General Race Information
City of Kent, Lake Meridian Park
14800 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA 98042
Check-in at the picnic shelters
5:15 Packet Pick up/Registration opens
6:15 PM Athlete Briefing
6:45 PM - 2.4 mile Swim begins
6:50 PM - ½ Mile Swim Begins
6:55 PM - 1.2 mile Swim Begins
7:10PM - BBQ
Wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers; male and female.
The BBQ will be burgers, baked beans, and watermelon. Participating athletes and volunteers eat for free! Family members and spectators can eat for $5.
The water temperature at Lake Meridian is in mid to upper 60's in June and moves into low 70's in July. This July it's likely to be a little higher!
Attend these other Great Swims
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers of each distance and each division.
1st place: A whole, freshly baked Apple Pie
2nd place: Big Cupcake
3rd place: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not to spoil anyone’s fun, but there are a few rules.....
1. If you get into some trouble and need help, wave your hand above your head and call for help. A lifeguard, police officer, kayaker, or other water staff will happily help you.
2. You may change your distance or division up until 6 PM at the race site on race day. If you decide to change your distance after that time or mid-race - you’ll be ineligible for awards.
3.The race distance/division you start in is the only distance you’ll receive an official finishing time for. For example, if you sign up for the 2.4 miler and decide to stop after the 1st lap and only swim 1.2 - that’s just fine with us - but you won’t be counted in the results for the 1.2 race. Also - If you begin the race in the wetsuit division and decide to finish the race sans-wetsuit, you won’t receive an official time.
4. All 2.4 mile swimmers must complete their first loop within one hour (by 7:45 PM).