CINCINNATI - A new date has been set for the Great Ohio River Swim. Originally set for July, the race was canceled due to river conditions.
The event will now take place on Sunday Sept. 23 at Cincinnati's Serpentine Wall. Organizers say due to a recent storm, the water conditions should be perfect for the competition.
This year marks the fifth year for the race, which is now the largest open water swimming event on the Ohio River.
Contestants will swim from the Serpentine Wall to Kentucky and then back to the Public Landing, which is an approximate distance of 900 meters.
"This is a fun and safe opportunity for people of all ages to swim across the Ohio," said Jonathan Grinder, race director and President of Tuscon Racing. "Swimmers are invariably impressed with the cleanliness and beauty of the Ohio - its so much nicer than people imagined."
Registration is open through the morning of the race. Onsite registration is $45 per person and members of USA Triathlon pay $35.
The competition begins around 7:30 a.m. at the Serpentine Wall.
For more information on the swim visit http://www.ohioriverway.org/great-ohio-river-swim/ .
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