Sat June 12, 2021 Amesbury, MA 01913 US Directions


$35 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after June 4, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT


$35 10:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after June 4, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
90 High Street
Amesbury, MA US 01913

Details: The 7th Annual LandShark Swim and Aquathlon is scheduled to take place at Lake Gardner on Saturday, June 12th. The event is an out and back swim in protected waters just 45 min North of Boston in Amesbury, MA.

Racing Categories:
1/2 Mile Swim, 1.2 Mile Swim, 2.4 Mile Swim
.6 Mile Swim + 1.5 Mile Run

Start Times: 
10:00AM – .6 Swim+2 mile Trail Run
10:05AM – 1/2 Mile Swimmers
10:10AM – 2.4 Swimmers
10:15AM – 1.2 Swimmers 

$30 through 5/1
$35 through 6/4
$40 through 6/11 at 5PM
Race Day: $50

Course Details: All distances will be setup as an out and back, which was received well by athletes in 2019.  The 1.2 mile swim distance will take you .6 miles out from Lake Gardner Beach to a turn around buoy right before Battis Farm. Endurance swimmers completing the 2.4 mile swim will complete this out and back course, twice.

Swim + Run Details: Athletes will begin with a .6 swim out to Battis Farm to the swim exit. There you will immediately begin a 1.5 mile (approximate) trail run back to the finish at Lake Gardner. Shoes are required, as a portion of it is a rooty trail. Most of you will wear your shoes during the swim, but if you don’t, you can drop your shoes off at registration so an event staff can bring your shoes out to your swim exit. The only items you’re allowed to have at the transition point are: sneakers, a towel and hydration and it must be in a bag. Event staff will bring all of your belongings back to the finish for you. There will be water available for you at transition.

Race Ages: Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in this open water swim. Anyone 18 and under will require a parent/guardian signature to participate. Email 

Top 3 M/F Wetsuit in each swim distance
Top M/F Non-Wetsuit in each swim distance
Top 3 M/F in the Aquathlon 
No Double Dipping

Event Swag: All athletes registered by 6/1 will receive a custom event t-shirt. All swimmers will receive a custom latex swim cap. If you are allergic to latex please bring your own.

Post Event: You will have several packaged food items to choose from. Hot and iced coffee will be available for swimmers. For those of you who would like a cold beer after your swim, that will be available to you. You’ll get 1 free beer and it’ll be $5/beer after that.  We encourage you to head down town Amesbury where there are several restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out.

Category Rules/Regulations:
No floaties, snorkels, fins or hand paddles are allowed.

Special Details and Information:
There will be plenty of kayakers, paddleboarders, emergency boats in the water for athlete safety.
In the event there is not enough interest in any one of the categories listed above, event organizers reserve the right to change/cancel or modify the category. In this case, refunds and transfers are eligible.

Distance or Category Changes: If you do change your mind about the distance you pre-registered for or the distance you’d like to swim, please email in advance or notify someone at race day registration. A change fee may apply. If you are pre-registered for the Swim + Run you can’t change your mind while swimming as this is a safety issue.

Weather Policy: Races are held rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend. If the race is cancelled there will be no refunds. In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration.

Questions/Contact: Email  

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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