The annual Dam Swim for Drew will be held this Saturday, September 14 from 8 – 11:30 am, rallying at the Lake Murray SCE&G Park at 1888 North Lake Drive in Lexington.

 The event is a two mile open water swim across Lake Murray at the Dam. The wave starts will be from the dock on the Irmo side and the finish will be on the beach on the Lexington side and will be electronically timed. Transportation from the registration site will be provided.

Late registration the day of the event will only be available 7 – 7:45 am. More information and registration forms are at Be sure to print and complete the late entry form with liability waiver beforehand. Check or credit card accepted – no cash. Registration and day of event walk up late entry is $75. Participation shirt is not guaranteed for day of event registration. All walk up registration entries will be in last swim heat group.  

Check in by 8 am, the pre race meeting will be at 8:15 am.

The yearly event honors the life and death of Drew Smith and to celebrate the difference he made to boating safety in South Carolina. Because of Drew, South Carolina now enforces the Boating Safety and Reform Act of 1999, known as Drew’s Law. This legislation raised the penalties for boating violations to equal that of similar highway violations, most notably of death resulting from BUI (Boating Under the Influence). Since Drew’s law went into effect, boating fatalities statewide have dropped. The purpose of this event is to promote Water and Boating safety and to finance an indoor swimming facility in memory of Drew Smith in Lexington.