Lone Star Lake will be closed to all boating activities on Friday morning, September 21, until 12:00 noon, and on Saturday, September 22, early morning through the afternoon. The closure is to due to the CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Swimming Championship being held at the lake. All boat ramps will be closed Friday morning and Saturday morning through the finish of all race activities.
Groups of race participants will practice on the swim course on Friday, September 21 accompanied by kayaks. The races will be held on Saturday, September 22. The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 8:30 Saturday morning, and the men’s race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 Saturday morning, all weather permitting. If weather prohibits holding the races on Saturday, they will be held on Sunday, September 23.
The race course begins near the swimming beach, then generally follows the north shore to the west end of the dam, turns south to follow the west shore, turns east just north of the southwest arm of the lake, then follows the east shore back to the swimming beach.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is overseeing the event. This event is open to current NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA member institutions. We anticipate approximately 70 male athletes and 70 female athletes participating in the races.