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.

2015 Bear Lake Crossings:


  • July 18th Monster Swimmers: 15 swimmers swam a single length in the Bear Lake Monster event.
  • July 25th Monster Hunters: Lisa Gentile (second time as Monster Hunter), Sarah Jones (Assisted), and Chad Starks (Third person to earn all three patches)
  • Sept 7th: Monster Slayer: Will Reeves - Bear Lake length (19 miles in 9:49:42


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2014 Bear Lake Crossings:


  • July 19th Monster Swimmers: 25 swimmers swam a single length in the Bear Lake Monster event!
  • 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)