Swim Hilton Head Island


Welcome to the 2nd Annual Swim Hilton Head Island! This virtual race was born in January 2021 when local Hilton Head Island open water swimmers were faced with race cancelations and a general lack of motivation. Swim Hilton Head Island was a fun and competitive way to help us swim through the winter.  We swam, we laughed, we took pictures and motivation soared. In 2022, most pools are open and most races are happening! Sadly, our local open water swimmers must head to the pool during the winter due to migrating great whites in our waters. This virtual race is a fun way to motivate our pool swims while we await safer waters. Join us! Register for Swim Hilton Head! Use this 33 mile virtual swim to motivate & inspire yourself & others during the next 60 days! 
We will share our beautiful island with you, virtually! 


Swim Hilton Head Island is unique because it is one of the few races in the world where the participants can virtually swim entirely around an island. Hilton Head Island is a foot-shaped barrier island located off the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, approximately 45 miles north of Savannah, Georgia USA and 90 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, USA.  Our 12- mile long and 5-mile wide island was the first Eco-planned destination in the United States. We will be sharing pictures of the beautiful scenery along with our favorite waterside bars!


1. Make sure your swims are safe. Always swim with a buddy & a lifeguard. Open water swimmers always swim with a buddy in water that is designated open for swimming by local authorities. 

2. Swimmers are on their honor to submit distance. There will NOT be a wet-suit/ non wet suit category! You will not be discounted for drills, fins, paddles or snorkels. Open water swims and pool swims are allowed! Last year we even had swim spa users that calcuated distance by using their average 100 yard pace and time spent swimming. 

3. Distance can be submitted without Garmin, Apple, Fitbit tracking


      RACE START/FINISH: January 15, 2022 – March 15, 2022

      RACE LOCATION: Virtual Start & Finish at Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

      DISTANCE: Total distance around Hilton Head Island: 33 miles or 53.1 km or 58080 yards or 53108 meters. Weekly distance goals to finish

          within 6 weeks:  6775 yards per week for 6 weeks or 6200 m per week for 6 weeks   

      RACE SWAG: Swim Cap with Swim HHI Logo

      NEW THIS YEAR Option to purchase Swim HHI Tech T-shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve & Tech Tank Top). Link coming soon.

          Option to purchase 6 weeks of swim workouts from Coach Laura via Training Peaks. Link coming soon.

      SOCIAL MEDIA: POST YOUR PICTURESFacebook Private Group: Swim Hilton Head Island & Instagram: SwimAroundHiltonHead

January 15, 2022


Swim Hilton Head Island
January 15, 2022 (Saturday) - March 15, 2022
33 miles
Solo Road
Anywhere Virtual Race


Jan 15 2022 : Clear throughout the day.
6.1°C - 15.0°C (43.1°F - 59.0°F)

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Last checked on 2022-05-13