Northern California Open Water
San Francisco Bay, flanked by a world-class city, two fantastic swimming clubs steeped in tradition for more than 140 years, memorable day swims, and three challenging marathon swims, offers swimmers of all levels many amazing and challenging open water swimming opportunities year-round.
Lake Tahoe, a short 3-hour drive east into the Sierra Nevada mountain range is North America's largest, 2nd deepest, and most amazing alpine lake. Tahoe is nothing short of inspiring and stunningly beautiful. With three of it's own world-class marathon swims, different levels of challenge presents themselves, namely limited buoyancy, altitude, and course length.
In short, open water swimming venues don't get much better than what you'll find in Northern California. Whether you want a simple dip in San Francisco's Aquatic Park, an 'Escape from Alacatraz', a six or eight hour training swim, or the 12-Mile True Width, or 21-Mile Length of Lake Tahoe, we have amazing open water swims for athletes all abilities and look forward to sharing it with you!
Clarity of Purpose
WHERE TO SWIM
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
Unlike any other marathon swim venues, our three marathon courses and numerousd day swims provide advanced swimmers some rather unique challenges: Current, tide, weather, visibility, vessel traffic, and water temperature must all be carefully considered to be successful in any of our three, stunning marathon swims. You've been warned...
Completing one of Tahoe's marathon swims is quite an accomplishment. With the lake's popularity increasing, we've raised the bar for those who love swimming the lake as much as we do. We've now created the 'Lake Tahoe Triple Crown award and our sister organization dedicated to Lake Tahoe:
Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association
Certification & Recognition
Experience Driven Leadership
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