Welcome to the third annual Chain of Lakes Open Swim Classic. Hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), we are proud to offer a beautiful swim across Lake Bde Maka Ska (previously named Lake Calhoun) in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. This event will offer two distances; 1.5 mile and 2.4 mile swims will close the open swim season for some and tune up Ironman athletes for their end of season. In collaboration with the MPRB Open Swim Club, participants of the club will receive a registration discount fee for the event. Experience Minneapolis while swimming across Lake Calhoun for one last push of the season. Lake Bde Maka Ska is located in the heart of the Uptown area, overlooking Minneapolis and a popular destination for swimmers, runners, cyclists, sailing, water recreation, and more. A part of the Chain of Lakes Regional Park system, Lake Bde Maka Ska is a great place to enjoy the best of what Minneapolis has to offer.
$15 registration discount for Open Swim Club members.
January 01- July 31: $55 ($15 discount for club members)
August 01- 24: $65 ($15 discount for club members)
Event will occur rain or shine; dangerous weather conditions may delay or cancel the event. No refunds are available.
Pre-race meeting at 7:40am!
Lake Calhoun Bde Maka Ska - North Beach at Lake Calhoun
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board