From Openwaterpedia

The Vikingsholm Swim (Lake Tahoe Viking Swim or Lake Tahoe Vikingsholm) is a 10.6-mile (17.1 km) high-altitude swim across southern Lake Tahoe from Nevada to California in the western USA for solo swimmers, tandem swimmers, two-way swimmers, and relays of 2 - 6 people.


The swim starts at the boat launch under the light of Cave Rock in Nevada and ends in the brilliant waters of Emerald Bay on the California side. Along the way, enjoy the clear blue waters and alpine views.

Tahoe Triple Crown

The Tahoe Triple Crown as recognized by the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association includes 3 swims: 21.3-mile (34.3 km) lengthwise crossing of Lake Tahoe, 12-mile (19.3 km) widthwise crossing of Lake Tahoe, 10.6-mile (16.9 km) Lake Tahoe Vikingsholm.

Start Location

Cave Rock Boat Launch, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park in Glenbrook, Nevada

Finish Location

Vikingsholm Castle, Emerald Bay State Park in Tahoma, California

Lake Tahoe

In 1969, Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area. The park features Vikingsholm, one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere and the "Tea House" on Fannette Island, the only island to be found in all of Lake Tahoe.

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