Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I wear a wetsuit? 
A: You can wear a wetsuit, but you will not be eligible for prizes.

Q: What is the water temperature? 
A: It is usually between 76-78 degrees. This is an estimate.

Q: Can a younger year round swimmer participate? 
A: Yes, they will need a letter from their Coach stating that they swim 2.4 miles or 5 miles.

Q: Is there race day registration?
A: No, we encourage you to register early to avoid the late fees. 

Q: Can spectators see the race? 
A: Yes, they can watch the swimmers launch from Hobcaw yacht club, there is a new fishing bridge at the base of the Ravenel Bridge they can watch the swimmer swim past, and they can view the participants from the deck of the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier. You will need to purchase a pass to view from the Yorktown. Passes can be purchased from the active registration site.

Q: Where can I get one of those towels? 
A: You can pre order the towels on-line when you register or you can pick one up at packet pick up or on race day.

Q: Will there be a vehicle bringing stuff back from the start? 
A: You will be given a draw string bag to put all your stuff in. Everything has to fit in that bag and it will be loaded up at the start and returned to the finish.

Q: What's the deal with the tide..with or against the current? 
A: The Splash takes place with a slight out going tide so all swimmers get a little push.

Q: How can I become a sponsor of this event? 
A: Please visit our Sponsor page.

Q: Where should we stay? 
A: There are plenty of hotels in Mount Pleasant and lots of interesting place to stay downtown. Click here to see a list of the hotels that are close.

Q: Where is race packet pickup? 
A: The day before the Splash you can pick up at the Mount Pleasant location of RCC from 12:00 - 7:30 PM. Race day pickup will be at Patriots Point.

Q: Can we pick up our packet at the start? 
A: No, you must pick up your race packet at Patriots Point on race day or at RCC on Friday before the race.