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Big Shoulders 2014 Has Sold Out!

As has been widely publicized, there are No Waitlists, No Deferrals, No Transfers, and No Whining!  The swims will be held on September 6, 2014 at Ohio Street Beach.

If you missed out on registering this year, registration for next year will open on
March 1, 2015.



Check it out! - Big Shoulders listed as one of the 7 Open Water Swims to do before you die!






BIG SHOULDERS has also been selected as the 2015 5K National Championship by US Masters Swimming!


Looking for other opportunities to swim open water?  Check out for events nationally, and for the Central Illinois Open Water swims, set for June 28, 2014.



LODGING - Big Shoulders has a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile.  To book your room call the Marriott reservations line at  at (800) 321-2211 or call the hotel directly at (312) 573-0800 by the cut-off date, August 6th, 2014, and request the Big Shoulders Rate.