Additional Event Details

Registration: Available online via Club Assistant. Registration will also available on the day of the race (with an additional fee for late/day of registration).

Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, men and women, both distances.

Raffle: All swimmers who finish the race are eligible for amazing prizes from local island businesses. Last year we gave away an overnight stay with dinner for two at the Inn at Langley (worth over $800), movie tickets, wine tastings, and coffee from local roasters. Odds of winning are outrageously high, so stick around!

Not-Last Guarantee: First salt-water swim race? Always scared you'll be the last swimmer out? We have a designated Last Swimmer, so you won't be!

Ferry: Langley is a 10-min drive from the Clinton ferry terminal. The Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry runs every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. Ferry times and information can be found at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

Directions: From the Clinton Ferry Terminal, travel northbound on SR 525. Turn right onto Langley Rd and travel to Langley. Seawall Park is at 1st and Anthes.

Google map of Location

Parking: Public parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Anthes across the street from the Langley United Methodist Church.

Accommodations: Come for the weekend and enjoy our laid-back island vibe! Check out the following for lodging options:

Race Proceeds: Help us build a public pool on South Whidbey! All proceeds from the Whidbey Adventure Swim will go toward this goal. See the registration form or contact us for more details or if you are interested in donating.

Practice Swims: Our local open-water swim group swims at Seawall frequently on weekends, starting in April. Watch our Facebook page (Whidbey Adventure Swim) for scheduled swims, or contact tjwiley@whidbey.com for more info.

Volunteer: Yes! Thanks! We'd love your help. Please contact our race director if you can give us a hand or two.

Questions and Further Information: Contact our Race Director: Emily Weinheimer at info@swhidbey.org


2017 Race Information

Event: 1.2- and 2.4-mile open water saltwater swims.

Location: Seawall Park, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA.

Schedule:

  • 8:00-9:30 AM Pre-race check-in
  • 9:30-9:45 AM MANDATORY meeting for all swimmers
  • 10:00 AM Estimated start time for both swim groups

Course: We've extended our route farther down the shores of Langley to be one long rectangular course. Beginning and ending at Seawall Park, 1.2 mile swimmers will turn mid-course, while 2.4 mile swimmers will swim to the farthest buoy and return. Both events will start in the water and finish on the beach.

Safety: Lifeguards, motor boats, paddleboards, and kayaks are located all along the course perimeter.

Wetsuits are required. Water temperatures will be 55-60 degrees. Requests for wetsuit exceptions must be sent to the race director at info@swhidbey.org. Swimmers must wear swim caps provided, and attend pre-race meeting.

Time requirements: 2.4 mile entrants must complete the first leg within 50min; 1.2 mile entrants must complete the first half of their course in 30min.

Entry Fee: $55 (USD) for 1.2mi, $60 (USD) for 2.4mi if registered online by June 14th. Day-of registration will be an additional $10 (USD). An additional $22 (USD) one-event USMS registration fee is required if the registrant has no current swim affiliation (USMS, FINA, Canadian Masters, etc.)

Full membership in USMS allows swimmers' participation in all other USMS open-water races, pool meets, clinics, coaching and magazine subscription for the rest of 2017. For more information, contact PNRregistrar@usms.org

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older on race day; USMS or other national swim registration for current year, or $22 One-Event USMS registration fee.

Rules: Current USMS rules will govern the event. Wetsuits are required. Swimmers must wear swim caps and hand markings given at registration.

Results: Posted at the race 15 minutes after completion of final event, and available at www.whidbeyadventureswim.org and www.swimpna.org the following day.

Course

New course map will be available shortly

course layout