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2018 Emerald City Open Water Swim

See the results from 2018’s Swim here!   

Saturday, August 18th
Andrews Bay, at Seward Park
9:00 a.m.

It’s time once again for the 34th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim! Swimmers 10 to 110 years old can participate in this popular event at Andrews Bay in Seward Park, which includes half mile out-and-back and one-mile open water races. This year there will be a new Open category (no wetsuit, no age, no gender scoring) as well.

Lifeguards will be stationed along the course. Check in and day of race registration are available beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Register for the race online at (SPARC) or over the phone/in-person at Medgar Evers Pool (206) 684-4776.
Registration barcodes are:

  • ½ mile (10 and older) – 182856
  • 1 mile (10 and older) – 182857
  • BOTH RACES (10 and older) – 182858


Early bird pricing (ends August 9)

One Race Adult: $45
One Race Youth/Special Population/Senior: $40
Both Races Adult: $55
Both Races Youth/Special Population/Senior: $50

Regular Pricing:

One Race Adult $60
On Race Youth/Special Population/Senior $55
Both Races Adult $70
Both Races Youth/Special Population/Senior $65

 Registration Fee is Non-Refundable.