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Naples Island Swim

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Dick Miller, Tom Lind, Gene Perle, and Pat Keller at the 1947 Naples Island Swim in Long Beach, California
Naples Island Swim

The Naples Island Swim & SUP is an open water swimming event held in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California, known as the Aquatic Capital of America.

=History[edit]

It started in 1903.

Events[edit]

  • Multiple events consists of open water swimming and SUP races of varying lengths in water that can range from the mid to high 60's.
  • Races start and finish occur between 2nd St. and Ocean Blvd off Bayshore Ave. and 54th Place in Long Beach.
  • Around-the-island competitors are encouraged to bring an escort paddler, but it is not necessary. Paddlers should bring their own equipment. However, a limited selection of kayaks will be available for rent on the beach.

History[edit]

Races have been held in Alamitos Bay since at least the 1950s in this area.

Distance[edit]

SUP events, 200y, 500y, 1000m, 1 mile, 3 miles

Type[edit]

Bay with ocean inlet

Location[edit]

City Alamitos Bay, Naples Island, Long Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas

Organizers[edit]

Current Race Director: Kaia Hedlund Past race directors: Bruce Bradley, Lucy Johnson, Greg Shea

Event Information[edit]

Month: August

Event Date: 13 August 2016

Website: Naples Island Swim & SUP

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

External links[edit]