Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome to the Bear Lake Swimming Association

Welcome to the Bear Lake Swimming Association!  

The Bear Lake Swimming Association (BLSA) was formed to promote open water swimming at one of Utah and Idaho's most beautiful lakes, as well as to keep track of crossings and records and to provide information and support to swimmers who want to complete the challenge.

Besides the 15 new solo Bear Lake Monster Swimmers (6.27 miles) in 2015, the following were new Bear Lake Monster Hunters (12.5 miles), swam on 25 July 2015:

  • Lisa Gentile (Second time Monster Hunter)
  • Sarah Jones (Assisted)
  • Chad Starks (Third person to earn all three patches)
Upcoming on Saturday, 8 August 2015 Lisa Gentile will be attempting to swim the length of Bear Lake to become the first female to be a Bear Lake Monster Slayer!  Here is her Spot GPS link when her swim date comes. 

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There were quite a few exciting Bear Lake Crossings in 2014:

Aug 25th Monster Hunter: Kelly Gneiting - Bear Lake double width (12.5 miles in 16:13)
Aug 30th Monster Slayer : Goody Tyler IV Bear Lake length (19 miles in 13:08:05)
Sept 1st: Monster Hunter: Lisa Gentile - Bear Lake double width (12.5 miles in 6:44:49)
Sept 25th: Monster Slayer: Chad Starks - Bear Lake length (19 miles in 13:09:06)