LAKE TAHOE OPEN WATER SWIM SEASON 2018
July 9 2018
We are off to an amazing start marathon swimming in Lake Tahoe this year! Thanks to the volunteers and observers all of our swims will now be streamlined into the MSF Long Swims Database. The water is warming up fast for the upcoming swims. There are two length of Tahoe swims scheduled this week so be sure and connect to track.rs link below (thank you Evan Morrison) to track our swimmers progress. We are in the process of adding useful tools and links to this website so please check back soon. We also want to thank the South End Rowing, Dolphin Club, and The Monterey Bay Swim Association for a ton of support!
We were pleased to see Karina Garcia from Ventura, CA swim her first Viking 10.5 mile swim yesterday with perfect conditions! Her time was 5h36m59s! We want to congratulate Melissa Blaustein, who completed her English Channel swim yesterday! Melissa swam the Viking a few years ago, just one of her many successful swims! Also, Kate Howell was the first to complete the length of Tahoe 21.3 mile swim this year in 14h42m12s. This entire swim was donated to raise money for Sammy, who suffered a serious neck injury and needs support for his recovery. She was able to raise over $21,000 for this effort! Over $1,000 per mile! Thank you everyone who supported Kate with this effort! We hear Sammy is doing better everyday and hope for a full recovery!
We are looking to add more observers, kayakers, captains and crew to our database. If interested please contact us. Look for announcements regarding observer trainings coming soon!
Join the Lake Tahoe 2018 “100 Mile Club” this season. The goal is to swim 100 miles in Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake this season. Email us your contact information and any training miles you have swum, and we will keep a spreadsheet to track your progress. It’s an honor system, so you do not need an observer for every mile! This will be fun.
We look forward to seeing many of you swimming or volunteering with Lake Tahoe marathon swims this year! It’s going to be great!