Across the Lake Swim Kelowna 2019

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Across the Lake Swim Kelowna 2019

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Across the Lake Swim Kelowna 2019

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Are you a keen swimmer?  Fancy putting your stamina to the test?  There is still time to sign up for Canada’s largest and longest running open water swim – the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna! This swimming event has been operating since 1949 and is a favourite with locals and non-locals alike, whether you’re a fitness junkie or enthusiastic spectator.

How long is the swim?

The route is a 2.1km swim course straight across Okanagan Lake.  Usually the time limit is around 2hrs, but don’t worry – if you’re struggling to finish or taking too long, then you’re likely to get picked up and will receive a free ride to the finish line.  (P.s It’s the experience that counts, so there’s no shame in not finishing!)

When does the swim take place?

July 20th 2019 at 8:00am – put the date in your diary! 

Where does it start and finish?

The starting line is by the Old Ferry Docks in West Kelowna. The course finishes at Hot Sands Beach, City Park.  The easiest way to get to the start line is to meet at City Park since there will be event buses there ready to drive you to Old Ferry Docks, and also a place to leave all your unnecessary belongings!  The last bus will leave at 7:10am, so if you’re not going to get to City Park in time then you’ll have to heard straight to West Kelowna.

How can I register and what does it cost?

You will need to register online here – it costs between $70 – $95 to participate as an individual.  Your entry fee includes a beach towel, swim cap, numbered event cap, gear bag with goodies, food, insurance, the bus ride, and the chance to take a cheeky snap in the photo booth after your swim! 

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So why not kick off your summer with this fantastic experience of swimming across the lake? Bring the whole family along to support you and spend the day soaking up all the sun.  For more information, please see the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim website.


Looking for a place to relax after your swim?  Try out one of our cottages, complete with decks, bbqs and access to hot tubs and swimming pools, they make the perfect place to relax after your day of swimming and the ideal way to celebrate your achievement with your loved ones!  Email our reservation team at or phone 1-888-226-5566 today.


Written by Hannah Poaros

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