Region

North America

Distances Offered

1-2k
9-10k

Description

Experience swimming in one of the saltiest and most unique bodies of water on the planet at the annual Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim. Choose from 1 mile or 10K(ish) swims with “assisted” (wetsuit, fins, paddles, etc) and “unassisted” (suit, cap, goggles) divisions.

“Beat the Brine Shrimp”

One of the 1-mile swimmers will be designated as the “brine shrimp” and will be visible to all other swimmers.  Anyone who finished ahead of the “brine shrimp” will win an extra prize.

The one mile swim is open to swimmers 12 years of age and up.

Please be aware that swimmers participating in the 10K swim are required to have their own support boat and paddler.

All swimmers are welcome to wear safety buoys such as the New Wave Swim Buoy.

Same day registrations will be accepted ONLY for the 1-mile swim.

Participants and spectators MUST pay the Utah State Parks fee as they enter the park ($3).

Event Schedule

1-Mile Swim

Friday June 11

6:00pm – Optional pot luck dinner at Great Salt Lake Marina

Saturday June 12

7:15 to 8:15am – Registration, body marking and packet pick-up at the north end of the marina parking lot

8:35am – Course preview and safety meeting at the Observation Deck

8:50am – Swimmers should begin making their way to the starting buoy

9:00am – Race begins

10K Swim

Friday June 11

6:00pm – Optional pot luck dinner at Great Salt Lake Marina

Saturday June 12

5:30am – Meet at the GSL Marina parking lot to be checked in and body marked

6:30am – Expected starting time

Utah Triple Crown Bundle and Mini Triple Crown

The Utah Triple Crown consists of three swims:

Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim (10K) – June 12, 2021

Bear Lake Monster Swim (10K) – July 17, 2021

Deer Creek Open Water Swim (10 miles) – August 14, 2021

The Mini Triple Crown consists of three swims:

Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim (1 mile) – June 12, 2021

Bear Lake Monster Swim (1 mile) – July 17, 2021

Deer Creek Open Water Swim (1 mile) – August 14, 2021

Awards are given to swimmers who complete these three swims in the same year at the year-end Salt Lake Open Water (SLOW) awards dinner.

Discount pricing is available for both the Utah Triple Crown and Mini Triple Crown swims.

Experience

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional

Swim Type

Race

Water Type

Lake