Swim Defiance 2018


Swim Defiance is held at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park, in Tacoma. Owen Beach is located at the end of Owen Beach Rd in Point Defiance Park, 5605 Owen Beach Road., Tacoma, WA 98407.

Swim Defiance mandatory safety meeting will be held at 7:00 AM the day of the race.

Event Site Plan

2018 Swim Defiance Event Map at Owens Beach, Tacoma

Race Map

The course will be marked with large buoys. Lifeguards, kayaks, Tacoma Police, Tacoma Fire, Pierce County Fire Water Rescue and Tacoma Maritime Institute and personal volunteer safety boats will monitor the entire course. Body marking required on hands. Competitors must wear the color-coded race caps and race chip provided by the host. There is a $20 charge for chips that are lost. All swimmers required to use their own personal brightly colored safety buoy for theentire event.

2018 Swim Defiance Race Map at Owens Beach, Tacoma

Owens Beach Facilities

Change rooms, washrooms, no showers, concession stand, FREE parking lot. We do not always have a volunteer to watch your gear while you swim, so prepare to leave valuables in your vehicle or lock them with your bicycle on the beach.