The 2016 Naples Island Swim & SUP events will be held on Sunday, August 14th, assuming we receive our permit from the City of Long Beach (permit application is in process).

Entry form and basic information are in the attachments shown below.

About the Long Beach Naples Island Swim & SUP 

The Naples Island Swim & SUP is an open water swimming and stand up paddle board competition featuring seven races of differing lengths. The events span from a 200-yard swim for 7 & * year-olds to a 3-mile swim and 6-mile stand up paddle that circumnavigate Naples Island, for those 13 years and older. Los Alamitos Bay is no stranger to open water swimming competition. In 2010 Marine Stadium played host to both the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships open water competition. It is the training ground for many local athletes. The Naples Island Swim & SUP is an annual opportunity for the City of Long Beach, known as the Aquatic Capital of America, to showcase its leading position as a destination for aquatic competition.

Competitor safety support is provided by the Long Beach Marine Safety Division. 

Parking will be available in the large public lots off of E. Ocean Blvd. Parking will not be available on Bayshore Ave. as it is closed to through traffic and parking from 9 AM to 5 PM during the busy summer months.

Public restrooms will be available near the registration tables at Bayshore Aquatic Playground Park. Restrooms will also be available at the corner of Bayshore Ave. and E. 2nd St after 8 AM. 

Event Schedule

 
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Registration Opens:
7:00 AM

Start Times:
3-Mile SUP: 8:00 AM
6-Mile SUP: 8:00 AM
1 Mile Swim: 9:00 AM     
3-Mile Swim: 9:20 AM     
1000Y Swim: 9:40 AM     
500Y Swim: 10:00 AM     
200Y Swim: 10:20 AM
 
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In the event of unfavorable water conditions all efforts will be made to reschedule the event. If a new date is not available, event organizers will cover all expenses incurred prior to refunding any remaining portion of competitors' entry fees. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Aquatic Capital of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2008, to promote the myriad of aquatic activities offered in Long Beach; to recognize, honor and support the City of Long Beach and its aquatic athletes, coaches and organizations; and to promote water safety and education. The ACOA also supports community and regional efforts to cleanse local waterways as well as to increase the number of local aquatic facilities.

Heal the Bay Water Quality Report Grades

Borrowed from (and returned to) the waters of Alamitos Bay on June 26...


Get to the race with Long Beach Transit



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Lucy Johnson,
Jul 1, 2016, 1:43 PM
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Lucy Johnson,
Jun 30, 2016, 12:38 PM