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7th Annual A Long Swim at Tower Road Beach Open Water Swim

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join A Long Swim for the 7th annual A Long Swim at Tower Road Beach and raise money for collaborative ALS research!

Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 6 am registration open

Tower Road Beach | Winnetka, Illinois


Professionally timed distances offered:
  • 5k
  • 2.4 miles
  • 1.2 miles
  • 1,500 meters
  • 750 meters

A Long Swim is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Chicago, Illinois that designs and manages open water swimming events raising funds for ALS collaborative world-class research.

Race Day Details


Free parking is available at Lloyd Park (799 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093) just south of Tower Road Beach (899 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093)

A shuttle bus will drive swimmers & spectators from Lloyd Park to Tower Road Park. If Lloyd Park lots are full, overflow parking is at the Winnetka Metra Station Lot on the corner of Elm Street and Green Bay Road. The shuttle will also operate at this location.

Swimmer Check-In: 

Check-in will begin at Tower Road Beach at 6:00 am to receive your timing chips, body marking, and official swim cap.

All pre-registered swimmer check-in and walk-up registration will be at Tower Road Beach.

Day-of registration is available with a $15 premium. This can be payable by check, cash, or credit card.


Wetsuits are welcome. Your final time will reflect wetsuit/non-wetsuit.


Check back in for an update on water conditions.


Come one, come all! All spectators are welcome to join us on the beach.

Race Course:


View the Course Map here.


For questions or trouble registering, contact Kate Himes at [email protected]


August 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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