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Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim - 2015
1 Mile, Other
Sat, Jun 6, 2015
1 Mile Swim - Great Salt Lake Marina to Black Rock - Individual Age group/open
8.12 Mile Swim - Antelope Island to Black Rock - Individual Age group/open
Utah Triple Crown Bundle (Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake, Deer Creek) - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
One of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims!
Experience swimming in one of the saltiest and most unique bodies of water on the planet at the fourth annual Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim. Choose from 1 mile or 8.12 mile point-to-point swims with wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
There will be a new twist for the 1 mile event this year: "Beat the Brine Shrimp". One swimmer will be designated as the "brine shrimp" and will be visible to all other swimmers. Anyone who finished ahead of the "brine shrimp" will win an extra prize.
This event is no longer sanctioned by USMS. The one mile swim is open to swimmers 12 years of age and up. The 8.12 mile swim is open to swimmers 16 years of age and up.
Please be aware that swimmers participating in the 8.12 mile swim from Antelope Island to Black Rock Beach are required to have their own support boat and paddler. We can help you find a kayak and have it ready for you at the starting line for an additional $30. We can also find you a support paddler for an additional $30.
The price for the 1-mile swim will increase on May30, 2015 to $55. Same day registrations will be accepted for the 1-mile swim for $55. No same day registrations will be accepted for the 8-mile swim.
Please pay the Utah State Parks fee as you enter the park ($3).
Utah Triple Crown Bundle
The Utah Triple Crown consists of three swims:
Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim (8.12 miles) - June 6, 2015
Bear Lake Monster Swim (7 miles) - July 18, 2015
Deer Creek Open Water Swim (10 miles) - August 8, 2015
A special award is given to swimmers who complete these three swims in the same year at the year-end Salt Lake Open Water awards dinner.
For the first time we are offering a discounted bundle for all three events for just $195.
Event details and schedule
7:15 to 8:15am - Registration, body marking and packet pick-up at the north end of the marina parking lot
8:35am - Course preview and safety meeting at the Observation Deck
8:50am - Swimmers shoudl begin making their way to the starting buoy
9:00am - Race begins
8.12 Mile Swim
Friday June 5th
7:00pm - Optional dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory
Saturday June 6th
5:30am - Meet at the GSL Marina parking lot to be checked in, body marked, and shuttled to the starting point on Antelope Island