2019 Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim

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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler/Port of Cascade Locks

299 NW Portage Rd.

Cascade Locks, OR 97014

United States

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At dawn on Labor Day each year, a large group of hearty souls jumps in the mighty Columbia River and swims the 1.1-mile stretch across to the Port of Cascade Locks. The Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim, attracting hundreds of participants from around the world. On the day of the swim, participants board the famous Sternwheeler paddleboat on the south shore of the Columbia at the Sternwheeler dock in Cascade Locks, OR, and are ferried across the river to the Washington shore. When signaled, swimmers jump off the Sternwheeler into the “refreshing” Columbia and head back for Cascade Locks. To help them find their way, a special swim lane lined with volunteers in sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards are there to guide, encourage, and protect swimmers as they cross the channel. This popular event fills up quickly, so be sure to register early!

General Information

  • The swim is for intermediate level or better swimmers.
  • All swimmers must be at least 10 years old, in good physical health, and must wear a swim cap provided due to safety regulations.
  • Swimmers under 15 years old MUST each be accompanied by an adult swimmer.
  • Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No grease or oil allowed as it may damage the Sternwheeler. Wet or dry suits are permitted.
  • You must sign a waiver to participate.
  • This is not a race!

Date and Time

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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler/Port of Cascade Locks

299 NW Portage Rd.

Cascade Locks, OR 97014

United States

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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