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WELCOME TO THE LONG BRIDGE SWIMLong Bridge Swim in Sandpoint, Idaho

We are completely pleased to stage our 28th Annual Long Bridge Swim on Saturday August 5, 2023 ... and in the grand quarter-century tradition of this event we aim to make it one of the best open-water swims in the Northwest!

And speaking of LBS 2023... you can get registered right now! Do it, by clicking to our online registration.

We invite all swimmers everywhere to come share this special event crossing magnificent Lake Pend Oreille and enjoy the comraderie with the other swimmers of all ages and abilities. We hope to see you here!



We expect procedures and process for our 2023 swim to be similar to previous years. Browse around this website to see more about the Long Bridge Swim; as our 2023 swim date draws closer, we'll be posting more details here. Meantime, for additional questions, please click to our FAQs page.

We sure hope to see you here on Saturday, August 5, 2023! By the way, while you are having fun with the swim, you're actually making a contribution to an important program for young people here in northern Idaho! That's because ... the money we raise goes to our swim lessons initiative. Our entry fees offset event expenses, but we use the balance to provide swim lessons for local children. Would you like to donate a bit extra? The mission of our initiative is to see that no child in Bonner County gets past third grade without learning to swim. We hope for additional donations to support this life-saving and life-changing program. Please, if you can donate, do donate!


If you are not acquainted, our annual Long Bridge Swim is held the first Saturday in August. Located in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, this 1.76-mile swim across Lake Pend Oreille is one of the Northwest's premier open-water events. Because it parallels the namesake Long Bridge into Sandpoint, it offers the unique chance for friends and family of swimmers to follow along the swim course from the bridge.

To see how other participants do, click here to see the results of the previous years' races.

    And now, get registered for our 2023 swim! If you know you're gonna swim ... why wait? Click to register now.

This 2023 event will be our 28th annual swim! We hope to see you in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.