The Coeur d'Alene Crossing is a point to point open water swim. Participants can choose between 2.4 or 1.2 mile distance. This event is designed to raise money for 3 great charities. The start is at Arrow Point and the finish is at the Hagadone Event Center. Come be a part of this third annual charitable event. 

There are three ways to participate:

  1. Come, swim and enjoy = $55 if registered between January 1st and July 31st.
  2. Compete and help raise money for either the North Idaho College Booster Club, The Union Gospel Mission, or the Coeur d' Alene Area Swim Team (CAST). Be a part of the Continental Breakfast buffet at the Hagadone Event Center for you and your  guest (extra tickets available), and compete for awards and prizes.
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  3. Be a Sponsor! We need corporate and business sponsors with your donation of $250, $500, or $1000. (Download Sponsorship Form).




"Crossing for a Cause"

This open water swim is designed to raise money for three great charities. 

Check In / Start Time:

Registered swimmers must check-in at Clerk-of-Course beginning at 6:00 AM and must be completed by 6:45 AM. Swimmers must begin boarding the boat at 6:30 AM from Hagadone Event Center and will be taken to the Start Line at Arrow Point. The cruise boat will leave promptly at 7:00 AM. A mandatory Pre-Race Technical Briefing will take place at 7:00 AM on the boat, and a 15-minute warm up time will be provided between arriving at Arrow Point and start time. The race will start at approximately 8:00 AM.

Registration / Packet Pickup:

The Taphouse Unchained Restaurant, 210 Sherman Ave. , Coeur d’Alene Idaho 83814
Saturday, August 10th, 9am – 2pm - NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP

Course Cutoff Time:

Participants must be at least half way before the official clock is at 1 hour and 10 minutes. Any swimmers failing to be halfway over the allotted time will be stopped and listed as DNF.

Course Information:

Paramedics and Law Enforcement will be present. Water temperature in Lake Coeur d'Alene is expected to be approximately 72°F.


Wetsuits will be allowed but not mandatory.


Full (2.4 miles)

Half (1.2 miles)

T-shirts will not be given out to anyone registered after the Sunday, 1 week before the event. Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

Timing and Results:

Timing will be conducted manually with stopwatches. Results will be made available as quickly as possible after the conclusion of the events.

Awards, Shirts, Medals:

The top male and female finisher get awards. First 300 Finishers get medals

Safety and Rules:

Safety will be of paramount consideration during this competition. All applicable USAS and USMS rules, regulations and safety requirements will be enforced for the well being of the swimmers. The event will be held rain or shine, and delays for lightning will be accommodated as much as possible. The Meet Referee will be the final authority on cancellation or postponement.

If the race is stopped during competition it will be either re-ran in its entirety or abandoned outright. No refunds will be available in the event of cancellation or postponement.

Directions from Spokane or Missoula on I-90:

Take Exit 15 toward Sherman Ave. Continue onto E Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. Turn Right onto S Floating Green Drive. Park at the Hagadone Event Center.


How many buoys are there?   
We had approximately 20 buoys.
What is the spacing?
They are set up to create a swim channel.
Is there a mid-point buoy of a different color?
Can non-swimmers buy breakfast? 
What is the start plan? 
Everyone starts together. They line up in 3 groups. Fast group is in the water, Sport group is standing in the water and Fun group is on the beach. Everyone “Self Seats” themselves.   
Are there multiple waves?
Will the boat across the lake be capped in terms of the number of both swimmers and non-swimmers on board? 
Swimmers get first priority. 
Can I change on the boat? 
There are bathrooms on the boat.
Are there bathrooms on the boat? 
When does the boat return in relation to the swimmers?  
The boat will be back at the dock prior to the first swimmer finishing.
Where can I park my bike and lock it up? 
There are not a lot of areas that provide a place to lock your bike up.
Where can I park my jet ski or boat? 
There is no place to park a jet ski or boat.