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Canada's Longest Open Water Swim for Charity

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Conquer the lake - Marathon distances

Single Swimmers

Marathon Swim 36,000m

Our 36km Marathon Swim is the longest course available in Canada and is intended for experienced and elite swimmers with open water practice. This swim is not for the feint of heart and will test the endurance of its athletes. Swimmers will complete two lengths of Christina Lake with the support of kayakers, crew, and safety personnel. 

Half Marathon Swim 18,000m

The shortest of our ultra endurance swim distances, our 18km Half Marathon Swim will take swimmers across Christina Lake in a single effort. This swim is intended for experienced and elite swimmers looking for a big open water and endurance challenge with the support of kayakers, crew, and safety personnel.

Relay Swims - Teams of 2 or 4

*Please note that the 4-person team relay is not an option in the 18km distance event and is capped at 2 people.

Marathon Swim 36,000m

Our 36km Marathon Swim is the longest course available in Canada and is intended for experienced and elite swimmers with open water practice. This swim is not for the feint of heart and will test the endurance of its athletes. Swimmers will complete two lengths of Christina Lake with the support of kayakers, crew, and safety personnel. 

Half Marathon Swim 18,000m

The shortest of our ultra endurance swim distances, our 18km Half Marathon Swim will take swimmers across Christina Lake in a single effort. This swim is intended for experienced and elite swimmers looking for a big open water and endurance challenge with the support of kayakers, crew, and safety personnel.

Conquer the lake - Super swim distances

Super Swim 4,000m

Our middle distance event is a fan favourite! Swimmers will complete two loops just off Christina Lake Provincial Park beach. This is a great daytime swim option for those looking for a challenging swim that accommodates swimmers of all levels.

Super Swim 2,000m

In 2023 we're expanding to include a new 2,000m swim distance event. This is similar to the longer course route but features only one loop. This is a fantastic family-friendly swim option for the whole community. Get those swim goggles ready!

Super Swim 750m

Our shortest event is an effortful 750m. Swimmers will have the opportunity to be part of a heroic day and put in their own big effort in a smaller loop close to shore. Kayakers, spotters and safety personnel will be on hand to support all swimmers of all abilities and experience-levels. Give it a try!

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Directions to Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

We acknowledge and respect that where this event is held and where we all live and work are within the converging ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Kootenay/Boundary and Columbia Basin Indigenous Peoples as well as the Metis Peoples whose footsteps have also marked these lands.

When: Held annually over the 3rd last weekend of August (Saturday).

Where: Christina Lake Provincial Lake, 140 Park Road, Christina Lake, British Columbia, Canada

About: Christina Lake is located in the Monashee Mountains near Grand Forks in the Kootenay Boundary Region of British Columbia, Canada and boasts the warmest water of any tree lined lake in Western Canada and is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Canada. It’s picturesque beauty make this a premiere destination for open water swimmers and wilderness enthusiasts. Come visit this summertime mecca and its quaint friendly community for an experience of a lifetime.

Directions: Christina Lake can be accessed via Hwy 3 from Osoyoos & Castlegar, Hwy 395 from Kettle Falls, WA, as well as other roads from Kelowna and the Okanagan area. It is about a 3 ½  hour drive from Kelowna, B.C., a 6 hour drive from Vancouver, B.C.,  a 7 ½ hour drive from Calgary, A.B., and a 2 hour drive from Spokane, WA.

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