Open swim to hit Eagle Lake Saturday

Published 12:02 pm Thursday, August 26, 2010

Following a successful first run, Mississippi’s only open water swimming event is back with more divisions, more competitors and a new name.

The Gator Bait at Eagle Lake open water swim — formerly known as the Mississippi Open Water Swimming Championships — will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Messina Landing. Registration starts at 7:30.

Roughly 50 swimmers from across the South will hit the water for a 1-mile swim. There are also quarter- and half-mile events for younger swimmers.

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