Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake Swimming

Tahoe City Swim

Tahoe City Swim

Saturday June 15, 2019

Welcome to the Tahoe City Swim

Lake Tahoe is one of the world’s most famous sporting playgrounds. The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the “Big Blue” – Lake Tahoe – one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth. The Tahoe City Swim is staged in historic Tahoe City and features the beautiful, clear and clean water of Lake Tahoe and. There is a 1/2 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile course set up just off of Commons Beach where spectators can see the action first hand.

The XTERRA Tahoe City off-road Triathlon takes place this same weekend at Commons Beach. Click here or on the logo for more information.

Course Map

Tahoe City Swim By 12/31 By 6/13 Onsite
1/2 mile $45.00 $50.00 $65.00
1/2 mile youth/senior $41.00 $45.00 $59.00
1.2 mile $55.00 $60.00 $75.00
1.2 mile youth/senior $49.00 $54.00 $67.00
2.4 mile $65.00 $70.00 $85.00
2.4 mile youth/senior $59.00 $63.00 $70.00

The registration fees above do not include the processing charge.

Included with registration:

  • Swim Cap
  • T-shirt
  • Recovery Food
  • BBQ

Friday June 14th Function Location
5:00-7:00 PM Athlete check-in and registration Commons Beach
5:30 PM Swim Clinic and discussion Commons Beach
Saturday June 15th Function Location
8:00-8:45 AM Athlete check-in and registration Commons Beach
8:45 AM Race Talk/Briefing Commons Beach
9:00 AM Start of first event Commons Beach
9:10 AM First finishers Commons Beach
11:00 AM Awards Commons Beach

Course Distance Options

All courses start just off of Commons Beach. You’ll stand shin deep looking south across the 22 miles of Lake Tahoe. Large buoys mark your route.

  • All course distances qualify for the Championship
  • See the Google Map for the swim course layout
    • 1/2 mile course
    • 1.2 mile course
    • 2.4 mile course

Bring your friends and family as the course are easily viewed from the shore.


  • Water temperature should be high 60’s
  • Wetsuits are allowed but not required
  • Results, we score in the Wetsuit and Non Wetsuit division
  • Need a Wetsuit? Let us know and we can help you out.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for this event for any reason, including cancellation, inclement weather or athlete injury. We also strictly do not allow athlete-to-athlete transfers, for any reason. Cancellation Policy: Big Blue Adventure, LLC has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discounts for those canceling during our cancellation periods A discount code for 75% of your race registration fee will be offered until 14 days days prior to the race date. No discounts codes will be given within 14 days days before the event, even if the event is not sold out. Discount codes can be used to register for another Big Blue Adventure, LLC event and will be valid through 12/31 of the following year, 2018 event then code good through 12/31/2019. Changes to your registration: We allow you to make changes to your registration up until 7 days prior to the event. Such as announcer information, T-shirt size, etc. Changes to your class: We allow you to make changes to your class up until 7 days prior to the event. For example moving from 1.2 to 2.4 mile. Participants will be charged additional registration fee if moving to a more expensive class option. Here is how to make a change: Click here and then enter the confirmation code you received after your online registration for the event. Here is how to make a change: Click here and then enter the confirmation code you received after your online registration for the event.

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Lagunitas Brewing Company

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