Race Results

UltraMarathon - Trans Tahoe Solo

July 16

The solo division was held concurrently with the relay portion of the event on July 16th. David Heron, a long-time member of the USA Swimming National Open Water Team dominated the competition and beat the relay teams that were mostly comprised of adult masters swimmers. David Holscher, a member of the Night Train Swimmers in the Bay Area used the race to augment his training for his upcoming English Channel attempt and said he loved the competition and opportunity to swim hard at high altitude in water that is comparable to the English Channel.

Type: Swimming – open water
Location: Lake Tahoe – California USA
Date: July 16, 2022
Distance: 15.5K
Organized by: Trans Tahoe Relay
Race Director:
Race website: transtahoerelay.com

Trans Tahoe Solo (15.5 km)
1st edition
July 16, 2022
Start: Lake Tahoe
​Finish: Lake Tahoe

15622David HeronUSM3:25:44
25621David HolscherUSM6:00:04


Trans Tahoe Solo

The Trans Tahoe Relay started in 1976 and has become an annual reunion of the global open water swimming community. Traditionally done as a relay, WOWSA has partnered with the Olympic Club of San Francisco to offer a 15.5 km Trans Tahoe Solo race as part of the 2022 UltraMarathon Swim Series.

Adding a solo division to the 15.5 kilometer course at 6,000 feet (1829 meters) of altitude in water temperature between 12-15°C (55-60°F) puts the event on par with some of the toughest marathon swims around the world.

The solo division is held concurrently with the relay portion of the event.

Many Olympians, world champions, and professional marathon swimmers have participated in the Trans Tahoe Relays. But now soloists can race and compete on this famed course – and enjoy the unparalleled ambience of the pre- and post-race activities in Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is also famous for solo crossings but now the venue is part of the new Ultramarathon Swim Series that ties marathon swimming events around the world in a unified manner.”

Registration Trans Tahoe Solo 2023