Canada's Largest and Longest Running Open Water Swim

ACROSS THE LAKE SWIM

JULY 14, 2018, KELOWNA, BC, CANADA

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It's our 70th Celebration!

JOIN US ON JULY 14th, 2018

top 100 swims in the worldWelcome to the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim, the largest and longest running open water swim event in Canada! It is time to start planning to take part in the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim on July 14th, 2018! 2018 will mark the 70th consecutive edition of an event that has always offered a challenge and a standard for young and old, newly minted swimmers and seasoned racers.

Since its beginning in 1949, the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna, BC has always been more a demonstration of swimming ability than a race. Each summer, swimmers of all ages and abilities challenge themselves to swim 2.1 kilometres across Okanagan Lake, to test what they have learned and to master the distance.

Today's Okanagan Lake Water Temperature

19.5°C
Updated: Jul 19, 2017 7:00pm

2018 REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON

DROWN PROOFING OUR KIDS

The YMCA Okanagan Swims Program was created in 2012 to help drown-proof our kids. Solely funded by the Across the Lake Swim Society, we donate funds from our event to run the program. Each year we send EVERY 3rd grader in School District #23 (from Peachland to Lake Country) for FREE swimming lessons to teach them lifesaving water safety skills. This is over 1400 children each year! Your registration fees fund this rewarding program.

LATEST UPDATES

2017 Results Are In!

July 15, 2017

What a fantastic day for a swim! The results for the 2017 Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim are now available online.

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Package Pickup

July 10, 2017

Package pickup is Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th from 3-7pm at the Capital News Centre on Gordon Drive in Kelowna. If someone else if picking up your package, they must have your confirmation ID you received when you registered.  

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Kelowna's Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim

Registration Closes July 9th

July 7, 2017

Registration for this year’s swim close midnight July 9th so register soon. There is no registration at package pickup or the morning of the swim.  

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SWIMMER LOVE

A big thank you to all the organizers. I have wanted to do this swim for a long time and something always prevented me from entering, so had the best day. Everything was so well organized including all the swim clinics. The atmosphere was great. All your efforts were very much appreciated and I'm so proud to have been part of it.

~ Julia H.

This was my 1st time in this event and I had a truly wonderful experience! I wanted to thank all the volunteers’ and especial the crew that help out at the swim clinics as that in fact made the actual swim possible for myself. Well Done!

~ Shane H.

Just wanted to say, another fantastic event. This is my 4th year doing the swim, and I plan to keep attending as long as I am able. Must be your great organizing and and the great people you have working to make the event so fun for everyone! Cheers!!

~ Joanne G.

In all my years of volunteering this was THE BEST event I have ever volunteered at (and that’s saying a lot!)

~ Heidi H.

So much planning and support from volunteers and sponsors goes into such a huge event, which must be overwhelming at times, but you people seem to have such a positive attitude and great leadership that you do an excellent job year after year! Again, please know that ALL of you are very much appreciated for your time and effort in all you do in making this community event such a FUN time. 

~ Rick C.

This was my first time being a part of your event to swim across the lake and it was fantastic.. On the day of the swim, everything was so well organized, it was incredible. Outstanding event in everyway!! Hope to be a part of the swim again next year… Thank you again!

~ Melody G.

This was my first time participating in this event and I was very impressed with how well run it is.

~ Patricia B.

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