Lake Tahoe Swimming Association

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Lake Tahoe swim route for lengthwise crossing. Map by Dave Van Mouwerik
The Lake Tahoe Swimming Association (websites: swimtahoe.com and swimtahoe.org) is the governing body of marathon swims in Lake Tahoe that borders the states of California and Nevada in the western United States of America. It was founded by Karen Rogers to certify swims across the 21.25 mile (34.1 km) lengthwise course of Lake Tahoe.

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[edit] Venue

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada range in the western United States. At a surface elevation of 6225 feet, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City, Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1645 feet, making it the USA's second-deepest (the deepest is Crater Lake in Oregon). Lake Tahoe is also listed as the 26th largest lake by volume in the world.

[edit] Mission

The purposes of the Lake Tahoe Swimming Association are:

[edit] History of Successful Marathon Swims

[edit] Lengthwise Swims

1. Fred Rogers (age 29) on July 21, 1955 swam 19 HRS 6 MIN, 6 SEC (19.96 miles from KINGS BEACH to BIJOU)
2. Erline Christopherson (age 16) on July 25, 1962 swam 13 HRS, 17 MIN (16.76 miles from BALDWIN BEACH to DOLLAR POINT)
3. Leonore Modell (age 13) on October 6, 1963 swam 13 HOURS, 34 MIN (20.49 miles from TAHOE KEYS to KINGS BEACH)
4. Dave Kenyon (age 35) on September 12, 1987 swam 9 HRS, 20 MIN (20.81 miles from TAHOE KEYS MARINA to HYATT BEACH)
5. Grant Heck (age 31) on September 9, 1989 swam 12 HOURS 03 MIN (21.02 miles from TAHOE KEYS MARINA to INCLINE VILLAGE)
6. Suzi Dods (age 28) on September 10, 1989 swam 11 HRS 7 MIN (17.63 miles from DOLLAR POINT to REGAN BEACH)
7. Laura Collette (age 39) on September 20, 2003 swam 12 HOURS 36 MIN 52 SEC (20.53 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to KINGS BEACH)
8. Kevin Murphy (age 54) on July 24, 2003 swam 13 HOURS 56 MIN (20.67 miles from POPES BEACH to KINGS BEACH)
9. Laura Collette (age 40) on July 1, 2004 swam 12 HOURS 2 MIN (21.24 miles from HYATT BEACH to CAMP RICHARDSON)
10. Bruckner Chase (age 39) on August 15, 2005 swam 11 HRS 16 MIN (20.53 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to KINGS BEACH)
11. Ken Harmon (age 45) on August 22, 2005 swam 11 HOURS 19 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
12. Tom Lithicum (age 48) on August 12, 2006 swam 16 HOURS 29 MINUTES (20.65 miles from EL DORADO BEACH to HYATT BEACH)
13. Jim Fitzpatrick on September 9, 2006 swam 13 HOURS 56 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
14. Catheryne Diprete (age 44) on September 30, 2007 swam 10 HOURS 14 MINUTES (21.091 miles from TAHOE KEYS WEST CHANNEL to HYATT BEACH)
15. Karen Rogers (age 42) on August 12, 2009 swam 10 HOURS 50 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
16. Patti Bauernfeind on August 28, 2009 swam 10 HOURS 38 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
17. Michelle Deasy in September 2009 swam 21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH
18. Clark Bird (age 39) on August 22, 2010 swam 13 HOURS 23 MINUTES (21.24 miles HYATT BEACH to CAMP RICHARDSON)
19. Dave Van Mouwerik (age 53) on August 14, 2011 swam 13 HOURS 51 MINUTES 12 SECONDS (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
20. Tom Hecker (age 59) on August 24, 2011 swam 15 HOURS 8 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
21. Brad Schindler on August 29, 2011 swam 11 HOURS 26 MINUTES (21.24 miles from CAMP RICHARDSON to HYATT BEACH)
22. Jim Fitzpatrick on September 6, 2011 swam 14 HOURS 59 MINUTES (21.24 miles from HYATT BEACH to CAMP RICHARDSON)
23. Craig Lenning on 27 July 2012 swam 11 hours 0 minutes 26 seconds (21.24 miles from Hyatt Beach to Camp Richardson)
24. Joseph Locke on 1 August 2012 swam 11 hours 40 minutes (21.24 miles from Camp Richardson to Hyatt Beach)
26. Kim Chambers on 5 August 2012 swam 15 hours 30 minutes (21.24 miles between Camp Richardson and Hyatt Beach)
27. Tom Linthicum on August, 12 2012 swam 17 hours 33 minutes (21.24 miles between Camp Richardson and Hyatt Beach)

[edit] Widthwise Marathon Swims

1. Myrtle Huddleston (age 34) on August 23, 1931 swam 22 HOURS 58 MINUTES (10.48 miles from DEADMAN'S POINT to TAHOE CITY)
2. William Long (age 27) on August 16, 1952 swam 12 HOURS (9.34 miles from CAVE ROCK to MEEKS BAY)

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