Lake Tahoe is one of the worlds most famous sporting playgrounds. The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the Big Blue Lake Tahoe one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth. The Tahoe City Swim is staged in historic Tahoe City and features the beautiful, clear and clean water of Lake Tahoe and. There is a 1/2 mile, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile course set up just off of Commons Beach where spectators can see the action first hand.
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The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.
Truckee is one of those places that if you dont already you want to live. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the worlds top ski towns Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.
Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra await you.
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What you need to know about swimming
Swimming races and open water swimming events generally tend to be between 1—10km in length, however, more challenging swims can be up to 80km long. Swims over 10km are classed as Marathon Swims, These events take place in lakes or in the sea, often with a great atmosphere and a festival vibe. If you’re just starting out, get some practice in a pool first, temperature and choppiness are factors to consider before diving in.
From a quick dip in Dorney lake to mastering the Windermere One Way, we’ve collected some of the best open water swimming races below. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to throw in some other disciplines, you can check out our pages on Swimrun & Triathlon too.