ALY FELL OPEN WATER SWIM
The Aly Fell Open Water swim is a dual sanctioned (USMS & USA Swimming) event in beautiful Lake Padden, Bellingham, WA. Swimmers can choose from four distances: 800m, 2.5K, 5K or 10K, in both wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.
The course is a closed 1.25K rectangle, on a non-gasoline lake and the water temperature is expected to be between 64F - 69F.
Lake Padden in the crown jewel of a 160 acre park with 2.3 miles of shoreline and 5 miles of well maintained trails winding through established Douglas Fir and Western Cedar. Whether swimming competitive or as a recreational event, stay the entire day and enjoy all the lake has to offer.
The Aly Fell Open Water swim is named after a local 15-year old swimmer who died in a car accident in 2009, while on a team trip. She had just completed in her first open water swim at Lake Padden, just days prior. Standing just 5'2", she was the first female to cross the finish line, earning her the nickname Felly Fierce.