About the Event
The Naples Island Swim is an open water swimming competition featuring 3 races of differing lengths. The event is held in the Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA. The events span from a 500 yard swim for ages 10 and under to a one mile swim for 11 and over and a three mile Naples Island circumnavigation for 13 and over.
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. In 2023 it will host the inaugural MPSF Open Water Swimming Championship. It is the training ground for many local athletes. The Naples Island Swim 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.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Race Day Check-In Opens:
No race day entries will be accepted.
500Y Swim: 9:00 AM
1 Mile Swim: 9:20 AM
3 Mile Swim: 9:40 AM
1 Mile / 3 Mile Swim
Kids 500 Yard Swim
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.
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.