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Tubby Trout 5k Open Water Swim

June 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$80
June 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$80

Celebrate “The Trout’s” sixth anniversary with us! Join us to test your endurance while enjoying beautiful Lake Washington. The camaraderie can’t be beat, and everyone leaves with a Golden Trout prize and a 10k Training Plan to prepare for longer swim events.

This is a challenging swim. You may experience strong chop and wind. If you are planning to swim longer events this year, the Tubby Trout will provide the training you need.

SAVE $25 on this event AND Seattle’s Invitational 10k Open Water Swim when you register for The Intrepid Dual Swim Package

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The Intrepid: Dual Swim Package (Total 15k)

June 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$250
June 23, Sep 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$250

Two Endurance Swim Events to Enhance your Resilience
If you’re serious about improving your long-distance stamina this season, The Intrepid Dual Swim Package is for you. (Plus, you save 25!)

The Intrepid Twin Swim Package (total 15k) includes registration for BOTH the Tubby Trout 5k AND Seattle’s Annual 10k Open Water Swim. Start with the Tubby Trout 5k in June. Use the summer to train for Seattle’s Annual 10k Open Water Swim in September. All swimmers will be asked to provide proof that they are increasing their open water swim yardage between the

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Thursday Evening Stress Relief Swims

June 28, 6:30 pm
$145
May 31st, June 14th, and June 28th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$145

These three early-season Escorted Open Water Swims will increase your confidence and performance in the open water. They’ll also set you up for success in your triathlons and swim races later in the season. Many swimmers begin with the half-mile route. A week later, they move to one mile. They then use their final swim to get a baseline time to race against for the rest of the summer. Expect some chop and wind…

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The Jewel of the Northwest: Wilderness Adventure Swim #1

July 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85
July 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85

NEW! Join a small group for an unforgettable swim adventure. This approximately 1.5-mile Wilderness Adventure Swim takes place in a picturesque lake outside Seattle. This sublime lake is known to just a few, and is closed to motorized boats.

Limited to twenty swimmers, The Jewel of the Northwest includes a picnic lunch, snacks, paddle support, changing cabana, Wilderness Pass (if driving), and additional treats. A licensed, on-site massage therapist will treat several lucky participants to a free massage…

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Wilderness Swim Extravaganza

July 28, 9:00 am
$150
wilderness adventure swim brings a joyful smile to a participant
July 28th and Sepember 8th
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$150

Join BOTH Wilderness Adventure Swims and Save $20

If you crave total immersion in nature, Wilderness Adventure Swims are for you. Situated in two different, little-known lakes outside Seattle, the Wilderness Swim Extravaganza includes registration for BOTH the Jewel of the Northwest and The Fresh Water Frolic. Each route is approximately 1.5 miles long and includes picnic lunch, snacks, paddle support, changing cabana, chance to win massages, and additional treats.

You’ll discover a whole new world through these Wilderness…

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The Fresh Water Frolic: Wilderness Adventure Swim #2

September 8, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85
September 8, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85

NEW! Another unforgettable open water swim adventure in a whole new lake. The Fresh Water Frolic is approximately 1.5 miles long, and takes place in a gorgeous, sparkling lake outside Seattle. The lake is super-fresh, closed to motorized boats, and surrounded by trees.

Limited to twenty swimmers, includes a picnic lunch, snacks, paddle support, changing cabana, Wilderness Pass (if driving), and additional treats. A licensed, on-site massage therapist will treat several lucky participants to a free massage. You may even win a voucher for…

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Seattle’s Annual 10K Invitational Open Water Swim

September 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$195
September 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$195

This challenging endurance event in Lake Washington is for experienced distance swimmers only. Eighteen swimmers completed the course in 2017, and many described it as the best swimming experience they’d had all year.

We supply trained safety kayakers and also encourage swimmers to recruit their own paddlers. Swimmers are provided with drinking water along the route and a feeding opportunity at the 5k mark; your own paddler can provide feeding opportunities whenever requested.

We accept participants based on their RECENT open water swim…

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Seventh Annual Awesome Alki Bash

October 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$75
October 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$75

Words can’t do justice to this exuberant Autumn swim in the Salish Sea. A favorite with swimmers for six years, Awesome Alki is the pinnacle of the season. Many who swim this event go on to Alcatraz and to swim other ocean challenges.

Swimmers who participate in Awesome Alki in 2018 will receive a Say Yes to Life Swims swim patch for their swim parkas. You’ll potentially see crab and starfish as you swim, and warm yourself by the bonfire as you enjoy…

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