The park to park swim is a fun, non-competitive event for a great local cause. Participants enter the water in waves based on swim speed. Although there will be plenty of boat support for safety, this event is for strong swimmers who can complete the swim distance in less than 2 hours.
Registration includes bus transportation, an event T-shirt, a swim cap, breakfast at Denny Park, and great camaraderie!
You are not required to fundraise for this event, but every small donation can help a child in need. Set a personal fundraising goal of any amount, and ask friends, family, and coworkers for their support. Special recognition for our top fundraisers will be included on the website.
Opens April 1st, 2016.
The first (slowest) wave starts at 7:30 am.
A shuttle bus will be available to take participants to Matthews Beach before the swim, or in the opposite direction after the event. The bus will also transport your towels, warm clothes, and other belongings from Matthews to Denny so it is available for you after the swim.
The shuttle before the swim will be leaving from Sandburg Elementary School located at 12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland at 6:30 am. This is to help with the limited parking at Denny. The school is located about 5 minutes from Denny park.
After the event, the shuttle will return the swimmers to their cars at Matthews Beach and at Sandburg Elementary.
The average water temperature in late August is 69-71 degrees F. Wet suits are allowed but not required. Wet suits are available to rent or buy through our friends at Everyday Athlete in Kirkland.
Swimmer numbers, swim caps, and T-shirts will be available for pick up from 6:30-7:30 am the morning of the event.