The swim course is approximatley 1/2 mile (880 yards) in length, not counting the distance from the shore to the first buoy. Swim in a clockwise direction, with one buoy half way at 200 yards and the second buoy 400 yards out. Swim clockwise around the third buoy towards the fourth buoy 400 yards back towards Warner Lake Road. After the third turn it is 80 yards back to the start.
Those wishing for a shorter swim (~500 yards) can make a right at the second buoy 200 yards from the start and swim towards the fourth buoy, which is the final turn. If you do this, be very careful when making your turn at the second buoy not to collide with other swimmers that are going straight! Sight often to avoid collisions!