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Incredible deals this season include our Swim Animal Membership Special and the opportunity to register for four swims and get your fifth one free.

Important Information

  • We absorb all registration processing costs. Unlike other sport sites, we do not pass these on to you.
  • Special: Save more than 25% by becoming a Swim Animal Member. Membership includes automatic registration for eight total Swim Excursions, INCLUDING one Wilderness Adventure Swim. We are discounting this $490 value to $350 this season only as an introduction to membership.
  • We donate a portion of each registration fee to Oceana, to help protect the world’s oceans.
  • Register for four Excursions this season and get your fifth free. Simply send us an email after registering, to let us know which additional excursion you will attend at no charge. (Wilderness Adventure Swims are excluded as free fifth swims .)
  • In addition to PayPal, we now accept BitCoin. (You must have a BitCoin account.)
  • Sorry, we cannot refund registration fees.

For single Excursions, please register at least a week before the event so that we can ensure kayak coverage. Excursions may close at any time. Soon after receiving your registration, we’ll send you detailed instructions about where to meet and park,  and what to bring.

Before your first excursion with us, you must download, read, and sign the Liability Waiver/Safety Plan. Bring your signed waiver to your first swim. We will keep it on file for 5 years.

Bonfire Bash

22+beach+fire+22Golden Gardens is an historic park originally developed in 1907 to lure Seattleites to the end of the new electric car line. We’ll swim in Puget Sound along this picturesque beach. Often windy and choppy (not like the photo), this is a thrilling place to swim. You will end this Excursion getting warm and toasty as you sip hot chocolate around a fragrant bonfire. Restrooms available.

Date: Saturday May 17th
Cost: $40

 

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Conquer Your Half Ironman
(1.2 miles)

th-1Perfectly scheduled for summer triathlons, this 1.2 mile loop swim has been a favorite of Say Yes! swimmers for two years. This year, we offer a bonus mini-clinic featuring an expert triathlete who will provide tips and techniques for “How to Nail the Swim Leg of Your Triathlon.” After the talk, your swim will take you past the decommissioned Miller Freeman oceanography ship in north Lake Washington.

Date: Saturday May 31st
Cost: $55

 

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Conquer Your Ironman
(2.4 miles)

Triathlete running out of the waterPerfectly timed for Whistler and other Ironman events, this 2.4 mile double-loop swim has been a favorite of Say Yes! swimmers for two years.

This year, we offer an extra treat:  a mini-clinic featuring an expert triathlete speaking about “How to Nail the Swim Leg of Your Triathlon.”

After the talk, your swim will take you past the decommissioned Miller Freeman oceanography ship in north Lake Washington.

Date: Saturday May 31st
Cost: $65

 

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Tubby Trout

thThis point-to-point swim in Lake Washington is the best possible practice for this year’s Fat Salmon race. It’s also our longest Swim Excursion this season, perfect for those who want to test their endurance in the open water. This is a fun, but quite challenging, swim. All swimmers will leave with a Tubby Trout prize.

Exact route to be announced soon.

Date: Saturday June 28th
Cost: $65

 

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Wednesday Evening Stress Relief (half mile)

ready-to-goYou will look forward all day to this after-work swim. Perfect for those just getting into the lake, as well as for swimmers practicing for upcoming sprint triathlons. This short Excursion will increase both your confidence and competence in the open water. When you finish, take home a Theo’s chocolate treat to ease you into the rest of the week.

Date: Wednesday July 16th
Cost: $35

 

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Wednesday Evening Stress Relief (1 mile)

1044571_547494661952982_2046855957_nWhat a relaxing end to your day! This Excursion will increase both your confidence and competence in the open water. When you finish, take home a Theo’s chocolate treat to ease you into the rest of the week.

Date: Wednesday July 16th
Cost: $40

 

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Wilderness Adventure Swim #1

Four legsThis is what swimming’s all about! Join us for an unforgettable swim in Lake Langlois,
outside Carnation, WA. We’ll carpool from a Park and Ride and start with relaxing yoga once we arrive. You’ll swim in an incredibly beautiful setting in the purest water imaginable. A luxurious, gourmet lunch greets you when you get out. We’ll play Swim Trivia with prizes and generally have a great time.

 

DSCF0985Many swimmers say this was their absolute favorite Swim Excursion in 2013. Treat yourself! (Yes, this photo is of the actual lake. You can see a video here.)

Date: Sunday August 24th

Price: $115

 

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Circumnavigate Seward

Join us for this challenging and beautiful swim around the Horn of Seward (Bailey Peninsula). Great training for any Ironman in an incredibly beautiful setting.

The Olmsted Brothers, the designers of New York’s Central Park, also designed Seward Park. By swimming around this historic landmark, we celebrate Seattle’s remarkable natural beauty. It’s a challenging swim that will test your limits: expect chop, wind, and waves.

Date: Sunday September 14th
Cost: $65

 

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Wilderness Adventure Swim #2

72929_547494475286334_1552163631_nJoin us for an unforgettable swim in a pristine lake outside Seattle. Treat yourself to an extended yoga practice before getting in, and a gourmet meal when you get out. You’ll treasure the fun, camaraderie, and uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind adventure. (Note: this Wilderness Adventure Swim takes place in a different lake than the swim on 8/24. If you liked that one, you will love this one!)

Date: Saturday September 20th
Cost: $115

 

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Agua Fresca

Lake Washington is at its gorgeous best in early October. Use this Swim Excursion to extend your summer just a little bit longer. That hot chocolate will taste great afterward!

Date: Sunday October 5th
Cost: $45

 

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Autumn at Alki

1897901_10203263867020571_990081114_nYou will see starfish and crabs on this refreshing swim. There’s nothing like the buoyancy of the ocean to make you feel great.

Warm yourself by the bonfire after the swim as you enjoy your fish n’ chips from West Seattle’s famous Spud restaurant.

Note: In preparation for this event, you MUST acclimatize yourself by continuing your open water swimming into September and October.

Date: Sunday October 12th
Cost: $55

 

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