Swim Defiance Open Water Swim at Owen Beach
Swim Defiance June 26th 2016

In 1926, the first organized competitive swim between Vashon Island and Point Defiance in Tacoma, WA was held across approximately two miles of open water, following the ferry route used today. Now we are making it possible to repeat this historic feat!

Blue Wave Aquatics is proud to announce the 3rd annual Swim Defiance taking place at Commencement Bay, in Tacoma, Washington.

We welcome back returning swimmers as well as everyone else planning to participate in June for the first time.

Swim Defiance offers a 3K and 5K event; participants for both events will receive the following:

  • Custom designed technical shirt in men and women sizes and styles
  • Safety monitored and kayak guided ocean swim with a HUGE bright finish arch
  • Brightly colored custom race cap, required for swim
  • FREE post-race celebration with yummy refreshments and fun music

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Swimmers!

The results page has been updated with this years results, age group awards and records. Check out the results page to see how you did!