Castaic Lake (lower lake) Open Water Swims

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Castaic Lake

Castaic Lake Open Water Swims are a series of lake swims held in Castaic Lake's lower lake that are part of the Southern Pacific Masters Open Water Series.

Castaic Lake

Castaic Lake is a beautiful state water reservoir located just north of Santa Clarita on the Interstate 5 Freeway where open water swimming can be done safely. Castaic Lake is an reservoir formed by Castaic Dam on Castaic Creek, in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of northwestern Los Angeles County, California, near the town of Castaic. It is site of the annual Castaic Lake Marathon Swim held during the first week of April, and of the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships and 2013 Fran Crippen Mile as well as the annual H2OpenPlus Summer Sunset Series.

The 320,000 acre·ft (390,000,000 m3) lake with a surface elevation of approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) above sea level is the terminus of the West Branch California Aqueduct, though some comes from the 154 square miles (400 km2) Castaic Creek watershed above the dam. The aqueduct water comes from Pyramid Lake through a pipeline and is used to power Castaic Power Plant, on the northern end of the lake.

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