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View 2014 event photos here.

On September 6, 2014 Nashville Paw Magazine and the Sumner County YMCA held our 4th annual Canine Summer Splash and also hosted a make-up date on 9/13 for the bog dog session that was partially rained out. This year, we welcomed 351 dogs and over 600 humans, making it our biggest and best pooch pool party yet! Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Farm at Natchez Trace, for hosting GRReat contests and races each session and providing fun prizes to the winners! We can't wait to do it again next year!

Hosted by Nashville Paw magazine and the Sumner County YMCA

Proudly sponsored by The Farm at Natchez Trace

Saturday, September 6, 2014
LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE (In case of storms, will be moved to 9/13)

Sumner County YMCA Outdoor Pool (Fully Fenced, Walk-In Pool Entry)
102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd in Hendersonville

Tickets are $15 cash per dog, per session and are available for sale at the ticket booth the day of the event. Swim sessions are as follows:

10:00am - 11:30am: Dogs under 25 Ibs
12:00pm - 1:30pm: Dogs over 25 Ibs
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Open swim, all sizes

PLEASE be sure to read our admission requirements and events rules below before attending. 

Vendor Info: Click here for vendor / sponsor application. Limited food truck and vendor space is available and fills early, so reserve your space today!

Last year, our annual Canine Summer Splash welcomed nearly 300 pooch pals with their people to enjoy off-leash swimming, splashing and playing in the fully-fenced, walk-in outdoor pool at the Sumner County YMCA!  This is Middle Tennessee's first and original open dog swim, and it's growing in size and fun every year!  The event helps Nashville Paw magazine to remain a free community resource, and supports the Sumner County YMCA's "Learn to Swim" program for kids.


Click HERE to view 2013 event photo gallery 


- Swimming and splashing in the zero-entry pool and spray fountains

- Fully fenced pool area offers off-leash running and playing

- Fabulous vendors, fun contests and more

- Dogs MUST wear current proof of rabies vaccination to be admitted

Event Rules: Please Read Before Attending

No more than 2 dogs per handler, and dog handlers must be at least 18 years old. All dogs must wear proof of current rabies vaccination on their collar. Dogs will not be admitted without rabies tag and no refunds will be made if turned away.

While handlers are welcome to get in the pool with their dogs, other guests and children are asked to remain on deck for the safety of everyone. Children under 18 are not permitted in pool.

No female dogs in heat or puppies under 3 months old.

Any dog who exhibits any sign of aggression or who is not under the voice control of his handler must immediately leave the premises. No refunds will be issued. All dogs attending must be friendly with dogs and people, sociable and well-mannered.

By participating in the Canine Summer Splash, you assume full responsibility for your dog and understand that Nashville Paw magazine and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee are not liable for any injury or loss to pets and/or people resulting from your participation in this event. This is an off-leash event where dogs will be running and swimming, so for the safety of everyone, we strongly suggest leaving small children at home.

No refunds issued for any reason. Event will take place in light rain, but in case of storms, event will be rescheduled to storm date listed above.

Canine Swim Safety

We HIGHLY SUGGEST that you read our article on canine water and swim safety before attending this event. Thanks!


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