Race Info


Race info

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 2 great charities. The start is at Arrow Point and the finish is at the Hagadone Event Center.

Ways to Support The Crossing:

  1. Enjoy a beautiful swim across Lake CDA with our amazing safety team’s support! Cost is only $85 if registered by July 30th. Registration from July 31-Aug 12th goes up to $95. Enjoy a Continental Breakfast buffet at the Hagadone Event Center and stay for awards and raffle prizes after the race.
  2. Make a Donation on the registration site: help raise money for The Coeur d’ Alene Area Swim Team (CAST) and 3rd Grade Swim through your generous donation. ( There is a Donation option during your event registration online, you can donate to the cause with or without registering to swim across the lake!)
  3. Be a Corporate Sponsor! We need corporate and business sponsors with your donation of $250, $500, or $1000, $1500 or $2000. (Download Sponsorship Form).
  4. Provide a Raffle prize to celebrate the athletes after a great race:  email castcoachjade@gmail.com if you would like to provide a raffle prize.

Crossing For A Cause

This open water swim is designed to raise money for local non-profits. 

CDA Area Swim Team

CDA Area Swim Team (CAST)

Promoting competitive swim in the Coeur d'Alene Area.
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Parker Subaru - Premier sponsor

parker Subaru - Cda

Providing Service and Outreach to our community
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Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Take a look at the people who make the CDA Crossing possible.
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This open water swim is designed to raise money for some great local 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 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:

Saturday August 12, 2023, prior to the race, 3pm – 5pm. Pre-Race day packet pick up Location TBD.
Possible RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP is TBD, but may not be available.


Here are some important pieces of information for you before this exciting event:

  1. CLICK HERE for access to the Itinerary for the weekend (will be posted as a link here in July).
  2. Be sure to pick up your gear and get your athlete number on Saturday, August 13th from 3-5pm More details will be in the itinerary link above when they are available!
  3. CLICK HERE to see maps for parking and the layout of the event site.  Shuttle service will begin at 6AM from the parking lot on Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive.
  4. Want an extra CDA crossing cap?  How about a past medal refurbished as a coaster? Loose your favorite t-shirt from a previous Crossing event?  Bring a few extra dollars and you can purchase all of these after the event! $5 for caps and coasters, $10 for t-shirts, limited supply, so get them while they last!
  5. We will be able to present awards for the top male and female athlete for each age group category (broken down by 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+) directly after the race.  We are still awarding the youngest, wisest (eldest), and farthest travelers too!
  6. A delicious breakfast will be served post race and we have an array of amazing raffle prizes from local sponsors!
  7. We will have Parker Subaru, and Swim Labs on site at the event with booths to help you engage with some great sponsors.

We are looking forward to seeing you!  The temperatures have been nice in CDA, so the lake is warm and inviting and ready for a great race this year.  See you Saturday August 12th for check-in!

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.

Safe Swim Buoy:

Safe Swim Buoy will be allowed but not mandatory.


Fins will be allowed but may not place on results


Full | 2.4 Miles

Half | 1.2 Miles

* T-shirts will NOT be given out to anyone that registers as a “late entry”. Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.

Timing and Results:

Timing will be conducted with an online platform timing system. Results will be made available as quickly as possible after the conclusion of the events on our website and will be emailed to participants.

Awards, Shirts, Medals:

The top male and female finisher get awards. First 250 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.


We had approximately 20 buoys.

They are set up to create a swim channel.

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.

Swimmers get first priority.

There are bathrooms on the boat.

The boat will be back at the dock prior to the first swimmer finishing.

There are not a lot of areas that provide a place to lock your bike up.

There is no place to park a jet ski or boat.

Did You Know?

Our youngest swimmer to complete the 2.4 mile swim was 9 years old, with a time of 1:05.31.
Our oldest swimmer was 84 years young with a time of 1:26.17.