How many people can I have on my relay?
Relay teams may have 2-6 people. All members of the relay team must adhere to the marathon swim rules as defined by the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association.
How do relays work?
Relays are fun! In a nutshell -
- A relay may consist of 2-6 swimmers
- All swimmers must conform to marathon swim rules (no wetsuits, no neoprene)
- Swimmers swim in a fixed order and the order may not change.
- Each swimmer swims a 1-hour shift (leg)
- Swimmers may not shorten or extend their shifts
Are tandem swims allowed?
Yes, tandem swims of two solo swimmers swimming simultaneously off the same boat on the same course are allowed but must be approved.
Tandem swimmers must be equal in speed and have experience swimming together over long distances. At least one kayak and kayaker are required for a tandem swim and additional fees will apply.
Are two-way (round-trip) swims allowed?
Yes, two-way (round-trip) swims are allowed for solo, tandems, and relay teams. Depending on the course, additional hours or days may need to be booked in order for us to conform to United States Maritime Laws.
An additional Observer may be needed from the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association as well.
If you are interested in a two-way swim, please contact us to discuss the course and availability.
Can I do a low-key pleasure swim and not a marathon swim?
Yes! We pilot adventure swims all the time. We give the same high level of commitment to your safety whether you are looking to swim for an hour or 24 hours.
Contact us for availability on Lake Tahoe as we don't post these on the booking calendar.