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 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

Camp Richardson to Incline Village

34.2 km (21.3 miles)

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

Incline Village to Camp Richardson

34.2 km (21.3 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2010 Aug 23 Clark Bird M 39 13:20:00
2011 Sep 6 Jim Fitzpatrick M 56 14:59:00
2012 Jul 31 Joseph Locke M 43 10:50:00
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas F 31 11:38:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning M 34 12:03:00

Incline Village to Camp Richardson to Incline Village

68.4 km (42.5 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2013 Jul 19 Sarah Thomas F 31 22:30:00
2013 Jul 19 Craig Lenning M 34 24:30:00

Cave Rock to Vikingsholm

17.2 km (10.7 miles)

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

Vikingsholm to Cave Rock

17.2 km (10.7 miles)

Date Name Gender Age Nation Time
2017 Jul 10 Alice Ma F 08:45:14
2017 Oct 8 Kathy Batts F 57-58 07:41:48

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
2017 Aug 21 Sylvia Lacock Glenbrook (Pumphouse) to Homewood (Cherry St) 19.2 11:37:07
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 13 David Rich Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:24:36
2018 Jul 20 Tom Linthicum Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook Inn 19.3 08:37:50
2018 Jul 23 Sarah Weimer Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:38:44
2018 Aug 3 Erika Shanahan Gliebe Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 06:29:16
2018 Aug 8 Alex Buehlmann Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 09:18:01
2018 Aug 15 Melissa Filbin Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 07:26:42
2018 Aug 17 Sarah Klahn Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 08:38:19
2018 Aug 18 Adrienne Lappan Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 12:01:08
2018 Aug 19 Nicholas Kelley Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 05:56:12
2018 Aug 27 Anna Biousse Newman Homewood (Cherry St) to Glenbrook (Pumphouse) 19.2 04:48:38

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