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About Escorted Open Water Swim Adventures

It’s not a race…it’s an Escorted Open Water Swim!

1044571_547494661952982_2046855957_nIf you want to challenge yourself while swimming non-competitively with others, our Escorted Open Water Swim Adventures are for you.

“I was able to challenge and race against myself and the elements, not other people. Loved it.” — Bob B, 2016

What Makes Escorted Open Water Swims Unique?

We provide the highest quality safety accompaniment, maintaining a support ratio of one safety escort per (maximum) five swimmers. Our team includes on-water support personnel with Emergency Management Technician (EMT) and Coast Guard experience.

All Escorted Open Water Swims include at least one escort holding current Red Cross CPR certification, and an independent Safety Officer with cancellation authority. All events are fully insured.

Escorted Open Water Swims provide:

  • Sighting and open water swim tips
  • Use of a changing cabana
  • A snack and drink after the swim
  • Brief pre-swim shoulder mobility exercises
  • Use of post-swim CoreWarmers, to help you warm up fast if necessary
  • Wetsuit rental suggestions and transportation to and from your downtown hotel (an additional fee applies).

Who Participates?

Our diverse clients range from driven, successful triathletes to pool swimmers trying open water swimming for the first time. Each swim accommodates a maximum of twenty swimmers.

“I just wanted to thank you for a great experience yesterday. I was really nervous going into it and came out feeling great and so much more confident for my half Ironman.”
— Alexa, 2013

When and Where do the Escorted Open Water Swims Take Place?

Most take place in the Seattle, Washington area, both in Puget Sound and in Lake Washington. We offer weekend and mid-week events to fit every swimmer’s schedule.

Refund Policy

  • Sorry, we can NOT refund registration fees. In emergency situations, we may allow you to apply your registration fee to a different event.
  • Please assess your own skills. Register only if you know you have the fitness and endurance for the event(s) you are interested in.
  • Please carefully read the Safety Plan before registering.

Your Registration Supports a Healthy Puget Sound

Every time you swim with us, you help our local waters. We donate a portion of each swim’s registration fee to Puget Soundkeeper’s Alliance.