I have been kicking around the idea of starting an informational website about Bear Lake swimming for a year or so. With everything that is going on at the lake this summer (at least one solo crossing, a new USMS Sanctioned event, and a double-crossing), I think now is the time to do it.
The basic idea is to provide information about the history of the lake, current conditions, crossings and records, maps, links to lodging and restaurants, etc. Hopefully the site will help Bear Lake become a "bucket list" swim that marathon swimmers will want to check off and also become a place where channel swimmers can complete their qualification swim.
The site is still pretty basic right now, but you can check it out here:
At this point, I would like to get your ideas and feedback. I'm not totally happy with the design, and am working to improve it. There are currently no maps that show the two most common crossings (19 mile length and 7 mile width) and I am working on that. Is there anything else that would be important to include that I have left out?