Trans Tahoe Relay

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6-person relay that brings in many accomplished pool and open water swimmers including world open water swimming champions, FINA World Cup and FINA Grand Prix pro swimmers, and NCAA and Olympic Trial qualifiers and top masters swimmers from dozens of states and countries

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Name of Race

Trans Tahoe Relay

Event Month

July

Region

North America

Body of Water

Lake Tahoe

Distances Offered

Over 10k

Temperature

Cold

Experience

Advanced
Professional

Water Type

Lake

Swim Type

Relay

Description

The Olympic Club Trans Tahoe Relay is a stunningly beautiful and well-organized masters swimming relay event in Lake Tahoe. The 10-mile high-altitude swim race is organized by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. The 6-person relay annuals draws hundreds of teams of high-altitude swimmers from around the world and is one of the world’s greatest high-altitude swimming competitions. It is annually listed in America’s Top 100 Open Water Swims and the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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