View Full Version : Distance swimming up north

February 3rd, 2004, 11:34 PM
Just in case there are any interested open water enthusiasts, there are some excellent swims up north.
Aug 7th the 11.8km swim down the entire length of Lake Skaha. Located in Penticton British Columbia, this swim has wetsuit and non wetsuit catagories. Start time is 7:30am, expect winds and waves.
Aug 13th is a 26.2km marathon swim in Lake Cowichan situated on Vancouver Island. (Can access Vancouver Island by plane or ferry from Seattle or Vancouver) Expect water temps of 66 for the first 5kms and 72 the rest of the way. Can be calm, but can also be rough.
I have done several up here, and love the open water.