The Long Bridge SwimCycle Hard for Education - CHaFE 150

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

We are completely pleased to stage our 27th Annual Long Bridge Swim on Saturday August 6, 2022 ... 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 2022... it's time to get registered! Do it right now, 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!



Please be sure to review this information with all the details about our swim - and especially, note the registration cut-off on Friday!

  • Early packet pickup is Friday, August 5, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Sandpoint High School, 410 S. Division Street.
  • Important! FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE SWIM! There will be no race day registration! You may register at Sandpoint High School during the early packet pick-up, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Regular packet pickup is the morning of the race, Saturday, August 6, from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Sandpoint High School. Note that lines get considerably longer after 7:15 a.m., so plan accordingly! (Remember, our volunteers are swimmers too.)
  • The mandatory safety meeting for all swimmers is at 8:00 a.m. at Sandpoint High.
  • Following the mandatory safety meeting, we will shuttle all swimmers to the south end of the Long Bridge where the swim starts. There is no parking at the swim start! The swim start is at approximately 9 a.m.
  • Faster swimmers who want to start in the water should load onto the front buses.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TIMING! We're using chip timing with a start sequence. Please click to read, and download, our timing sequence instructions.

Those are the main points for our 2022 swim. For additional questions, please click to our FAQs page.

We sure hope to see you here on Saturday, August 6! 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.

This 2022 event will be our 27th annual swim! We hope to see you in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.