Alpine Fresh Water Swim Pre Event Information
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Alpine Fresh Water Swim

Thank you for registering for the Alpine Fresh Water Swim! We're excited to have you out and in Donner Lake this Sunday, July 25. Please see your full race update below. If you have any last minute questions please email our staff:

  • The main venue location is West End Beach 15888 South Shore Drive, Truckee, CA
  • Onsite check-in and registration is available at West End Beach from
    • 3:00 - 5:00 PM Saturday, July 24
    • 6:30-7:15 AM Sunday, July 25
  • The swim starts at 8 am 
  • This event is happening concurrently with the Donner Lake Triathlon. Therefore plan ahead as close-in parking spots will go quickly.
  • We provide you with a swim cap.
  • All swim participants receive a BBQ lunch, beer or soda with their entry.
COURSE INFO: See course map on event web page click here
  • 1/2 Mile course is two left turns, 3 legs
  • 1.2 Mile Course is two left turns, 3 legs
  • 2.4 Mile Course is two laps of the 1.2-mile course. There is a short beach run-walk between laps, 6 legs of swimming total
  • West End Beach Rules: Please respect this amazing event venue by following all Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District Rules. All beaches are open to registered participants showing their race numbers. Spectators are required to pay a $5.00 fee to enter the facility at the main entrance to West End Beach.
  • No dogs are allowed on West End Beach. Please be sure to follow the No Dogs policy inside all gated areas of West End Beach. 

Parking near to the West End Beach of Donner Lake is very limited. On race day, the main parking lot will fill up quickly and a few spaces are reserved for staff/volunteers/vendors.

Participants and spectators can find parking along Donner Pass Road and in the Wolfe Estates. The folks in Wolfe Estates have generously allowed us to once again park participants in their development, which is located off Donner Pass Road/Old HWY 40 just one-quarter mile up from the intersection of South Shore Drive and Donner Pass Road and main venue.

On race day, please follow the parking signs! Wherever you decide to park on event day, please be sure not to park illegally; this includes blocking driveways, on private property and in areas designated as “no parking.” We suggest arriving at the site a minimum of one hour prior to your race’s start.
  • Awards will take place at West End Beach at approximately 11:00AM
  • The top 3 finishers in each category (male and female and wetsuit, non-wet suit) will be awarded swim gear from our sponsor Syngergy.
  • 10 year age group winners in each distance, for each gender will receive an engraved pint glass award

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