Click the link above to register for SWIM OZ; you must be registered with SWIM OZ to receive discounts with our partners. You must be a USMS member in order to participate in our lake swims (any USMS team).

SWIM OZ hosted events…

a SWIM OZ con•ver•sa•tion: Thursday, March 17th, 6:30 PM at 108 S Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712 a SWIM OZ con•ver•sa•tion: a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged Topic: Cross Training Panel: Rich Drew, John Robertson, Swimmer TBA Panel Facilitator: Bonnie Adams, Founder SWIM OZ & The Joys Of Swimming, Top 10 Nationally ranked swimmer in 5 events, Arkansas Masters record holder, Lady Razorback scholarship swimmer, USMS Level 2 Coach
Click here to view a recording of the event.

The Walmart OZ Mile
Sunday, September 25, 2022, Beaver Lake Dam Site, Eureka Springs, AR
OZ Mile Swim register here! Learn more about the race in this article from the Democrat-Gazette.

Learn about how SWIM OZ got started by listening to the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast here!

Upcoming races…

Apr. 28-May 1, 2022:  2022 Spring National Championship, San Antonio, TX
Coach Bonnie is attending and would love additional swimmers to join!

For a full listing of events around the country, visit the USMS Events Calendar

For events happening within our zone, visit the South Central Zone Event Calendar Page.

For additional information about Masters swimming in Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Masters .

April 6th – September 28th

We would love for you to join us for some training out at the Hwy 12 Boat Ramp, Beaver Lake, 6PM EVERY Wednesday beginning April 6th!
SWIM OZ is powered by The Joys Of Swimming! 

Bonnie will be leading these swims. She is a Level II Masters Coach with USMS, Top Ten National times in 5 events, and a 5 event Arkansas State Masters Record Swimmer.

You will receive video analysis to be emailed or texted, and coaching during the swim. We swim in a cove in a triangle shaped course that is approximately 800 – 1,000 yards. Some will do 1 lap or 2 laps, and some more in the hour we swim. There are 7 foot sighting buoys placed at the turns of the course. We also have boats on the water during your swim to keep everyone safe. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering to kayak or assist with checkin, here is the link.

All swimmers need to be a USMS registered swimmer. This is for safety reasons and to allow us to have additional support for guides and insurance. You must complete this google form in order to swim with us. SWIM OZ: Open Water Swim Google Form
ALL speeds and distances are welcome! Here are your options for our swims:
Per visit: $10  
Per month: $35 
Per season: $150 – you will be given a free microfiber towel


There are additional benefits of having a SWIM OZ membership that you will very quickly discover. We have many local and national partners with discounts! Please join the “SWIM OZ” team when you register with USMS.

We do require all swimmers to swim with a swim buoy. We do have some available for sale onsite at the lake for $35. 


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