The USA Open Water National Championships are taking place at Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach starting today. You may want to give yourself some extra time to find a parking spot if you have beach plans this weekend.
Lee County and Gulf Coast Swim Team are hosting this annual event, which attracts competitive swimmers from across the nation. Admission to the event is free.
Last year’s event generated 523 hotel room nights and $599,368 of direct visitor spending in Lee County.
This will be the third time in four years Lee County is hosting the event. There was no event in 2020.