TAHOE’S MARATHON SWIMS
Lake Tahoe is among the most beautiful of alpine lakes in the world and supports 3 world-class marathon swims.
Lake Tahoe Length
21.3 Miles (34.3 km)
The Length is the premier and most challenging course on Lake Tahoe. Typically swum South to North, the Length offers the advanced swimmer a jewel in the California Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming.
12 Mile (19.3km)
Defined by LTOWSA, the True Width has quickly become the most popular mid-length marathon swim and is an important accomplishment for those working closer to longer swims.
10.6 Miles (16.9km)
A staple for years for marathon swimmers, this beautiful diagonal shortcut across the southern part of the lake offers a stunning finish on the beach near Vikingsholm mansion in Emerald Bay.
Lake Tahoe Triple Crown
The three marathon swims on Lake Tahoe offers marathon swimmers the Lake Tahoe Triple Crown™, a distinction and award offered by the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association for officially sanctioned swims.
Rules & Ratification
By providing un-biased, professional observers and careful swim record reviews, we can ensure that all swim attempts are completed within the Rules. Our highest priority is to coordinate, manage, document, and report all swims in a prompt and professional manner.
Northern California Open Water Association