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Posted on: January 17, 2020

"Swim the Cahaba" for a free membership

Swim the Cahaba right here in Opelika, without dipping a toe in icy water. The first person to complete the challenge will receive a free year of membership at the Opelika SportsPlex. There’s no end date for this challenge, so you can swim at your leisure, tracking your completed laps on the board in the Aquatics Center. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a t-shirt. There is no fee to participate in this challenge. 


1 lap at the SportsPlex is 25 yards.

The Cahaba River is 341,440 yards.

To swim the Cahaba at the SportsPlex you will need to swim 13,657.6 laps.


Map of the Cahaba River

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