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Past Swim Excursions

Past Swim Excursions

We had a wonderful 2014 season!

Below is a listing of our 2014 Swim Excursions.

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Contact us if you would like to arrange a special, individualized Swim Excursion this fall or winter!

Bonfire Bash

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Golden Gardens is an historic park originally developed in 1907 to lure Seattleites to the end of the new electric car line. Often windy and choppy (not like the photo), this is a thrilling place to swim. Restrooms are available.

We swam in Puget Sound along this picturesque beach, and ended this excursion getting warm and toasty as we sipped hot chocolate around a fragrant bonfire.

Date: This swim took place on Saturday May 17th, 2014
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 three years. This year, we offered a bonus mini-clinic featuring Patty Swedberg, manager of Northwest Tri & Bike and co-owner of Raise the Bar LLC. Patty provided essential tips and techniques to help swimmers “nail” their triathlon’s swim.

Date: This swim took place on Saturday May 31st, 2014
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 three years.

This year, we offered an extra treat:  A bonus mini-clinic featuring Patty Swedberg, manager of Northwest Tri & Bike and co-owner of Raise the Bar LLC. Patty provided essential tips and techniques to help ensure swimmers nailed their triathlon’s swim.

Date: This swim took place on Saturday May 31st, 2014
Cost: $65

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Tubby Trout

thThis Lake Washington adventure offers the best possible practice for Seattle’s most elite race, the 2014 Fat Salmon Open Water Swim. It’s 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, event. All swimmers leave with a Tubby Trout prize.

Route: We started at Martha Washington Park (South Seattle) and swam south. Participants enjoyed passing some of Seattle’s toniest real estate as they swam! We also got a glimpse of Beer Sheva Park, named after Seattle’s sister city in Israel.

Date: This swim took place on Saturday June 28th, 2014
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 Lake Washington, 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: This swim took place on Wednesday July 16th, 2014
Cost: $35
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Wednesday Evening Stress Relief (1 mile)

1044571_547494661952982_2046855957_nWhat a relaxing end to your day! This Excursion in Lake Washington 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: This swim took place on Wednesday July 16th, 2014
Cost: $40
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Wilderness Adventure Swim #1

Four legsThis is what swimming’s all about! Join us next year for an unforgettable swim in Lake Langlois, outside Carnation, WA.

We carpooled from a Park and Ride and started with relaxing yoga once we arrived. Then we swam in an incredibly beautiful setting in the purest water imaginable. A luxurious, gourmet lunch greeted the swimmers when they got out. We played Swim Trivia with prizes and generally had a great time.

 

DSCF0985Many swimmers say this was their absolute favorite Swim Excursion in 2014. Treat yourself! (Yes, this photo is of the actual lake. You can see a video here.)

Date: This swim took place on Sunday August 24th, 2014

Price: $115

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Circumnavigate Seward

Join us next year 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 celebrated Seattle’s remarkable natural beauty. It’s a challenging swim that will test your limits: expect chop, wind, and waves.

Date: This swim took place on Sunday September 14th, 2014
Cost: $65

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Agua Fresca

Lake Washington is at its gorgeous best in early October. We used this Swim Excursion to extend our summer just a little bit longer. That hot chocolate tasted great afterward!

The Swim Excursion starts and ends a bit south of Seward Park, in South Seattle. Plenty of kayak support makes this a safe and enjoyable adventure, with some chop and wind.  There is a porta-potty available.

Date: This swim took place on Sunday October 5th, 2014
Cost: $45
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Autumn at Alki

1897901_10203263867020571_990081114_nYou can see starfish and crabs on this refreshing, 1-mile swim along Alki Beach. 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 (included in price).

Note: You will feel most comfortable in this event if you continue your open water swimming into September and October. There may be strong current and/or wind.

Date: This swim took place on Sunday October 12th, 2014
Cost: $55

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