Entering its 67th year, the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim will take place Saturday, July 18th. The event is now known as the longest running and largest annual open water event throughout Canada, drawing participation numbers up to 1200 swimmers.
On Saturday, swimmers will be separated according to their abilities and with their safety in mind, ten waves of swimmers will be scheduled several minutes apart. They will complete a 2.1 kilometer swim beginning at West Kelowna’s Old Ferry Docks with the finish line at Hot Sands Beach in Kelowna.
The team at Across the Lake Swim Society have a fun, engaging opportunity for past and present participants called Where in the World Has Your Towel Been? Each swimmer receives a beach towel at the event and is encouraged, on their worldly travels, to take a photo for the society to share on their website. Everywhere from Australia, Hawaii, and even the Great Wall of China have been some of the spots selected for a photo opportunity. You can see all of the Where in the World Has Your Towel Been? photos on their website.
With the 2015 event selling out so quickly and the event continuing to grow in popularity, signup on the Across the Lake Swim website to get notified when 2016 registration opens.
Good luck to all of the swimmers participating in the 2015 Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim!