Olympic Club

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Trans Tahoe Relay in Lake Tahoe, organized by the Olympic Club
The Olympic Club is a San Francisco, California, U.S.A. athletic club with three golf courses and a long history in aquatic sports. It sponsors and organizes the annual Trans Tahoe Relays. The club's main City Clubhouse is located in downtown San Francisco. The club's Lakeside Clubhouse is located just north of the city's border with Daly City. The United States Golf Association recognizes the Olympic Club as one of the first 100 golf clubs established in the United States.



The City Clubhouse is located at 524 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102; +1 (415) 345-5100.


First named the "San Francisco Olympic Club", it is the oldest athletic club in the United States, established on May 6, 1860. In 1992, the Club set up the Winged "O" Foundation, which changed its name to The Olympic Club Foundation in 2002. Its purpose is to fund youth sports programs which primarily target less advantaged youth who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Trans Tahoe Relay

The Olympic Club Trans Tahoe Relay is a stunningly beautiful and well-organized masters swimming relay event in Lake Tahoe. The 6-person relay annuals draws hundreds of teams from around the world and is one of the world's greatest open water swimming competitions. It is annually listed in America's Top 50 Open Water Swims and the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.


The unique open water swimming event started when Olympic Club members decided to challenge each other to a team race across Lake Tahoe in 1976. Soon after, other clubs were invited to join this annual "Invitational Relay" event. In 2011, the race attracted over 1,134 competitors. Promoting team camaraderie and spirited competition between swimming clubs and other groups and organizations, it is now seen as a landmark of open water events.


From Sand Harbor Beach in Nevada to Skylandia Beach in Lake Forest, California in Lake Tahoe


Name Paul Carter, Race Director, and Laureen Welting, Race Manager

Email pcarter@olyclub.com

2012 Trans Tahoe Race Committee

Safety Coordinator - Phyllis Quinn
Rules Chairman - Mike Keck
Communications Liaison - Bart Lally
Open Water Commissioner - Todd Arris
Open Water Deputy Commissioner - Katie Lyons
Committee Member - Greg Meyer
Committee Member - Gary Crook

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