Naples Island Swim 2020

The 2020 Naples Island Swim is scheduled for Sunday, August 16th. At this time, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our event is on hold. We are consulting with Long Beach Special Events, Public Health Officials and Business Partners to determine if our event will be postponed or cancelled.

About the Event

The Naples Island Swim & SUP is an open water swimming and paddle board competition featuring seven races of differing lengths. The event is held in the Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA. The events span from a 200-yard swim for 7 & 8 year-olds, to a 3-mile swim and 6-mile stand up paddle that circumnavigate Naples Island, for those 13 years and older.

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 activities.

Event Schedule

Swim Events

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Race Day Check-In Opens:

8:00 AM

No race day entries will be accepted.

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

Paddle Events

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Race Day Check-In Opens:

8:00 AM

No race day entries will be accepted.

Start Times:

6-Mile SUP: 10:30 AM

3-Mile Fun Paddle: 10:45 AM

How to Get There

Start and Finish for All Events on the Beach Between:

United States Sailing Center - 5489 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803


Leeway Sailing Center - 5431 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Metered 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.

The closest available public restrooms to the event registration locations will be at Bayshore Aquatic Playground Park. Restrooms will also be available at the corner of Bayshore Ave. and E. 2nd St after 8 AM.

Get to the race with Long Beach Transit


Competitor safety support is provided by the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division. The event safety plan is available upon request.

Water Conditions

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.

The summer season water temperature in the Long Beach, California Los Alamitos Bay can range from low 60's °F to the upper 60's °F. The temperature can swing 3-4 degrees within just a couple day’s time. The swimming events will be cancelled or held with shorted race distances following USA Swimming’s low water temperature limit of 16° C (60.8 °F).

Water quality can be monitored via the Heal the Bay water quality report card. Follow the link for current water conditions:

About Aquatic Capital of America

Aquatic Capital of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation 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 and organizations; improve and increase local aquatic facilities and promote water safety and education. ACOA also supports community and regional efforts to raise awareness about water quality and the reduction of pollution on our beaches and in our local waterways.

Because Long Beach has so much water - ocean, bay, lagoon, Marine Stadium, plus a river on each side of the city - and so many water-based activities, every Long Beach child should know how to swim. A significant portion of the net proceeds from this event will be used to further the objective.