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Join Seattle Parks and Recreation for the Emerald City Open Water Swim Aug. 15

Emerald City Open Water Swim event posterWhen 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, by calling Medgar Evers Pool at 206-684-4766, or download, print and mail your registration to:

Medgar Evers Pool
Attn: OWS
500 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Entry Form: