Northern California Open Water Swimming Association

Northern California Open Water Swimming Association

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Northern California Open Water

With each sunrise, we find ourselves amongst some of the most beautiful, challenging, and iconic open water swimming venues in the world and truly consider ourselves fortunate that this “Golden State” of ours is also our home.

San Francisco Bay, flanked by a world-class city, two fantastic swimming clubs steeped in tradition for more than 140 years, memorable day swims, and three challenging marathon swims, offers swimmers of all levels many amazing and challenging open water swimming opportunities year-round.

Lake Tahoe, a short 3-hour drive east into the Sierra Nevada mountain range is North America’s largest, 2nd deepest, and most amazing alpine lake. Tahoe is nothing short of inspiring and stunningly beautiful. With three of it’s own world-class marathon swims, different levels of challenge presents themselves, namely limited buoyancy, altitude, and course length.

In short, open water swimming venues don’t get much better than what you’ll find in Northern California. Whether you want a simple dip in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, an ‘Escape from Alacatraz’, a six or eight hour training swim, or the 12-Mile True Width, or 21-Mile Length of Lake Tahoe, we have amazing open water swims for athletes all abilities and look forward to sharing it with you!


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