A 3.76 mile swim
Starting from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, from the Old Dock in the quaint town of Essex, NY across Lake Champlain to the Charlotte public beach in the town of Charlotte, VT.
Open to everyone
18 years and older. Registration fee is $45 ($55 after July 22, 2017)
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Rain or shine
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the race if it is too windy and the support craft cannot navigate. In this case the race will be held the following Sunday.
Registration for the race will open in March, 2017 and will close a week before the race at midnight.
Day of the race — August 19, 2017 — Sign up is between 8am and 9am in Essex. Cabins and Porta potties will be available. Bring a bag with your name on it for your clothing. It will be transported to the finish area.
Race starts at 9:30am. Cut off time is 1:00pm.
Award ceremony will held at Charlotte public beach at 1:00pm. Drinks and Energy food will be available for the swimmers.
Donate to LCC in support of cleaning up Lake Champlain.
For over 50 years the Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) has been the lead citizens' voice for drinkable water, edible fish, and swimmable beaches. With the support of memberships and donations, LCC works to address the most pressing environmental issues facing the lake and to ensure public access to this wonderful public resource. Read more about our lake work.
Participating swimmers are encouraged to gather pledges to benefit the Lake Champlain Committee's work for clean, accessible water.
To donate online, please complete the short form below and click Donate. You will then complete a donation form through LCC's PayPal checkout page. If you don't have a PayPal account, you're able to donate with a credit card. Please remember to name both the pledging donor's name and the participating swimmer's name for proper recognition.