The Pacific Open Water Swim Co. organizes and escorts soloists and relays across Lake Tahoe during its swim season that stretches from July to September.
The group has two escort boats with experienced pilots and support crew to guide swimmers in the high-altitude waters (at 1,897 meters or 6,225 feet above sea level).
Big Shoulder 2018 is set for September 8, 2018 at Ohio Street Beach at 8 am. Registration for Big Shoulders opens in just 4 days!!! That's right, March 1st, at 10:00 a.m. CST. As in past years, registration will close when we reach 800 in the 5K and 4 in the 2.5K. In 2015 we sold out in 4 weeks, in 2016 in 4 days, last year we sold out in 4 hours! I don't think we'll sell out in 4 minutes this year, but don't mess around.
So, to register, you must be a USMS member, or purchase a One Event Membership for $18. You also must agree to our waiver, and to acknowledge you can handle the rigors of open water and swim a mile in 45 minutes or less.
Also as in past years, there are NO TRANSFERS, NO WAIT LISTS, NO DEFERRALS, NO REFUNDS, and......wait for it......NO WHINING!!
Our timing costs, park district permit, toilet rentals, etc., continue to skyrocket, but we are only raising our cost by $5. This year's race is $85. The Chicago Marathon is $200, and you don't even get to get wet!
So, set your calendar alert, and be ready for 10:00 am CDT on Thursday, March 1, 2018, and get registered for the Big Shoulders 2018 5K and 2.5K Open Water Swim Classic!
Big Shoulders http://www.bigshouldersswim.com/
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