In case you haven't heard, there is going to be a new open water race in Utah this year! The inaugural Bear Lake Swim will take place on Saturday August 25, 2012 and will feature 1/2 mile, 7 mile and 7 mile relay distances. The race is USMS sanctioned. There is a good possibility that there will be a special award for those who swim the 10 mile at Deer Creek, the 8.12 Mile at Great Salt Lake and the 7 Mile at Bear Lake.
The 1/2 mile course will be an out-and-back swim from the beach near Garden City Park. The 7 mile course is a point-to-point swim from Cisco Beach, across the lake, to the beach near Garden City Park. You can round up six other friends to put together a 7-swimmer relay team. Prices are pretty reasonable at $40 for the 1/2 mile, $60 for the 7-mile and $160 for the relay.