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Bear Lake Monster Swim

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The Bear Lake Monster Swim is a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 10 km point-to-point open water swimming race across the width of Bear Lake (home of the Bear Lake Monster). The open water swim is open to solo swimmers and 2 to 6-person relay teams. The event is also accompanied by a One mile and Half mile swim events for new swimmers desiring to dip their toe in the sport of open water swimming.

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Triple Crown of Utah Open Water Swimming[edit]

The 10 km Bear Lake Monster Swim is part of the Triple Crown of Utah Open Water Swimming together with the 10-mile Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim and the 8-mile Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon Swim.

Bear Lake Monster[edit]

The Bear Lake Monster is a cryptid appearing in local folk-lore near Bear Lake on the Utah–Idaho border. The myth originally grew from articles written in the 19th century by Joseph C. Rich, a Mormon colonizer in the area, purporting to report second-hand accounts of sightings of the creature. However, he later recanted the stories. In recent years the monster is considered to be a tourist attraction. The last reported sighting of the monster was in 2002.

Utah Open Water Series[edit]

The Bear Lake Monster Swim is part of the Utah Open Water Series that includes the following events:

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