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Emerald City Open Water Swim
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29th Annual Emerald City Open Water Swim
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Certified lifeguards will be in the water to supervise the swim. Swimmers 17 and under must have parental approval to participate. Minimum age is 10 years.
$25 Youth, Senior, Special Pop / $30 Adult for one race
REGISTRATION AFTER 8/9/13
$40 Youth, Senior, Special Pop / $45 Adult for one race
Mail in entries must be received no later than 8/9/13
Register online at SPARC
Download a Registration Form
Race Day Information
Take the Swift/Albro Exit off I-5 and head east up South Graham Street. At the top of the hill take a left onto Beacon Ave. South. Take a right on S. Orcas Street. Follow S. Orcas eastbound until you reach Lake Washington Boulevard. Seward Park is directly in front of you.
Parking lot space is limited. Additional parking directly up hill from lower parking lot.
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HISTORYThe Emerald City Open Water Swim was the first event of its kind in the Seattle area. Dave Gertsch saw the need for an open water swim in Seattle after participating in similar events in California. He organized the first Emerald City Open Water Swim in August of 1984. In the events first year there were approximately 100 participants. Since then the swim has had as many as 500 swimmers. The swim has developed into a family event with entertainment, awards, and door prizes following the swim. There is at least one family who has three generations of swimmers who compete together each year. Participants enjoy trying to find the year of the swim, which is hidden in the T-shirt design, each year. Reportedly, the weirdest door prize awarded at the event was a free tattoo!
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Updated March 5, 2013
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