Lake Tahoe swims

Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada at 6,200 feet (1,900m) elevation in the Sierra Nevada. It is 21 miles long (north/south) and 10-12 miles wide (east/west) - the largest alpine lake in North America.

There are currently three standard Lake Tahoe marathon swim routes: a 21.25-mile lengthwise route between Camp Richardson and Incline Village; a 12-mile widthwise route between Glenbrook and Homewood; and a 10.5-mile route between Cave Rock and Vikingsholm. Records of the first 21 lengthwise swims were compiled by Dean Moser through 2011. Dave Van Mouwerik continued this effort, compiling records of an additional 35 swims through 2017.

Route Swims First Fastest
Camp Richardson to Incline Village 48 Ken Harmon - 2005 Catherine Breed - 08:56:17 (2017)
Incline Village to Camp Richardson 5 Clark Bird - 2010 Joseph Locke - 10:50:00 (2012)
Incline Village to Camp Richardson to Incline Village 2 Sarah Thomas - 2013 Sarah Thomas - 22:30:00 (2013)
Lake Tahoe route

Camp Richardson to Incline Village

34.2 km (21.3 miles)

Date Name Time
2005 Aug 22 Ken Harmon 11:19:00
2006 Sep 9 Jim Fitzpatrick 12:56:01
2009 Aug 28 Patti Bauernfeind 10:39:00
2011 Aug 14 Dave Van Mouwerik 13:51:00
2011 Aug 24 Tom Hecker 15:09:00
2011 Aug 29 Brad Schindler 11:26:00
2012 Aug 3 Cliff Crozier 11:09:00
2012 Aug 5 Kimberley Chambers 15:30:28
2012 Aug 12 Tom Linthicum 17:33:00
2013 Jul 12 Simon Dominguez 12:18:00
2013 Jul 12 Kirk McKinney 12:34:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas 10:47:00
2013 Jul 19 Darrin Connolly 11:17:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning 12:25:00
2013 Aug 16 Jennifer Dutton 15:30:00
2013 Sep 19 Ernie Hoftyzer 12:02:00
2014 Sep 7 Tom Linthicum 18:13:00
2014 Sep 15 Michael Goble 13:46:05
2015 Jul 22 Vanessa Miller-Sims 12:01:00
2015 Jul 22 Amy Appelhans Gubser 14:35:16
2015 Jul 31 Karl Kingery 10:49:00
2015 Aug 2 Asha Allen 11:45:36
2015 Aug 4 Stephanie Curtis 10:36:06
2015 Aug 6 Mary Staples 16:32:51
2015 Aug 6 Goody Tyler 17:45:21
2015 Aug 12 James Jonsson 13:22:09
2015 Aug 31 Tina Neill 11:18:00
2016 Jul 6 Elaine Kornbau Howley 15:27:04
2016 Jul 23 Scott Kaloust 15:41:12
2016 Aug 1 Susan Lindstrom 11:25:37
2016 Aug 10 Geoffrey Butler 12:43:44
2016 Aug 19 Ryan Nelson 10:28:59
2016 Aug 20 Sofra Spasojevic 10:40:16
2017 Jul 2 Robin Rasmussen Rose 16:01:58
2017 Jul 12 Ken Mignosa 14:38:18
2017 Jul 20 Ryan Utsumi 10:36:00
2017 Jul 26 Van Cornwell 11:05:08
2017 Aug 16 Devon Clifford 16:10:06
2017 Aug 21 Marilyn Korzekwa 17:02:46
2017 Aug 27 Ranie Pearce 16:25:58
2017 Aug 29 Marcia Cleveland 11:26:36
2017 Sep 9 Catherine Breed 08:56:17
2018 Jul 5 Kate Howell 14:42:12
2018 Jul 11 John Chapman 11:01:01
2018 Jul 11 Jessica Wood 13:21:32
2018 Jul 15 Anthony McCarley 14:00:20
2018 Jul 18 Sarah Roberts 12:56:09
2018 Jul 27 Meg Omainsky 12:01:56

Incline Village to Camp Richardson

34.2 km (21.3 miles)

Date Name Time
2010 Aug 23 Clark Bird 13:20:00
2011 Sep 6 Jim Fitzpatrick 14:59:00
2012 Jul 31 Joseph Locke 10:50:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas 11:38:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning 12:03:00

Incline Village to Camp Richardson to Incline Village

68.4 km (42.5 miles)

Date Name Time
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas 22:30:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning 24:30:00

Other Routes

Date Name Route Km Time
1931 Aug NA Myrtle Huddleston Deadman's Point to Nevada City 16.9 22:53:00
1963 Oct 6 Leonore Modell Tahoe Keys to Kings Beach 33.3 13:34:00
1987 Sep 12 Dave Kenyon Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 09:20:00
1989 Sep 9 Grant Heck Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 12:03:00
2003 Jul 24 Kevin Murphy Popes Beach to Kings Beach 33.2 13:56:00
2006 Aug 12 Tom Linthicum El Dorado Beach to Incline Village 32.6 16:30:09
2007 Sep 30 Catheryne DiPrete Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 10:14:00
2016 Jul 27 Cathy Harrington Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 10:18:34
2016 Aug 31 Tom Linthicum Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 10:27:00
2017 Jul 10 Alice Ma Vikingsholm to Cave Rock 17.2 08:45:14
2017 Aug 21 Sylvia Lacock Glenbrook Inn to Homewood (Cherry St) 19.3 11:37:07
2017 Aug 27 Dave Van Mouwerik Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:51:40
2017 Oct 8 Kathy Batts Vikingsholm to Cave Rock 17.2 07:41:48
2018 Jun 29 Tom Linthicum Homewood (Madden Creek) to Glenbrook Inn 19.1 09:36:43
2018 Jul 6 Tom Linthicum Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook Inn 19.3 09:45:00
2018 Jul 8 Karina Garcia Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:36:59
2018 Jul 20 Tom Linthicum Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook Inn 19.3 08:37:50

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