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

Our 29th annual Long Bridge Swim is coming right up, on Saturday, August 3, 2024. It's a terrific event for both swimmers, and the family and friends of swimmers - and you can 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

Here is key information for this year's swim:

  • Early packet pick-up and last-chance registration is Friday, August 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sandpoint High School, 410 S. Division Ave.
  • Race-day packet pick-up is 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Sandpoint High School.
  • Swimmers must be: Registered, checked in, body marked, have their uniquely numbered swim cap, and be ready for the mandatory safety meeting at 8 a.m.
  • In order to decrease congestion at the swim start, we will reserve the first 7-8 buses for swimmers who would like to start in the water. Water start swimmers will be issued a blue cap at packet pick up and our friendly Long Bridge Swim volunteers will be checking as you board the bus. The busses will be clearly marked with a sign designating them as "water start." The remaining buses will be for those who would like to wait on land until after the gun goes off. Those swimmers will be issued a yellow swim cap and their time will start when they cross the timing mat.
  • Get more swim details on the LBS FAQ page»

Don't wait, click to get registered now»


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 all previous years' results.

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

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