Kelowna’s annual Interior Savings Across The Lake Swim has long been advertised as the longest continuously running open water swim event in BC, and it may be one of the longest events of its kind in North America. So come and take the plunge, get your time as you challenge yourself and others in your age category for medals and prizes.
The swim course is unchanged from previous years, from the Old Ferry Docks in West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach in City Park.
With the continued growth of our event, the 2011 race will have five waves, separating swimmers by their abilities to enhance safety, and minimize congestion on the lake. Your wave will be based on what you entered your estimated swim time to be on the registration form, and you will get a color-coded cap for your wave, but all swimmers will get a time and will be eligible for medals in their age group, as well as door prizes. Waves will be separated by two minutes only, so do not dawdle getting into the lake after the first wave has started!
If you expect to do the swim in 32 minutes or less, the first 100 swimmers who register in this category will be put in the first wave. The next 4 waves will be separated by the estimated swim time entered on your registration. If you have not done the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim before, estimate your swim time by checking last years’ results to compare your swimming abilities with someone you know who has completed the event.
Again this year, we are delighted to have Sun FM carry our promotional duties for the Interior Savings Across The Lake Swim. Listen for their spots on radio in the weeks leading up to the race, and enjoy Tarzan Dan Freeman working with Nick Rabinovitch at the Finish Line calling in the swimmers.
For more information visit http://www.acrossthelakeswim.com/