pactola emergency responding.

2 Swim Courses:
1/2 Mile
2.2 Miles

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."
Online Registration closed on 7/16/2017.
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