The swim takes place at Alice Lake Provincial Park with the start area and transition located at south beach.

  • Both race distances start and finish at the South Beach.

  • The swim course is an elongated triangle of 750 meters.

  • Sport course competitors swim ONE loop.

  • Championship course competitors complete TWO loops (2 x 750 meters) with a brief exit onto the beach before commencing their second loop.

  • Wet suits are optional. Lake temperature taken on raceday morning by TriBC officials determines whether wetsuits will be allowed.

  • We have strict swim cutoff times: 30 minutes for the Sport distance (750m) and 1 hour for the Championship distance (1500m)!


  • A kayak will lead the first heat of swimmers.

  • Safety is our priority!

    • Several kayaks and SUPs will be in the water.

    • Lifeguards will be at various points around the lake.

    • A rescue boat is on the lake.

    • If you get into difficulties, roll over on your back and put your arm in the air.

  • Each swimmer must wear the swim cap provided.

  • Weak swimmers have the option of wearing a special coloured cap. Swim cap will be in the race packages. Please ask for a special coloured swim cap at package pickup if you need one.