Register early for Cross Channel Swim

Those wishing to swim in the 71st annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim are encouraged to register early as the Swim has become one of the county’s most popular attractions. Register at www.active.com (search for the 71st Annual Cross-Channel Swim). For more information call the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at 541-386-2000, visit the Swim website or follow the event on Facebook. Registration is $60.

Fun Facts:

Oldest registered swimmer this year so far is 79.

Youngest registered swimmer this year so far is 10.

Farthest traveler's are from Hawaii and New York.

Event FAQs

Water temperature is about 64-69° F.

Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m.

First flight of swimmers jumps from the Sternwheeler at 7:45 a.m.

Average swim time is 30-40 minutes

The swim is not a race!

If the weather does not cooperate the swim will be called off by the sheriff'’s department (no refunds)

(There are no refunds)

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