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 Roper St Francis - ATI Physical Therapy 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 Roper St Francis - ATI Physical Therapy on Friday before the race.
Q: What is the refund and inclement weather policy?
A: The Logan Rutledge Children’s Foundation knows that things happen and sometimes people have to cancel their registration due to unforeseen circumstances such as injuries illnesses, etc. It is our policy that we will refund a portion of your registration fee up until the week of the event. During the week of the event we will be unable to refund your registration fee.
The Lowcountry Splash will take place 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 canceled there will be no refunds. This position is consistent with safety concerns recommendations of our local authorities and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of open water swimming. 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. In the event of inclement weather such as lightning or high wind conditions we can delay the race for a short period of time but we are under a time deadline from the local municipalities and water authorities and cannot extend passed our deadline. We know this creates hardships for those coming from out of town and we will do everything possible to make the event happen that is within reason and safety of all participants.