Naples Island Swim

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Dick Miller, Tom Lind, Gene Perle, and Pat Keller at the 1947 Naples Island Swim in Long Beach, California
Naples Island Swim

The Naples Island Swim & SUP is an open water swimming event held in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California, known as the Aquatic Capital of America.


It started in 1903.


  • Multiple events consists of open water swimming and SUP races of varying lengths in water that can range from the mid to high 60's.
  • Races start and finish occur between 2nd St. and Ocean Blvd off Bayshore Ave. and 54th Place in Long Beach.
  • Around-the-island competitors are encouraged to bring an escort paddler, but it is not necessary. Paddlers should bring their own equipment. However, a limited selection of kayaks will be available for rent on the beach.


Races have been held in Alamitos Bay since at least the 1950s in this area.


SUP events, 200y, 500y, 1000m, 1 mile, 3 miles


Bay with ocean inlet


City Alamitos Bay, Naples Island, Long Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas


Current Race Director: Kaia Hedlund Past race directors: Bruce Bradley, Lucy Johnson, Greg Shea

Event Information

Month: August

Event Date: 13 August 2016

Website: Naples Island Swim & SUP

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

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