(Mt. Pleasant, SC – May 1,
2013) Charleston’s premiere swim event, adds a new option for the 12th
Annual Lowcountry Splash - Open Water Swim. On June 1st, 2013 swimmers from around the world can “Getting Under It” in a new
way. Organizers have added a 5 mile swim across the Cooper River beginning at
Daniel Island. This is in addition to the original 2.4 mile swim along
the Mount Pleasant shoreline, swimming under the Cooper River Bridge and
finishing at the Charleston Harbor Marina in front of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. “After 11 successful years of the 2.4 mile
swim we decided to present swimmers with a new challenge, our 1st 5
mile swim from Daniel Island where they will meet and finish with the other
swimmers," said Mark Rutledge, Co-Director of the Lowcountry Splash.
This isn’t just an award-winning competitive swim it’s also
for charity, as proceeds from the Splash benefit the Logan Rutledge Children’s
Foundation. The local not- for-profit organization established in May of 2002
in memory of Logan Jennings Rutledge (7/30/02-08/26/02). The foundation supports Lowcountry Aquatic
Project Swimming. The LAPS program
teaches swimming lessons and water safety to kindergarten and first graders in
Charleston County School District’s lowest socioeconomic schools. Our goal is
to drown-proof our children.
Swimmers of all levels
participate in the Splash: triathletes, recreational lap swimmers and competitive
age group swimmers including Olympic swimmers .The Splash continues to grow in popularity attracting swimmers
from 34 states and 5 countries.
always, we combine the best time in the Over Under Challenge between the Bridge
Run and the Lowcountry Splash with the Dash and Splash Competition.
To register or for more information visit www.lowcountrysplash.com.
would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this years’ event. Ameris Bank,
Rehabilitation Centers of Charleston/RCC, 105.5 The Bridge, Continental Tire,
Hobcaw Yacht Club, NetTec, LLC., Charleston
Harbor Resort & Marina, Motley Rice, and desktopCo-op.