The 2018 event is scheduled for Sunday, August 12. Mark your calendars and check back soon for registration. 

About the Long Beach Naples Island Swim & SUP 

The Naples Island Swim & Paddle is an open water swimming and stand up paddle board competition featuring seven races of differing lengths. The events span from a 200-yard swim for 7 & 8 year-olds, to a 3-mile swim and 6-mile stand up paddle that circumnavigate Naples Island, for those 13 years and older. 

Alamitos Bay is no stranger to open water swimming competition. In 2010 Marine Stadium played host to both the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships open water competition. It is the training ground for many local athletes. The Naples Island Swim & Paddle is an annual opportunity for the City of Long Beach, known as the Aquatic Capital of America, to showcase its leading position as a destination for aquatic activities.

Competitor safety support is provided by the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division. 

Metered parking will be available in the large public lots off of E. Ocean Blvd. Parking will not be available on Bayshore Ave. as it is closed to through traffic and parking from 9 AM to 5 PM during the busy summer months.

Public restrooms will be available near the registration tables at Bayshore Aquatic Playground Park. Restrooms will also be available at the corner of Bayshore Ave. and E. 2nd St after 8 AM. 

Event Schedule

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Race Day Registration Opens:
7:00 AM

Start Times:
3-Mile SUP: TBD
6-Mile SUP: TBD
1 Mile Swim: TBD     
3-Mile Swim: TBD     
1000Y Swim: TBD     
500Y Swim: TBD     
200Y Swim: TBD
Los Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, CA
In the event of unfavorable water conditions all efforts will be made to reschedule the event. If a new date is not available, event organizers will cover all expenses incurred prior to refunding any remaining portion of competitors' entry fees. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Aquatic Capital of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2008, to promote the myriad of aquatic activities offered in Long Beach; to recognize, honor and support the City of Long Beach and its aquatic athletes, coaches and organizations; and to promote water safety and education. The ACOA also supports community and regional efforts to cleanse local waterways as well as to increase the number of local aquatic facilities.

Heal the Bay Water Quality Report Grades

Borrowed from (and returned to) the waters of Alamitos Bay on June 26, 2016

No sharks have been sighted in the bay!

Get to the race with Long Beach Transit