Swim For Free If You Were Born in 1949

The 70th celebrations are ramping up for the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim Kelowna on July 14, 2018. “First off, we are offering free registration for all swimmers born in 1949, the first year of the Across the Lake Swim,” says Peter Rudd, Race Director. “We have swimmers of all ages enter the event and this year we’d like to celebrate with those that were born the year the swim started!”

“For the first year ever, we’re adding a Silver and Gold Club status for people who have entered the swim for 10+ and 20+ years,” says Rudd. “This includes some extra benefits as well as distinctive silver and gold swim caps. We want to highlight their commitment to the swim and to helping us raise funds for the YMCA Okanagan Swims program, which provides basic water safety instruction to all grade 3 and grade 4 students in School District 23.”

Rudd continues, “This 70th year is going to be special and we hope our community continues to support us by registering for the swim, coming out to cheer, and sharing our event with Kelowna friends and visitors. As Canada‚Äôs largest and longest running open water swim, there’s really nothing else like it.”

To obtain a free registration, send proof of birthdate in 1949 to registrar@acrossthelakeswim.com


  1. tED rOGERS on February 28, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Those of us who were born in 1948 will be turning 70 this year and those born in 1949 will be turning 69.
    Thanks for helping to organize such a great event.

    • peter on February 28, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      You’re right Ted! Our math isn’t so great. We want to celebrate with those that were born in 1949!

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