Start planning your open water calendar for 2013 and include the northernmost open ocean swim and one of the best swims you will ever do! Saturday August 3rd.
Solo or relay 10k (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) and 1k (.62 mile) open water swims in Sitka Sound, with a water temperature range in the mid 50’s. The 10k/5k courses (open to 18 years and older) will start at the Mount Edgecumbe High School ramp on Japonski Island, then take swimmers north out of Sitka Channel and westward along the Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historic Site and loop back to the Mt. Edgecumbe, 10k will loop course twice. 1k distance (open to all ages) will start and finish at the Mt Edgecumbe High School Ramp and loop to a turnaround point, finishing at the ramp.
Weekend events will also include all of the activities of the Sitka Sound Seafood Festival, and the Highland Games. You won’t have a better weekend to come to Southeast Alaska. You won’t see a better mix of prizes for best swims, oldest and youngest swimmers, farthest traveled and more! We are giving away boxes of Alaska’s finest products, Salmon, Halibut, Shrimp, Black Cod and more! Join us August 3rd!