Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 Bear Lake Crossings

There are quite a few exciting swims happening in August and September for Bear Lake:

Monday, Aug 25th starting @ 1am: Kelly Gneiting - Bear Lake double width (14 miles)

Friday Aug 30th starting @ 8pm: Goody Tyler IV Bear Lake Length (19 miles)

Monday, Sept 1st starting @ 3am: Sarah Jones, Lisa Gentile - Bear Lake double width (14 miles)

Wednesday, Sept 3rd: James Jonsson - Double length crossing (38 miles)

Sometime mid September (once the water temp drops below 61f): Chad Starks - Bear Lake Length (19 miles) - English Channel Qualifier.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Results of the 2014 Josh Green Open Water Race

Congrats to Josh who was unable to come to this race.  He was in the hospital with his wife where they welcomed their new son, Porter to the world!

Thank you to all the swimmers who came out and raced.  We had a fun time and enjoyed talking afterwards.  Let's plan to do this at least once a year.  No registration, no fees, just come out and swim a 3/4 mile loop as fast as you can.  

Both the Male and Female records were broken this afternoon.
Gords retained the trophy for another year and bettered the record by 20 seconds.  Sarah Jones came in close behind and set a new female record.  A female division trophy is on its way to Sarah!

For more information on this race and how to submit your own time, checkout the rules.

Fox13 came out and filmed portions of the race, and took interviews, but the topic that they ended up going with was the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim that is coming up!  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Calling ALL swimmers

For 2014, ALL three open water events in Utah will be NON United States Masters sanctioned events. No more requirement to be USMS members or pay a one event fee.  This means that all swimmers aged 12 years and up are invited to register for these events.  All three races are so different from each other, and offer a unique experience!

June 7th, 2014, Great Salt Lake (8 Miles or 1 mile distances): Register here

July 19th, 2014, Bear Lake (7 miles done solo or as a relay of 2 to 6 swimmers): Register here

August 9th, 2014, Deer Creek (1 mile, 5K, 10K and 10 mile distances): Register here

If you are new to open water swimming and would like help in your training please contact us.

Monday, December 16, 2013


If you are an open water swimmer or triathlete, you've likely heard about the benefits of drafting.  Salt Lake Open Water has created the Team Pursuit Postal Challenge event to help you experience the benefits of drafting, in a fun team competition.  Details about the event can be found here.

On Thursday, December 12th we had our year end Awards banquet at Bucca Di Beppo.  It was well attended and the following awards were given:

Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim Hubbard
Most Improved Swimmer - Tanya Harris
Best Sportsman - Josh Green
Volunteer of the Year - Chad Starks
Good Will Ambassador - Goody Tyler IV
Utah Triple Crown Swimmers for 2013: Will Reeves, Tammy Taylor, Sue Frehse, Michelle Poole

Here is a slideshow of this year's activities and races to summarize all the things we did: