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OUR 2021 SWIM IS ON!Long Bridge Swim in Sandpoint, Idaho

We're completely pleased to announced the 2021 Long Bridge Swim will proceed in our grand 26-year tradition!

After the COVID-19 pandemic sank our 2020 Long Bridge Swim, we are all systems go for the 2021 swim, to be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021. And you can register right now, so why wait? Click to register.

Our decision last year to cancel the 2020 swim came after due consideration of the many factors arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, and our desire to keep swimmers, volunteers and spectators safe. We have applied all that same criteria this year in making our decision to proceed with our 2021 race. We will be practicing all recommended health precautions to keep our swimmers safe, both in and out of the water.

DID YOU REGISTER IN 2020?
Those who registered for last year's canceled race may request a refund, or defer the registration to this year's swim. Or, there's a third choice! You can choose to donate your registration fee our Swim Lessons Initiative to teach local children the potentially life-saving skills of confident swimmers.

SPEAKING OF OUR SWIM LESSONS INITIATIVE...
Would you like to donate? The mission of our initiative is to see that no child in Bonner County gets past third grade without learning to swim. Especially in these challenging times for all nonprofit organizations – to say nothing of confused times for children in their schooling an extracurricular activities – we hope for additional donations to support this life-saving and life-changing program. Please, if you can donate, do donate!


MEANTIME, HERE'S MORE TO KNOW ABOUT OUR SWIM

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 2019 race.

Register now ... or at least, save that date! This year's swim will be on August 7, 2021. Remember, you can register right now, but if you can't pencil it in just yet be sure to save the date and get back here to register soon as possible.

The 2021 event will be our 26th annual swim! We hope to see you in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.