From OpenwaterpediaTheodore Roosevelt Lake (usually called Roosevelt Lake and sometimes Lake Roosevelt) is a reservoir in the state of Arizona. It is also the last stage swim in the Arizona S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge. It was named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in March 1911, one year prior to Arizona being recognized as the 48th state in the union. The lake is home to a variety of game fish including crappie, carp, Sunfish, flathead, channel catfish, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.
S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge
In search of a unique open water swim challenge in Arizona, the four reservoirs on the Salt River provide that unique opportunity. If Jack Kerouac wrote a story about the Dharma Bums swimming from dam to dam across a series of lakes in the rugged desert wild, this may have been the inspiration. The brainchild of Mesa, Arizona attorney Kent Nicholas, S.C.A.R. stands for Saguaro, Canyon, Apache and Roosevelt lakes. It's "a bit of a rogue swim" because there were no permits, licenses, insurance, coast guard support, law enforcement approval, or any other "permission" sought from anyone. They hiked, boated, swam, laughed and swam again without letting the obstacles and hurdles of modern life prevent them from swimming more than 40 miles in a beautiful environment.
ENTRY FOR 2013
- Open Water Swimmers Are Left With a S.C.A.R.
- Open Water Swimming
- S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Scarred For Life On A Starry, Starry Night In Arizona
- S.C.A.R. To Begin Tomorrow
- S.C.A.R.ed For Life, The Legacy Of Kent Nicholas
- Fast Times, Camaraderie On S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge Day 2
- Day One, Stage One At S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge
- Photography by Jeff Lewis
- Deep In The Desert, They Held Their Own Against The Wind
- Grace Van Der Byl Goes 3 For 3 After 17
- The End Of S.C.A.R. Signifies Its Beginning
- Ned Denison Is Swimming On Cloud Nine