2016 Lake Chelan Swim

Manson Bay Park
Manson, WA 98831


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Event Description

The Lake Chelan Swim is a FAMILY FUN EVENT! Open to anyone that can swim over the age of 12. The event is a fundraiser for free swim lessons in the Lake Chelan valley.

It consists of a 1.5 mile open water swim on the north shore of Lake Chelan in 65 degree water. 2 hour time limit to complete the swim. Open to all swimmers over the age of twelve. The funds from this event will go to pay for swim lessons for kids and adults that live and play in the Lake Chelan valley. Please help to support this.


Check in takes place at Manson Bay Park in Manson. Swimmers must be CHECKED-IN by 11:00 a.m. All swimmers must sign the Liability Release at Check-In ( please email lakechelanswim@gmail.com if you would like an advance copy) and all swimmers under 18 must have parent or guardian present to sign Liability Release. Registration opens at 9:00 and will be available the day of the race.

Early registration via Eventbrite is strongly encouraged. Registration is available on Friday before the race from 5 - 7 pm at Manson Bay Park and the morning of the race for $30 cash or check only.

Buses will transport swimmers and spectators from Manson Bay Park to the race start right after the mandatory safety meeting at 11:00 am.  Swimmers must check in at Manson Bay Park by 11:00 am and attend mandatory the Safety meeting even if you picked up your packet early. After the Safety Meeting we will then load buses to be transported to starting line.  There is no parking at the race start, all swimmers and spectators must be transported to the start of the swim by bus.

There will be NO refunds for any reason.


All swimmers must attend a mandatory Safety Meeting at 11:00 am at Manson Bay Park. No flotation devices of any kind will be allowed (e.g. tubes, rafts, kickboards, etc.). Wetsuits are encouraged due to the cool temperature of the water.

Check In and Packet Pick Up:

Saturday check-in opens at 9:00 am at Manson Bay Park. All swimmers must be checked in by 11:00 a.m. Registration and packet pick up also on Friday 5-7 at Manson BayPark. Registration is not the same as Check-In! If you pick up your packet early you MUST still check in on Saturday morning by 11:00 am at Manson Bay Park. Registration in person is $30, cash or check only.

Shuttle to Race Start:

Buses will shuttle swimmers and spectators to Willow Point Park right after the Safety meeting at 11: 00 am. Parking is not available at the race start so all spectators and participants need to use the shuttle buses.

Please go to the Lake Chelan Swim website for more information and contact information.

 Traffic between Chelan and Manson on Race Day

The Shore-to-Shore Marathon is happening in the morning, the same day as the Lake Chelan Swim. Traffic is frequently slowed or stopped on Highway 150 between Chelan and Manson to protect runners on the road. Please give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes to reach Manson on race day.


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