Tahoe Marathon Swimming
Marathon swimming on Lake Tahoe is increasing in popularity as open water swimmers want new venues to conquer. As licensed, professional captains, with many successful swims and references, we welcome the opportunity to pilot you.
“Lake Tahoe is the pinnacle of alpine open water swimming.”
Lake Tahoe is stunning! Located at 6,225 above sea level and the majestic mountains of the Sierra Nevada Range to encompass you, it is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Choose from three sanctioned marathon swim courses – the Length (21.3-Miles / 34.3-Km), True Width (12-Miles /19.3-Km), and Vikingsholm (10.6-Miles /17.1-Km). Swim all three courses (solo) to earn the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association’s “Tahoe Triple Crown” award.
Swim as a solo, tandem, relay, or two-way (round-trip). This provides many options for all levels of swimmers. If you aren’t ready for a solo, get a team of 2-6 people for a Tahoe relay.
Located 4 hours north of the San Francisco Bay area and an hour from Reno, travel is relatively easy to this world-class swimming destination.
All marathon swims are sanctioned by the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association, a formal and professional governing body to observe and ratify swims. As a swimmer, you will have the confidence that your swims will be dutifully recorded and honored.
If you are looking for a challenge, we want to talk to you! For a new swimmer, let’s talk how to plan and train for your first marathon swim. For Channel swimmers, use the True Width or Vikingsholm as a distance training swim while adding to your successful swims list.
Lake Tahoe is a great swimming location for South End Rowing Club and Dolphin Club swimmers. First, it’s close to San Francisco. Second, it’s an opportunity to swim with friends! Finally, crew or kayak for a friend, or put together a Tahoe relay team.