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74th Annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim 2016

74th Annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim 2016

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74th Annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim 2016 Details

5 September 05:30-11:00
the Visitor Center
720 E Port Marina Drive,
Hood River, OR 97031
USA

At dawn on Labor Day every year, a group of hearty souls jump into the Columbia River & swim the 1.1-mile stretch to Hood River. The Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim is Columbia River’s largest & oldest official swim event, attracting hundreds of participants from around the globe. The swim was founded in 1942 when local Roy Webster challenged himself to swim across the river. On the day of the swim, swimmers board the Sternwheeler paddleboat & are ferried across the river to the Washington shore.

When signaled, swimmers jump off the Sternwheeler into the Columbia & start back to Hood River. A swim lane lined with volunteers in sailboats, kayaks & paddleboards will be there to guide, encourage & protect swimmers as they cross the channel.

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