Sunday, June 3, 2018

2018 Results

Thank you to everyone who braved the salt and came to swim with us this year!  Results are posted below:

Mark Woodbury entered the 10K swim, but was not able to finish on the day of the race.  He came back on September 8, 2018 and finished the swim in a time of 5:22.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

GSLOW 2017 Results

Thank you everyone who swam and volunteered today!  It was a great day with near perfect conditions.  We hope you all had a great experience!

The results from today are as follows:

We encourage you to share your photos and experience on the Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim Facebook Page.

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Registration is Open!

The date for this year's swim is set for Saturday June 3, 2017.

Registration for the Utah Open Water Swim Series, including the Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim, Bear Lake Monster Swim and Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim, is available through the following link:

Note that discounts are available when you register for more than one race in the Utah Open Water Swim Series.  10% off when you register for two races and 15% off when you register for all three.

If you are a current member of Salt Lake Open Water, you can get an additional member's only discount of 20%.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

2016 is a Wrap!

Thank you to everyone who came out to swim with us today! We had near perfect conditions and you all did an amazing job.

Thank you also to our paddlers, volunteers, and sponsors.

Results have been posted here.

This year was especially cool because we had our youngest swimmers to completed the 10K and the 1 mile (14 and 12 years old!).

Our 10K course ended up being a little longer than we thought, so you can all pat yourselves on the back for swimming 7+ miles in the Great Salt Lake.

Thanks again! We hope to see you next year.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Check in Times

10K check in is Saturday at 5:15 to 5:45am
Safety meeting at 6am.
Kayak launch at 6:15am
Race start at 6:30am

1 mile check in is at 7:15 to 8:15am
Safety meeting is at 8:30am
Race starts at 9am

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon registration is live

Please note!  The course from Antelope Island is no longer available due to safety concerns.  The marathon course is now a 10K loop near the marina.  In addition, we are introducing a third event: 5K

Registration is available on More details about each race is available on the website.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Big Changes Coming for 2016

Those of you who have been out to the Great Salt Lake this year have undoubtedly notice the extremely low water levels.  Even with an epic snowstorm this winter, we don't anticipate water levels returning to where they were a few years ago.  For that (and many other reasons) we have decided to change the long swim from a point-to-point swim to a looped course near the marina (pending approval from State Parks).

We realize that this does take some of the adventure out of the long swim, but there are many more positive reasons to make this change:

The course is safer
In the event of an emergency, help can be dispatched almost immediately from the marina.

More spectator friendly
The entire course can be seen from the observation deck, which is great for spectators.

More standardized distance
The the water level so variable, having a looped course using the buoys near the marina will help to standardize the distance.

More races
Keeping the race close the the marina will allow us to open up new distances and categories including a 5K and relay options.

More convenient
With the marina as the race HQ, everything is all in one place.  No need for drop bags or shuttles from Black Rock to the marina.  Restroom, water, and the gift shop are all right there.

Lower Costs
Since we will not have to shuttle swimmers and kayakers to the starting point on Antelope Island, we anticipate a reduction in registration price for the longer swim.

These changes are still pending approval from the Harbormaster, but we anticipate they will be approved.  Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates.