Trans Tahoe Relay (USA) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Hosted by the Rough Water Team of the San Francisco Olympic Club, the Trans Tahoe Relay offers one of the longest histories of all competitive relay events.


Few events in the open water swimming community bring people of all ages and abilities together like this 6-person 16 km relay across the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe. The high-altitude swim is superbly run, attracting both world class competition and a friendly, festive atmosphere for a social swimming reunion with friends.

Why it was nominated

For offering a unique format high-altitude open water swim in a majestic location.




Event of the Year


Trans Tahoe Relay

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