The Bremerton YMCA will be hosting the Wildcat Lake Open Water swim Aug. 27 at Wildcat Lake County Park.
“It is the only officially organized open water swim this side of the Puget Sound and we are expecting around 400 swimmers,” said Bremerton YMCA assistant aquatics director Greg Mackem. “It will be a fun event that will include a wildcat mascot rooting swimmers on and other fun entertainment.”
Mackem said he wants to encourage swimmers in the older age groups to participate and the event will have plenty of lifeguards and safety precautions available.
The event will feature a 1-mile swim and a 1/2-mile swim.
Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. The 1/2 mile race starts at 9 a.m., the 1-mile race will start at approximately 9:45am.
It is open to all ages and there will be prizes for the following, both male and female, in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 & Over. There is a separate division for those wearing wetsuits.
Registration is now open and includes early bird and other discounts:
Now until July 31
$30 – 1/2 Mile or 1 Mile ($25 for youth-under 18 and seniors-60 and over)
$40 – Both Races ($35 for youth-under 18 and seniors-60 and
August 1-August 22
$45 – 1/2 Mile or 1 Mile ($40 for youth-under 18 and seniors-60 and over)
$55 – Both Races ($50 for youth-under 18 and seniors-60 and over)
*Current YMCA members (in Pierce & Kitsap Counties) receive additional $5 off entry fee.
*New Bremerton Family YMCA memberships are eligible on same day to receive a FREE entry.