A 2019 PNA Open Water Event
USMS Sanction Number 368-W003
USA Swimming Sanction Number OW-PNS-2018-001

Bellingham Bay Swim Team is proud to host the 6th annual Aly Fell Open Water Swim on Saturday August 24, 2019. Swim 10k, 5k, 2.5k or 800m in picturesque Lake Padden, Bellingham, Washington. Masters swimmers may enter wetsuit or non-wetsuit events, and USA swimmers may enter non-wetsuit events. Come join us in August, you’ll be glad you did!  

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Race Information

The Aly Fell Memorial includes 6 events for master swimmers: 2.5k, 5k and 10k wetsuit, 2,5k, 5k, and 10k non-wetsuit, and 4 events for USA swimmers: 2.5k, 5k, 10k and 800 meters. Coaches should enter swimmers based on age and experience.  Swimmers who cannot finish 2.5k in 50 minutes, may not enter the 5k or 10k events. Entry includes one event, swim cap, race souvenir and post race refreshments.


The Course

Lake Padden is a beautiful 160 acre, non-gasoline motor lake, owned by the City of Bellingham. The race will take place at the beach area of the lake, accessed from the WEST entrance of the park, on Samish Way.

Download the 2019 course map.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all of your pressing questions by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page. Be sure to sign up early! Registration will close when we meet our maximum athlete count of 200.


Results/Records Awards

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers for each event.  Event results will be available on this website within a few days after the conclusion of the event.


Need a place to stay?

Oxford Suites Bellingham has kindly provided us with a group rate for all athletes, friends and family.