12th Annual Lowcountry Splash Press Release

(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.

As 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.

We 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.