The point-to-point swim that began in 1949 is a 2.1 km swim from the Old Ferry Docks in West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach in City Park Kelowna in British Columbia. Annually held in July, it is one of Canada’s Top Open Water Swims.
65 consecutive years in the running, swimmers who correctly guess their swim time prior to the race obtain a free entry into the following year’s event.
Upper photo of a swimmer finishing the Across The Lake Swim is by Angelique Duffield of www.BrightSparkMedia.ca. Lower photo shows the grandstand, diving tower, and swimming area in City Park Kelowna circa 1950.
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