Lake George 2.5k, 5k, 10k Swims

Event date: Saturday, August 21, 2021. USMS sanction #031-W001. Read the Swimmer Instructions here. Keep up to date on our Facebook page.


Saturday, August 21, 2021

6:45 - 7:10 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
7:45 a.m. - Start

Course closes at 12p. Swimmers not on their 4th lap by 11:00 a.m. (meaning not having rounded the start/lap buoy) will not be allowed to proceed and must exit the course.


Saturday, August 21, 2021

6:45 - 7:10 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
7:20 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
7:55 a.m. - Start

Swimmers will have 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the 2.5k.


Saturday, August 21, 2021

8:30 - 9 a.m. - Check-in / swim warm-up
9:10 a.m. - Pre-race meeting
9:25 a.m. - Start

Swimmers will have 2.5 hours to complete the 5k distance.

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Swim course & refreshments
  • Swim Cap
  • T-Shirt Hoodie
  • Finisher Medal
  • Eligibility for Awards
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Safety Plan

We have a comprehensive safety plan in place that includes general land and water safety for swimmers and volunteers. Our water safety includes an inner perimeter of kayakers, with an outer perimeter of motorboats manned by volunteers, Hague Volunteer Fire Department, and usually the Lake George Park Commission and other government entities either on site or on call.

Our COVID plans will follow the NYS guidelines regarding outdoor events. Currently (as of Aug 1), up to 500 people can gather outdoors. The LG Swims will have a maximum of 400 people on site, spread out over the swim course and staging area throughout the morning. Therefore, we do not require proof of vaccination, nor a health screening or contact form. Per NYS guidelines, unvaccinated individuals will need to maintain 6' of separation from other individuals, and wear a mask if within 6'.

Event organizers will provide masks for anyone requesting one, hand sanitizers, and have two check-in tables on race morning to increase separation and streamline the check-in process.


There will be Category 1 (non-wetsuit) and Category 2 (wetsuit) divisions for all swims. We will follow the USMS policies for wetsuits and non-wetsuit attire. You can see the description for Cat 1 and Cat 2 attire here (PDF), specifically under rules 303.7.2 and 303.7.3.


Please submit evidence of having completed a swim of  2/3rds the distance of your chosen event (applies to 5k and 10k. Evidence may be submitted when you register and should include the date, venue, distance and time it took you to complete your swim. These swims should be in open water and they may happen in or out of competition. If you have extensive training experience in pools and some open water swim experience that will suffice as evidence. The key is to ensure you will be able to complete your distance comfortably and within the cut-off.

Water Temperature

Water temperature is generally 72-76 degrees.



Maps below may be subject to minor changes. Course will be counter-clockwise. Keep buoys to your left. 5k is two loops of the course. 10k is four loops.


Fueling:  The  fuel station will be near the start/lap buoy. The water is shallow so you can stand while you fuel. You may place your personal aid there. Please mark your items.

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