June 1st is the date for the Lowcountry Splash
The Lowcountry Splash has become South Carolina's premier open water swim. The Splash began as an idea of creating a unique open-water swimming event in the Charleston area. The event is a 2.4 Mile Open water swim along the Mount Pleasant shoreline, swimming under the Cooper River Bridge and finishing at the Charleston Harbor Marina and Resorts in front of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Now in our 12th year, we are adding a 5 mile swim across the Cooper River beginning at Daniel Island.
Proceeds from the Splash benefit the Logan Rutledge Children's Foundation, a local not- for-profit organization established in May of 2002 in memory of Logan Jennings Rutledge (7/30/02-08/26/02). The foundation supports Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming. The LAPS program teaches swimming lessons and water safety to kindergarten and first graders in Charleston County School District’s lowest socioeconomic schools. Our goal is to drown-proof our kids.
Swimmers of all levels participate in the Splash: triathletes, recreational lap swimmers and competitive age group swimmers including Olympic swimmers .The Splash continues to grow in popularity attracting swimmers from 34 states and 5 countries.