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Countdown is on to Across the Lake Swim

This year marks the 69th annual Across the Lake Swim.
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July 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA - With Okanagan Lake being the centre of attention the past few months due to flooding, swimmers will be happy to know the Across the Lake Swim will carry on as planned this Saturday.

The 2.1 kilometre swim is the largest and longest running open water swim event in the country, according to the event website. Starting in 1949, this year will be the 69th consecutive swim.

Swimmers will also be pleased to know the lake’s temperature is at 20.7 degrees celsius as of 7 p.m., July 11, organizers say.

As of July 11, Okanagan Lake’s level was 342.84 metres, which is 36 centimetres above full pool.

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