IMPORTANT: This event has usually taken place on a Sunday in the past, but in 2018 it is taking place on a Saturday!
Sharks in Lake Tahoe? Card Sharks maybe, although you may see other aquatic species in the crystalline clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Sand Harbor State Park located on the northeast shore of the lake offers both comfortable water and air temperatures this time of year, making it a perfect swim venue. The 1-mile swim will start at the beach next to the boat ramp, swim out through the unique rock formations and finish at the south end of the park’s Main Beach. This swim is particularly special, as it takes place at the most stunningly beautiful, boulder-strewn area of Lake Tahoe. The event is limited to 400 participants, so don’t wait to register!
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
DISTANCE: 1 Mile
READ RACE DAY DETAILS ONLINE HERE. Pay CLOSE ATTENTION to Parking instructions. All cars MUST enter the park at the Boat Launch Ramp entrance as the Main Gate won't open until 8:00AM.
WATER TEMP: ~65-70° F
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME: 45 minutes
INCENTIVES: T-Shirts for all participants. Sharkfest Swim Medals for top three finishers in each age group (wetsuit & non-wetsuit combined). Personalized award plaques will also be mailed to the first place finishers in each age group (wetsuit & non-wetsuit combined).
AGE GROUP BREAKDOWN: Male and Female: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-100!
RACE DAY DETAILS: An email with all the race day details will be sent to all registered participants and posted online here 1-2 weeks prior to event day. Please check back for any updates and the full race day itinerary.
PARKING: Parking is available in Sand Harbor State Park for $10 per vehicle. You will be directed to park near the swim finish and there will be a short walk from there to the check-in area and swim start.
CANCELLATIONS: Registrations are non-refundable. If you can no longer participate in this event, you may receive a rollover credit (minus a $20 processing fee) toward a future event as long as you let us know by July 18 2018. After that date, a doctor's note is required to receive a credit.
August 18 8:30 AM PDT - Race Start