When you live in a city surrounded by water, sometimes you need to think bigger than a swimming pool. Join Seattle Parks for the annual Emerald City Open Water Swim at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Andrew’s Bay in Lake Washington (Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S).
There will be a half-mile triangle course and a one-mile triangle course with 30-minute and one-hour time limits. Able swimmers ages 10+ can register for either the half-mile straight course or one-mile triangle course. Participants who want the ultimate challenge can register for both races at a discounted price.
Certified lifeguards will be on duty. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female swimmers, and every registered swimmer will receive a specially designed commemorative swim cap and shirt.
Register before Aug. 6 to received early bird discounts:
Half-mile: $30 Adult, $25 Youth/Senior/Special populations
One-mile: $30 Adult, $25 Youth/Senior/Special populations
Both races: $40 Adult, $35 Youth/Senior/Special populations
All registration prices increase by $15 after Aug. 6. Swimmers under 17 need parent approval to register. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Register online at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Start/Start.asp, by calling Medgar Evers Pool at 206-684-4766, or download, print and mail your registration to:
Medgar Evers Pool
500 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Entry Form: http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/docs/2015OpenWaterSwimEntryForm.pdf