Casco Bay Islands Odyssey SwimRun

The birthplace of America’s first official SwimRun. Where it all began. Salty ocean swims, changing tides, island hopping, rock scrambles, historic sites, and that feeling that only the East Coast, Maine, and this legendary race can deliver.

Easy to travel to and train for, swimrun is a perfect addition to any athlete’s seasonal race calendar. Signup for the long or short course as a team or solo competitor. With so many options, swimrun truly is the perfect home for any endurance enthusiast yearning for something different.

So much of what makes swimrun so appealing is just how beautiful the courses are. Unbound by roads, swimrun takes athletes on unique adventures that other endurance sports dare not follow.

More about the Cole Classic – Casco Bay Islands

A husband, a father, a sportsman, an event organizer, and a leader, Jeff Cole cared deeply about each and every person he had contact with. He grew up on the water and worked as a lifeguard and was a volunteer fireman at the Kennebunk Fire Dept for over 20 years, founded and produced multisport races – from the Fireman’s Tri in Kennebunkport to White Mountains Tri in Franconia, New Hampshire. He served on the Board of Directors for numerous businesses, schools, and sporting organizations and yet spent a few weeks each year living off the grid completely self-sufficient. Jeff was an independent thinker but also a consensus builder. He never asked anyone to do something he was not prepared to do himself. He is fiercely missed but his legacy lives on through his wife Kim, daughter Rachel, son Ben, his friends, and through the SwimRun USA events he pioneered.

Event Details


August 11, 2024


6:00 am

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