Friday, August 15, 2014

Event Information

2015 Race date: Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Two Events: One short (1 mile), One long (8 miles) in the Great Salt Lake
    GSL Marina to Black Rock Beach (1 miles) - This course is perfect for those new to open water swimming or for those who are needlessly worried about swimming in the Great Salt Lake. We will provide kayak support every 1/10th of the mile course.
    Antelope Island to Blackrock Beach course (8 miles)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

2014 Race Results

2014 Race Results

Congratulations to Will Reeves and Sue Frehse for the win in the 1 mile, and Lisa Gentile and Sam Hagen for the win in the 8 mile. EVERYONE who swims a race in the Great Salt Lake is amazing regardless of speed or placement. It is one TOUGH place to swim, and takes a lot of heart and willpower. You all should be proud! Pictures can be found on our Facebook page, in two albums:
8 Mile Swim (GSLOW page)
2013 GSL 1 Mile Swim

Sunday, June 9, 2013

2013 Race Results

2013 Race Results

Congratulations to Will Reeves, for smashing the 8 mile course record! This course was first swam in 1937 and the record was respectfully set at 3:40:52. It was broken in 2010 down to 3:24:37. But today, Will shaved off another 14 minutes and swam it in 3:10:10!
Great job!
Amazing swim everyone. You all deserve a great deal of respect for your tenacity! Pictures can be found on our Facebook page, in two albums:
2013 GSL 8 Mile Swim
2013 GSL 1 Mile Swim



Here's a little NPR coverage from yesterday highlighting some perspective of what it's like swimming in the Great Salt Lake.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Race Results

Due to high wind warnings, we had to make some last minute modifications to the planned starts, or cancel the race completely. We had several swimmers arrive on Thursday to swim, so we opted to do the swim on Friday. Friday's Antelope Island to Black Rock race consisted of 7 swimmers, and 28 swimmers in the 1 mile race. In both races, despite rougher water than last year, the 8 mile time was beat by nearly two minutes, and the one mile time by nearly 4 minutes!

2012 Race Results

Congratulations to Henry Hudson of Park City, for breaking the record! Click here for the results in xls format.

Pictures

Pictures can be found on our Facebook page, in two albums:
2012 GSL 8 Mile Swim
2012 GSL 1 Mile Swim

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 Race Results

In our inaugural year, we had 11 swimmers participate in the Antelope Island to Black Rock race, and 25 swimmers in the 1 mile race. Everyone had a fantastic time. Here's some photos via facebook:
One Mile event and Eight Mile event
Here are the Antelope Island to Black Rock swimmers
Videos

2011 Race Results

Click here for the results in xls format.