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

Our 28th annual Long Bridge Swim was held Saturday August 5, 2023 ... and it was splendid, in the grand quarter-century tradition that makes the LBS one of the best open-water swims in the Northwest!

And hey ... think 2024! It will be our 29th annual swim, on Saturday, August 3, 2024. You can even get registered right now. Go to our online registration.

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


Want to see the official results from our 2023 swim? Click for the results for current year (plus the previous three swims) at our swim results page.


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.

Want to see how swimmers have done in previous years? Click to see previous years' results.

    And now, get registered for our 2024 swim! We've set the date: Saturday, August 3, 2024. If you know you're gonna swim ... why wait? Click to register now.

The 2024 event will be our 29th annual swim! We hope to see you in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.