Swim Event

Do you enjoy the challenge of swimming long distances? The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is an 11.8k point-to-point open water swim in the warm, fresh waters of Skaha Lake. Canada's open water
lake swim capital

Ready to take the plunge?!

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On Race Day

It is mandatory that each athlete is accompanied by
a support paddler. We also recommend you use a
Swim Buddy device.
These will be available to purchase at Peach City Runners in Penticton
during package pick-up.

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global swim series

Our race has joined the Global Swim Series!
The goal of the Global Swim Series is to promote the sport of open water swimming and increase participation in the sport, all around the world.  By swimming in our race and all other GSS races you earn a "Global Ranking" The rating is based equally on participation and speed.  The more races you do, the higher your ranking! 

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About the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim

Skaha Lake Ultra Swim

Skaha Lake is historically known as Dog Lake, but the local meaning is "horse". It is one of the wonderful British Columbia fresh water lakes in the Okanagan Valley. It lies between the south end of the city of Penticton and Okanagan Falls, B.C.

The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is a point-to-point course along a meandering warm-water (23°C or 74°F on average) shoreline nestled within an incredibly scenic valley making it an ideal location for ultra distance swims.

Swimmers complete the 11.8k event solo, but accompanied by one swim escort. The swim course is closed six and one half (6.5) hours after the start of the event. Read More

Endurance swimmers are people who like to push their limits. Join us in beautiful
Pentiction next August and help us cheer on and celebrate these amazing athletes.

Read Elaine Davidson's article: Okanagan Dives Into Role as International Open Water Swim Mecca

Peach Festival

The Penticton Peach Festival is an affiliate of the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim. In 2019, they will celebrate their 73rd Anniversary!
Visit www.peachfest.com



Volunteers are the backbone of any event to make it a success. We have many exciting opportunities. Interested in helping out? 



Generous sponsors' support help us make this event possible. Contact us for more information about Sponsorship opportunities.


        When your lungs are bursting and your legs can swim no further, swim with your