Congrats to the 2022 Lap Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the 16 swimmers who participated in the 2022 Lap Challenge, attempting to swim from Italy to Greece (240 miles). Here are the top five swimmers who swam the longest distance in 2022:

  • Christian Cruz, 236 miles
  • Eng-Hong Lin, 168 miles
  • Barb Straw and Ying Soong, 143 miles
  • Joy Gaston, 133 miles

Challenge Yourself in 2023

The Recreation and Special Events Department invites swimmers to test their mettle by joining the 2023 Lap Challenge to discover whether they can swim the distance of 180 miles from Greenland to Iceland. The total distance is cumulative over the course of the year. Chart your distance in lengths or laps, using the same measurement each swim session (6,300 laps/12,600 lengths are equivalent to 180 miles; 35 laps/70 lengths are equal to 1 mile). To log your progress, check in with the pool attendant each session. The challenge is open to all residents, runs now through December 29, 2023, and can be done at lap pools 2 and 5 only.   

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