North Idaho Events and Activities
1.76-mile swim across magnificent Lake Pend Oreille - Idaho's biggest lake - stands as the premier open-water swimming event in the Pacific Northwest. Entry fees benefit swimming lessons for youth. .
More info: Long Bridge Swim
Founded by local swimming enthusiast Eric Ridgway, the Long Bridge Swim has grown from the first group of 68 friends swimming across Lake Pend Oreille in 1995 to 722 swimmers in 2016. The Long Bridge Swim is held the first Saturday in August and attracts a wide range of swimmers. Thus far over 9,000 swimmers have successfully completed the Swim, including children as young as 7 and a number of swimmers in their 80s, and a local 86 year-old in 2008!