Canada's Largest and Longest Running Open Water Swim

ACROSS THE LAKE SWIM

KELOWNA, BC, CANADA

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SWIM WITH US IN 2023

IT'S OUR 75th ANNIVERSARY!

Interior SavingsWelcome to the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim Kelowna, the largest and longest running open water swim event in Canada! It is time to start planning to take part in the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim on July 15th, 2023! 2023 will mark the 75th edition of an event that has always offered a challenge and a standard for young and old, newly minted swimmers and seasoned racers.

Since its beginning in 1949, the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim in Kelowna, BC has always been more a demonstration of swimming ability than a race. Each summer, swimmers of all ages and abilities challenge themselves to swim 2.1 kilometres across Okanagan Lake, to test what they have learned and to master the distance.

2023 Registration Notify

We'll notify you when we open the registration for 2023!

Today's Okanagan Lake Water Temperature

26.3°C
Updated: Aug 19, 2022 4:26am

Registration is OPEN for 2022:

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GELLATLY BAY

Choose from either a 2.5km or 5km across beautiful Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna, BC.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2022

Registration is OPENING SOON for 2023:

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KELOWNA

Canada's largest and longest running open water swim. Swim 2.1km across Okanagan Lake from West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach in Kelowna, BC in glorious 21C water!

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH, 2023

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KALAMALKA LAKE

Swim in one of National Geographic's Top Beautiful Lakes in the World! Choose a 1.5km or 4.5km in the unique waters of Kalamalka Lake in Coldstream, BC.

SEE YOU IN 2023

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KID'S SHORE SPLASH!

A very scaled down version of the Kelowna swim along the shore of Okanagan Lake for kids aged 5-12. Super fun, super safe and it's FREE!

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH, 2023

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RATTLESNAKE ISLAND

Located in Swim Bay in historic Peachland, BC. Swim either a 3.1km to the island or 7km around the infamous Rattlesnake Island.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2023

Try Something a Little Different:

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URBAN SWIMRUN

A series of swims and runs along the beautiful shoreline of Okanagan Lake. Registration is open!

SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2022

DROWN PROOFING OUR KIDS

The YMCA Okanagan Swims Program was created in 2012 to help drown-proof our kids. Solely funded by the Across the Lake Swim Society, we donate funds from our event to run the program. Each year we send EVERY 3rd grader in School District #23 (from Peachland to Lake Country) for FREE swimming lessons to teach them lifesaving water safety skills. This is over 1400 children each year! Your registration fees fund this rewarding program.

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LATEST UPDATES

2022 Photos Now Online

July 25, 2022

The photos from this year’s swim are now available to view.

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2022 Results

July 16, 2022

2022 results are available online

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Information About Your Swim on Saturday!📣

July 11, 2022

Hello swimmers! We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!
We have a few updates and instructions for you, please read carefully.

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SWIMMER LOVE

A big thank you to all the organizers. I have wanted to do this swim for a long time and something always prevented me from entering, so had the best day. Everything was so well organized including all the swim clinics. The atmosphere was great. All your efforts were very much appreciated and I'm so proud to have been part of it.

~ Julia H.

This was my 1st time in this event and I had a truly wonderful experience! I wanted to thank all the volunteers’ and especial the crew that help out at the swim clinics as that in fact made the actual swim possible for myself. Well Done!

~ Shane H.

Just wanted to say, another fantastic event. This is my 4th year doing the swim, and I plan to keep attending as long as I am able. Must be your great organizing and and the great people you have working to make the event so fun for everyone! Cheers!!

~ Joanne G.

In all my years of volunteering this was THE BEST event I have ever volunteered at (and that’s saying a lot!)

~ Heidi H.

So much planning and support from volunteers and sponsors goes into such a huge event, which must be overwhelming at times, but you people seem to have such a positive attitude and great leadership that you do an excellent job year after year! Again, please know that ALL of you are very much appreciated for your time and effort in all you do in making this community event such a FUN time. 

~ Rick C.

This was my first time being a part of your event to swim across the lake and it was fantastic.. On the day of the swim, everything was so well organized, it was incredible. Outstanding event in everyway!! Hope to be a part of the swim again next year… Thank you again!

~ Melody G.

This was my first time participating in this event and I was very impressed with how well run it is.

~ Patricia B.

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