Organization: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Date: 09/02/2013 update info
Time: 5:45:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Columbia River in Hood River,OR
Contact: Hood River Chamer of Commerce
550 hearty souls swim the mighty Columbia from the Washington shore to Oregon every Labor Day! For many, Labor Day is the final opportunity for a day of summer relaxation. But others choose to forego ease for the personal challenge of an early morning swim across the mighty Columbia River . The swim is a 1.1-mile stretch across to Hood River.
This is the annual Hood River County Chamber of Commerce’s Cross Channel Swim. The swim, which annually attracts close to 500 participants from around the world, originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself to swim across the river.
All swimmers must be at least 10 years old and be in good physical health. Swimmers under 15 must each be accompanied by an adult swimmer. Swimmers must wear a swim cap due to safety regulations. Wet or dry suits are allowed.