The annual Interior Savings Across The Lake Swim Kelowna is the largest and longest continuously running open water swim event in Canada. Swimmers complete a 2.1 km swim from the Old Ferry Docks at the bottom of Old Ferry Wharf Rd. in West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach in City Park Kelowna.

We now have a 'dynamic start' system. Swimmers will self-start whenever ready and your time starts when you cross the timing mat and enter the water. There are no waves and no specific cap colours.

If you have not completed the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim before and you know someone who has, you can estimate your swim time based on their times in previous swims (taking into account any differences in your swimming abilities), or estimate your time based on your training times in the pool or lake.

All swimmers will receive their finish time thanks to the timing chip worn around your ankle as you swim. When you cross the finish line, this timing chip will register each swimmer's personal swim time. All swimmers will be eligible for medals in their age group, as well as door prizes.

There is no registration the day of the event!

What you get for your registration fee:

  • An opportunity to swim across the jewel of the Okanagan, and to reach a goal that relatively few have accomplished.
  • A swim monitored by lifeguards and boats on the water, and the RCMP Lake Patrol.
  • Our famous award winning stylish towel.
  • Automated electronic timing and your results posted online.
  • Medals for top 3 overall in each individual age category (regardless of wave start).
  • Food and drinks for tired and hungry swimmers.
  • Event insurance.
  • Five FREE Fresh Air Open Water Swim Clinics starting in June.
  • Free ride to the start line.
  • Lots of door prizes.

Getting to the Start Line

We provide transportation by bus (included in your registration fee) to the start line from the City Park. Due to construction on the Westside, there is very limited access to the start area for private cars and NO PARKING at the start.

Event Package Pick Up

Event packages will be available at Fresh Air Kelowna, 1656 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna (get directions) the 2 days before the event. You can pick up your event package on:

Thursday, July 18th, 3-7PM
Friday, July 19th, 3-7PM

Your event package will include your souvenir towel and numbered cap. Personal event bag pick up is preferred, but you can have your bag picked up by a friend or relative (they will need your Registration ID and will have to sign a form indicating that they picked up your bag).

You will pick up your timing chip at event package pick up. This will save you time on event day (Yay! More sleep!), but it is now your responsibility to remember to bring your timing chip to the event. A replacement fee of $50 will be charged for lost or forgotten timing chips.