Lake Tahoe

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

The earliest documented cross-Tahoe swim was completed by Myrtle Huddlestone in 1931 - 10.5 miles from Deadman Point, NV to Tahoe City, CA. Huddlestone was already a well-known marathon swimmer, as the first woman to cross the Catalina Channel (1927).

Fred Rogers was the first to cross the lengthwise axis of Tahoe in 1955 (20 miles from Kings Beach to Bijou), and Leonore Modell was the first woman in 1963 (20.5 miles from Tahoe Keys to Kings Beach). The canonical lengthwise route (21.3 miles, Camp Richardson, CA to/from Incline Village, NV) was established by Laura Colette in 2004.

Besides the length, two other popular standard routes include:

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 58 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)
Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 27 Stephanie Hopson - 2016 Scott Kaloust - 05:07:50 (2018)
Vikingsholm to Cave Rock 2 Alice Ma - 2017 Kathy Batts - 07:41:48 (2017)

See also:

Lake Tahoe route

Length

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
1963 Oct 6 Leonore Modell F 13 Tahoe Keys to Kings Beach 33.3 13:34:00
1987 Sep 12 Dave Kenyon M 35 Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 09:20:00
1989 Sep 9 Grant Heck M 31 Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 12:03:00
2003 Jul 24 Kevin Murphy M 54 Popes Beach to Kings Beach 33.2 13:56:00
2005 Aug 22 Ken Harmon M 45 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:19:00
2006 Aug 12 Tom Linthicum M 48 El Dorado Beach to Incline Village 32.6 16:30:09
2006 Sep 9 Jim Fitzpatrick M 51 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:56:01
2007 Sep 30 Catheryne DiPrete F 44 Tahoe Keys to Incline Village 34.1 10:14:00
2009 Aug 28 Patti Bauernfeind F 42 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:39:00
2010 Aug 23 Clark Bird M 39 Incline Village to Camp Richardson 34.2 13:20:00
2011 Aug 14 Dave Van Mouwerik M 53 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 13:51:00
2011 Aug 24 Tom Hecker M 59 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:09:00
2011 Aug 29 Brad Schindler M 38 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:26:00
2011 Sep 6 Jim Fitzpatrick M 56 Incline Village to Camp Richardson 34.2 14:59:00
2012 Jul 31 Joseph Locke M 43 Incline Village to Camp Richardson 34.2 10:50:00
2012 Aug 3 Cliff Crozier M 51 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:09:00
2012 Aug 5 Kimberley Chambers F 35 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:30:28
2012 Aug 12 Tom Linthicum M 54 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 17:33:00
2013 Jul 12 Simon Dominguez M 47 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:18:00
2013 Jul 12 Kirk McKinney M 47 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:34:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas F 31 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:47:00
2013 Jul 19 Darrin Connolly M 42 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:17:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas F 31 Incline Village to Camp Richardson 34.2 11:38:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning M 34 Incline Village to Camp Richardson 34.2 12:03:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning M 34 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:25:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas F 31 Incline Village to Camp Richardson to Incline Village 68.4 22:30:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning M 34 Incline Village to Camp Richardson to Incline Village 68.4 24:30:00
2013 Aug 16 Jennifer Dutton F Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:30:00
2013 Sep 19 Ernie Hoftyzer M 43 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:02:00
2014 Sep 7 Tom Linthicum M 56 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 18:13:00
2014 Sep 15 Michael Goble M 29 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 13:46:05
2015 Jul 22 Vanessa Miller-Sims F 37 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:01:00
2015 Jul 22 Amy Appelhans Gubser F 47 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 14:35:16
2015 Jul 31 Karl Kingery M 26 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:49:00
2015 Aug 2 Asha Allen F 44 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:45:36
2015 Aug 4 Stephanie Curtis F 33 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:36:06
2015 Aug 6 Mary Staples F 33 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 16:32:51
2015 Aug 6 Goody Tyler M 38 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 17:45:21
2015 Aug 12 James Jonsson M 53 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 13:22:09
2015 Aug 31 Tina Neill F 49 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:18:00
2016 Jul 6 Elaine Kornbau Howley F 38 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:27:04
2016 Jul 23 Scott Kaloust M 46 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:41:12
2016 Aug 1 Susan Lindstrom F 49 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:25:37
2016 Aug 10 Geoffrey Butler M 60 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:43:44
2016 Aug 19 Ryan Nelson M 35 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:28:59
2016 Aug 20 Sofra Spasojevic M 34 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:40:16
2017 Jul 2 Robin Rasmussen Rose F 56 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 16:01:58
2017 Jul 12 Ken Mignosa M 53 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 14:38:18
2017 Jul 20 Ryan Utsumi M 38 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:36:00
2017 Jul 26 Van Cornwell M Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:05:08
2017 Aug 16 Devon Clifford F 27 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 16:10:06
2017 Aug 21 Marilyn Korzekwa F 60 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 17:02:46
2017 Aug 27 Ranie Pearce F 56 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 16:25:58
2017 Aug 29 Marcia Cleveland F 53-54 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:26:36
2017 Sep 9 Catherine Breed F 24-25 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 08:56:17
2018 Jul 5 Kate Howell F 35 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 14:42:12
2018 Jul 11 John Chapman M 47-48 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:01:01
2018 Jul 11 Jessica Wood F 32-33 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 13:21:32
2018 Jul 15 Anthony McCarley M 58 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 14:00:20
2018 Jul 18 Sarah Roberts F Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:56:09
2018 Jul 24 Jim Janik M 42 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:55:13
2018 Jul 27 Meg Omainsky F 48 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:01:56
2018 Aug 1 Luca Pozzi M 33 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 10:32:11
2018 Aug 2 Michael Johmann M 56 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 11:32:13
2018 Aug 8 Pat Gallant-Charette F 67 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 20:00:32
2018 Aug 12 Mark Sheridan M 44-45 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:26:58
2018 Aug 12 Bill Shipp M 58-59 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:55:25
2018 Aug 18 Abigail Fairman F 41 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 12:20:28
2018 Aug 18 Boguslaw Ogrodnik M 53 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 24:34:18
2018 Aug 21 Kathy Batts F 58 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 19:59:38
2018 Aug 25 Angel More F 15 Camp Richardson to Incline Village 34.2 15:39:10

Viking Swim

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2016 Jun 27 Stephanie Hopson F 39 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 08:25:00
2016 Jun 30 Kimberly Rutherford F 56 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 09:25:00
2016 Jun 30 Robin Rasmussen Rose F 55 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 09:25:00
2016 Jul 15 Jenny Leigh Smith F 42 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:46:32
2016 Jul 15 Karah Nazor F 39 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:46:55
2016 Jul 17 Zach Margolis M 27 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 08:08:00
2016 Jul 27 Cathy Harrington F 59 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 10:18:34
2016 Jul 30 Mina Rhoden F 53 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 10:52:00
2016 Aug 22 Niland Mortimer 65 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:51:19
2016 Aug 28 Melissa Blaustein F 28-29 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:59:18
2016 Aug 31 Tom Linthicum M 58 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 10:27:00
2017 Jul 5 Gary O'Grady M 45 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 07:22:21
2017 Jul 10 Alice Ma F Vikingsholm to Cave Rock 17.2 08:45:14
2017 Jul 23 Andrew Trout M 35 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:41:46
2017 Jul 27 Lauren Au Brinkmeyer F 32 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:21:19
2017 Aug 4 Sarah Eismann F 39 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:27:36
2017 Aug 11 Laura Hovden 56 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 07:32:39
2017 Aug 18 Michelle Squyer F 49 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 07:24:43
2017 Aug 27 Dave Van Mouwerik M 59 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:51:40
2017 Sep 1 Tina Voight F 53 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:15:24
2017 Sep 3 Meg Omainsky F 47 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:21:50
2017 Sep 5 Jane Mason F 50 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:42:00
2017 Oct 8 Kathy Batts F 57-58 Vikingsholm to Cave Rock 17.2 07:41:48
2018 Jul 8 Karina Garcia F 32 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:36:59
2018 Jul 12 Georgia Wells F Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 07:45:50
2018 Jul 15 Erika Shanahan Gliebe F 45 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:03:25
2018 Jul 22 Nicholas Kelley M 39-40 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:12:09
2018 Aug 10 Scott Kaloust M 48 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 05:07:50
2018 Aug 25 Audrey Viers F 34-35 Cave Rock to Vikingsholm 17.2 06:13:01

Width

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
2017 Aug 21 Sylvia Lacock F 47 Glenbrook (Pumphouse) to Homewood (Cherry St) 19.2 11:37:07
2018 Jun 29 Tom Linthicum M 60 Homewood (Madden Creek) to Glenbrook Inn 19.1 09:36:43
2018 Jul 6 Tom Linthicum M 60 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook Inn 19.3 09:45:00
2018 Jul 13 David Rich M 54 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:24:36
2018 Jul 20 Tom Linthicum M 60 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook Inn 19.3 08:37:50
2018 Jul 23 Sarah Weimer F Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:38:44
2018 Aug 3 Erika Shanahan Gliebe F 45 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 06:29:16
2018 Aug 8 Alex Buehlmann F Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 09:18:01
2018 Aug 15 Melissa Filbin F Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:26:42
2018 Aug 17 Sarah Klahn F 55-56 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 08:38:19
2018 Aug 18 Adrienne Lappan F Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 12:01:08
2018 Aug 19 Nicholas Kelley M 39-40 Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 05:56:12
2018 Aug 27 Anna Biousse Newman F Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 04:48:38

Other Routes

Date Name Gender Age Nation Route Km Time
1931 Aug NA Myrtle Huddleston F Deadman Point to Tahoe City 16.9 22:53:00

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