LAKE TAHOE MARATHON SWIM FEDERATION
LAKE TAHOE MARATHON SWIM FEDERATION

LAKE TAHOE SWIMMING

 

LENGTH OF TAHOE

SWIMING THE LENGTH OF TAHOE IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT

DISTANCE 21.3 MILES (34.279 KM)

1. A SWIMMER NEEDS TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO SWIM A POSSIBLE 12 TO 19 HOUR SWIM IN AN ALPINE LAKE AT OVER 6000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL

2. MOST LENGTH OF TAHOE SWIMMERS ARE NOT NEW TO SWIMMING LONG DISTANCES. ITS A GOOD IDEA TO SWIM A WIDTH ROUTE FIRST TO GET TO KNOW THE LAKE. MANY OF OUR SWIMMERS SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL OR SOMETHING GREATER AFTER THEY SWIM TAHOE.
3. A SWIMMER NEEDS TO FIND A GREAT CREW CHIEF WHO CAN HELP ASSEMBLE A TEAM FOR A SUCCESFUL SWIM. TO MAKE YOUR SWIM SAFER FIND TWO GREAT KAYAKERS. PLEASE PRACTICE SWIMMING IN THE DARK WITH YOUR KAYAKER SO YOU WILL HAVE COMMUNICATION AND FEED PROCEDURES DOWN. YOU WILL WANT TO FEED QUICKLY SO YOU DON’T ADD EXTRA TIME TO YOUR SWIM.
4. EVERYONE WHO IS ON THE SUPPORT BOAT SHOULD BE ESSENTIAL TO YOUR SWIM.
5. LTMSF WILL FIND AN OBSERVER FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE YOUR SWIM IS PROPERLY RECORDED.  
6. CHOOSE A PILOT CAREFULLY. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE PILOTING SWIMS IN TAHOE.
7 PRACTICE SWIMMING USING STANDARD EQUIPMENT SO YOUR SWIM WILL MEET OPEN WATER STANDARDS.

 

SWIM ROUTES

 

LENGTH OF TAHOE

21.3 MILE LENGTH OF TAHOE (EITHER DIRECTION)
FROM CAMP RICHARDSON SOUTH LAKE TAHOE TO INCLINE VILLAGE HYATT BEACH INCLINE VILLAGE

( HISTORICALLY THERE ARE OTHER ROUTES BUT FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS THIS HAS BECOME THE ESTABLISHED LENGTH OF TAHOE ROUTE)

 

WIDTH OF TAHOE

WIDTH SWIMS (EITHER DIRECTION)

VIKING TAHOE 10.5 MILE CAVE ROCK NV TO EMERALD BAY VIKINGSHOLM HOME TAHOMA CA

HOMEWOOD CA TO GLENBROOK NV 12 MILES

SAND HARBOR BEACH NV TO SKYLANDIA BEACH DOLLAR POINT CA 9.8 MILES


NOTE: IF YOU ARE GOING TO DOCK YOUR BOAT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PERMISSION FIRST. PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU ARE STARTING OR ENDING A SWIM IN A PRIVATE AREA  KEEP THE NOISE DOWN ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE STARTING EARLY IN THE MORNING. IT MAY BE BEST TO LET THE SWIMMER SWIM FROM THE BOAT TO THE START THEN START THE SWIM WITH LITTLE NOISE. PLEASE READ TO LATEST LTMSF RULES BEFORE YOU SWIM.

Contact

TOM LINTHICUM

925-787-8291

TomWLinthicum@gmail.com

SIMON DOMINGUEZ

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