Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim

Sunday August 29, 2021

Air Quality Index (AQI) Smoke Fire and current USDA Forest Closure:

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon and Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim are held on California State Property and California State Highway 89. We are in communication with the State Park and will update our plans over the next few days. The State Parks are currently closed for day use. The temporary USDA Forest Service closure of Nine Northern California National Forests for Public Safety, including the Tahoe National Forest do not impact these events.

We monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) for all events. The AQI is a moving target and can change hourly. Our plan is to determine the AQI the morning of the scheduled event and make an informed decision whether to hold or cancel an event at that time. In general we will hold and event if the AQI is close to 170 or lower. Our goal is to not cancel an event prior to the morning of the event. However, there are circumstances, such as prolonged unhealthy air quality leading up to an event that could prevent our staff from preparing properly and safely for an event. In this type of situation we may cancel due to poor air quality days prior to an event. Additionally we look at the AQI and wind forecasts to provide data that help with our decision making on event cancellations due to poor and unhealthy air quality. In some instances the decision to hold and event may be out of our hands and determined by State, Federal, and local land managers.

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Open Water 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 Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim is a celebration of the natural environment of the Tahoe region featuring the beautiful, clear and clean water of Lake Tahoe and the white sand beaches of California’s Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park. There is a 1/2 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile course set up just off the beach of the scenic Ehrman Mansion where spectators can see the action first hand from the beach and grounds. Plan to stay for the weekend and give the Lake Tahoe Triathlon a go as it is the following day.

Note: There is a $10 per day parking fee.

Lake Tahoe TriathlonThe Lake Tahoe Triathlon takes place this same weekend at Sugar Pine. Click here or on the logo for more information on the LTT where you could also participate in a Triathlon, Duathlon, or Aquabike.

Google Event Map

Lake Tahoe Swim By 12/31 By 8/28 Onsite
1/2 mile $45.00 $50.00 $65.00
1/2 mile youth/senior $40.00 $45.00 $60.00
1.2 mile $55.00 $60.00 $75.00
1.2 mile youth/senior $50.00 $55.00 $70.00
2.4 mile $65.00 $70.00 $85.00
2.4 mile youth/senior $60.00 $65.00 $75.00

Processing fees not included.

Included with registration:

  • Swim Cap
  • T-shirt
  • Recovery Food
  • BBQ
  • Age Group and Overall Awards
  • Advance Live Support onsite
Saturday August 28 Function Location
6:00-8:00 PM Athlete check-in and registration Reg Tent at Ed’Zberg Sugar Pine State Park
Sunday August 29 Function Location
6:30-7:30 AM Athlete check-in and registration Registration Tent Main Venue
7:45 AM Race Briefing Beach at Ed’Zberg Sugar Pine State Park
8:00 AM Start of first event Beach at Ed’Zberg Sugar Pine State Park
8:10 AM First finishers Finish at Ed’Zberg Sugar Pine State Park
11:00 AM Awards Next to Erhman Mansion

Course Distance Options

All courses start just off the beach. You’ll stand shin deep looking due east across the 12 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 TBD
    • 1.2 mile course
    • 2.4 mile course

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

Wetsuits

  • 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.

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Lake Tahoe Swim welcomes Synergy as a sponsor. Check out their lineup of wetsuits and other swimming gear. Use the code RFB9MMB312 for a 20% discount!

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