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Important Information

  • The e-mail address you provide when you register is the only contact information we have for you. Please add to your contacts to be sure our emails come through.
  • Be aware that our messages may go to your Spam folder, so be sure to look for them there.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to swim with us. There is no upper age limit.
  • To join us, your swim ability must be (at least) at an intermediate level. You should be able to swim approximately one mile (1650 yards) in the pool. We accept and celebrate all swim speeds.
  • Sorry, we cannot refund registration fees.
  • You must be confident that you are able to swim your chosen event’s distance. If you are not confident about this, please register for a shorter event first. You can also take open water swim lessons to prepare you for the longer Swim Excursions.
  • We absorb all registration processing costs. Unlike other sport sites, we do not pass these on to you.
  • We donate a portion of each registration fee to Oceana, to help protect the world’s oceans.

Preparing for Your Escorted Open Water Swim

Before your first event, you must download, read, and follow the directions on the Liability Waiver/Safety Plan.

Download this free, 7-page Guide to Successful Open Water Swimming with our compliments!

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Learn how you can pay even less for your choice of Escorted Open Water Swim events with our discount options!


Saltwater Swim Series Northwest


Spend a Day in the Salish Sea

This daylong series of escorted open water swims provides the most fun you’ll have this year. Whether you are new to swimming in Puget Sound or want to challenge yourself with a 1.75-mile ocean swim, there is a perfect event for you.

Choose one route, or swim all three to rack up over 3 miles. Make a day of it! Relax and picnic with family and swim pals between events.

  • The Plunge (.5 mi) 10:30 a.m.
  • The Smiling Mile (1 mi) 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. RAFFLE (Cool prizes you can use in your open water swimming adventures!)
  • The Challenger (1.75 mi) 2:00 p.m.

Where: Kayak Point Regional Park in Snohomish County. Make this a true adventure and camp overnight. Details will be sent with your Welcome Letter. Campsites fill up fast, so register soon.

Water temps: Between 55-57 degrees Fahrenheit.
See wetsuit policy below.


Please bring your own picnic items. You can stop in Marysville to pick up food and snacks. We’ll keep the “barby” going to grill items as well as a bonfire to keep you warm between events!

Registration for this excursion is closed: All spaces are filled.

Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Cost: $40-125

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6th Annual Awesome Alki Bash

You can see starfish and crabs on this refreshing, one-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). We’ll also play the updated Open Water Swim Trivia Game, with fabulous prizes.

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.

Awesome Alki 2015 - 35 bonfire

Registration for this event closes at midnight on Wednesday October 4th, or when all spaces are filled. Register early to secure your place.

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Cost: $65

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