LAKE TAHOE & CATALINA ISLAND

Trans-Tahoe Relay Swim

July 18, 2020

The Olympic Club Trans Tahoe Relay is one of the most unique open water swimming events in the world. Last year the race attracted over 1200 competitors from all over the country. The Trans Tahoe Relay has become one of the largest open water swims in the world. Promoting team spirited competition between swimming clubs and other groups and organizations. Join Water World Swim as we team up for a fun, friendly competition against other groups.

The Swim

Each team consists of six swimmers. Each member swims 30 minutes for the first leg. After each member has completed the 30 minute leg, each member will complete a 10 minute leg and then 10 minute leg(s) or until the team has reached the finish line. Teams must maintain their swimming order throughout the race. A swimmer completing his/her leg must physically tag the next swimmer at the proper time of exchange.

* If swimmer is not able to complete his/her leg, team is disqualified.

* Use of wet suits, tri-suits , buoy devices or devices used to protect against cold are not allowed. Swimmers may use extra swim cap or thermal cap  beneath colored swim cap issued by the race.

The normal water temperature at Sand Harbor Beach front is about 60-62 degrees; there is a steady drop- off to about 55-58 degrees in the deeper water in the middle of the lake. If you have any doubt on your capability to do the swim under these circumstances, please do not do it. For those of you who plan to do the swim you should make every effort to be as prepared as possible. Hypothermia is a very real possibility for everyone no matter how prepared or experienced you are. Please plan accordingly.

Catalina Island Swim

September 20, 2020

Stretching between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles in California, the Catalina Channel is approximately 20 miles long. As a six person relay, you will be challenged and exhilarated as you swim through the starry night and the deep blue ocean.

The Swim

Each team consists of six swimmers. Each member swims 60 minutes rotating until the team has reached the finish line.No wetsuits are permitted. No swimmer shall use or be assisted by artificial aids of any kind. Swimmers are permitted to grease the body before a swim, use goggles, wear one cap, wear one porous suit, neither of which may be designed either to retain body heat or aid in buoyancy.

Official rules must be followed in order to get recognized by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.