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Important Information

  • We absorb all registration processing costs. Unlike other sport sites, we do not pass these on to you.
  • 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 .)
  • We donate a portion of each registration fee to Oceana, to help protect the world’s oceans.
  • 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.

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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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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