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.
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
The Penticton Peach Festival is an affiliate of the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim. In 2017, they will celebrate their 70th Anniversary!
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.