If you happen to find yourself in Montana this August, head over to beautiful Lake Flathead to race in their eighth annual 1-mile open-water swim. The race takes place at the southern tip of the lake on August 1 at 1 p.m., so you can sleep in until noon if that strikes your fancy. Typically, about 75 swimmers have come out for the event, and the average water temperature is a comfortable 74 degrees Fahrenheit. If you pre-register, the race is $20. A post-race barbecue social will follow.
The race is sponsored by Mission Valley Aquatics of Polson, MT, and they would love to welcome the East Coasters (or anyone!) reading this blog to their part of the country.
Did you know? Lake Flathead, at 30 miles long and 16 miles wide, is the largest body of water in the western United States. It is located southwest of Glacier National Park. You won’t be short on beautiful scenery, and campsites are abound for the outdoor-minded swimmer.