Say YES! to Life Swims Say Yes! to Life Swims: Discover the Joy of Open Water Swimming

Discover the joy of open water swimming

Joyful Swimming

It’s not a race, it’s an Open Water Adventure

Say Yes to Life Swims is the Northwest (U.S.) source of open water swim adventures. Our name stems from saying YES to new experiences, challenges, and sources of joy.

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Space is limited, and some events will fill quickly. Register early to hold your place.

This Season’s Escorted Open Water Swims

THURSDAY EVE STRESS RELIEF SERIES (.5 or 1 mile)
May 26th and June 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
TOUCH THE WALL! (1 mile)
Sunday, June 19th 9:00 – 11:00 am
TUBBY TROUT (5k)
Saturday, June 25th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RETURNED! WILDERNESS SWIM EXCURSION (1.2 miles)
Saturday, July 16th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
THE OCTOCHALLENGE (8k)
Saturday, July 30th, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
DECEPTION PASS ADVENTURE SWIM (1.5 miles)
August 13th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
AGUA FRESCA (1.2 or 2.4 miles)
Saturday, September 24th 9:00 – 11:00 am (NOTE DATE CHANGE!)
AWESOME ALKI BASH (1 mile)
Sunday, October 1st 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

PLUS: DISCOUNTED EVENT PACKAGES

FRESHWATER OTTER
Includes three events: Thursday Evening Stress Relief Series (2 events) and Touch the Wall
SWIM ANIMAL
Includes three events: Thursday Evening Stress Relief Series (2 events) and Awesome Alki Bash
THE INTREPID
Includes The Tubby Trout 5k and The OctoChallenge (8k)

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my first long swims!”
— Stephanie Zimmerman
(advanced from swimming 1/2 mile to a 10k in 2018)

Some of our wonderful water safety escorts

Meet the Team

Guila (pronounced “Ghee-lah“) Muir is Say Yes to Life Swim’s founder. With her experienced, friendly group of water safety escorts, Guila helps to ensure that your open water swim experience is both challenging and safe.

Your passion is infectious. Thanks for creating this company.
— Helen, 2015