Across the Lake Swim
Kelowna Two

New Swim!

August 24, 2024

Kelowna, bc, canada

The Kelowna Made Festival Kickoff Event
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  • Details

    Choose from two family friendly distances: a 700m swim from downtown Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach, and a 1.4km across Okanagan Lake from West Kelowna to Hot Sands Beach. We’ve included a bus ride to the start of the 1.4km.
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  • Schedule

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    Times are subject to change.

  • Package Pickup

    Package pickup is the morning of the swim starting at 6am in City Park.

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  • FAQ

    Are there change rooms and showers available for after the swim?

    Yes and no. There are public washrooms at the Finish Line but no showers. There is an outdoor shower at the Kelowna finish line.

    Is there parking at the swim start?

    NO! There is no parking at the start line. The Old Ferry Wharf Road is a narrow windy road and the roadway must be kept clear to allow room for the buses.

    Each year we must apply to the Westbank First Nation for permission to use their land. If the no-parking rule is not enforced, it may affect our being granted permission in the future.

    Let us do the driving and bus you to the start line. It’s much more convenient and it’s included in your registration anyway.

    Where does my support person launch their craft?

    It is advisable to launch the support craft at the Finish Line in City Park and paddle across to the start line area. There is also a boat launch near Rose’s Pub by the Grand Okanagan Resort.


    Where do I catch the bus?

    You catch the buses in City Park near the children’s playground. Once you get into City Park you will be able to see all the buses lined up. You can’t miss ’em!

    Can I bring stuff on the bus?

    You CANNOT take anything on the bus that you will not be using during the swim (e.g., shoes, sunglasses, etc.) as we cannot bring these items back for you. You will be quite warm in your wetsuit! We will once again have carpets laid down at the start line area so that you don’t need shoes with you.

    There is a bag check tent available in City Park for all items you don’t use during the swim.

    Is a Support Paddler required?

    Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim Kelowna a support paddler is not required.
    Kal Lake: Support paddlers are not required for either distance.
    Cultus Lake: Support paddlers are not required for either distance.
    Gellatly Bay: Support paddlers are not required for either distance.
    Kelowna Two: Support paddlers are not required for either distance.
    Skaha Lake: Support paddlers are required for the 11.8km distance, but not for the 4.5km distance.
    Rattlesnake Island: Support paddlers are required for the 7km distance, but are not required for the 1.5km or 3km distances.

    However, each junior swimmer (10 years & under) MUST be accompanied by a support craft if they are swimming alone and not accompanied by an adult swimmer.

    Know your limitations. You should be able to swim 1000-2000 meters comfortably with or without the aid of a wetsuit.

    Where do we park?

    There is plenty of parking in the City Park parking lot if you get there early. If the lot is full, you can park 1 block away in the Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue, or along the street.

    What is the water temperature?

    The water temperature averages 19-21C on swim day. In 2013 we had a very warm summer which resulted in a record 23C temp!

    Is there food after the event?

    Yes, there are light snacks and drinks after the event. Typically cookies, bagels, bananas, oranges, water, coffee and juice boxes. (subject to change)

    Is there a gear check?

    Yes, the gear check opens early in the morning so you can drop off your items. Be sure to put them in a bag so we can tag it for you to pick up at the end of your swim.

    Also check out our general FAQ's here
  • Parking

    There is limited parking available in City Park (get there early!), plenty of parking along the street, or in the Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Ave, one block away from City Park.

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Across the Lake Swim Kelowna Two is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the syilx/Okanagan people.


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Free Swim Clinics Start This Saturday

June 11, 2024

The Fresh Air Open Water Swim Clinics start this Saturday, June 15th at Boyce-Gyro Beach in Kelowna. 

The clinics start at 7am, but we encourage you to get there well before (6:30ish) to get signed in. Just bring your wetsuit, goggles and a change of clothes. We’ll supply you with a swim cap. We’ll have a few laughs, lots of giveaways and a beautiful morning on the beach.

To speed things up, please download and complete the waiver and bring it with you. Download the waiver

The free clinics run every Saturday until July 20th and are free for participants of any of our swims. Want your best bud to come with you for support? No problem, it’s just a measly $5 for them to join.

These clinics are geared towards newer swimmers who need to get comfortable in the open water. Our coaches will teach you sighting, swimming with others, drafting, swimming with waves, and other open water swimming skills, perfect for the anxious or first time swimmers.

Fresh Air will be on site so you can demo wetsuits and the ATLS team will be there to answer questions!

Over 50% of our participants are first time swimmers, so you first timers are not alone! Come join us!

Find out more about the clinics here