Crossing for a Cause

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The Coeur d'Alene Crossing is a point to point 2.4 mile open water swim. The start is at Arrow Point and the finish is at the Hagadone Event Center. Come be a part of this second annual charitable event. There are three ways to participate:

  1. Come, swim and enjoy = $55 if registered between January 1st and July 31, 2014 (Register Here)
  2. Compete and help raise money for either the North Idaho College Booster Club, The Union Gospel Mission, or the Coeur d' Alene Area Swim Team (CAST). Be a part of the Continental Breakfast buffet at the Hagadone Event Center for you and your guest (extra tickets available), and compete for awards and prizes. (Donate Here)
  3. Be a Sponsor! We need corporate and business sponsors with your donation of $250, $500, or $1000. (Download Sponsorship Form)

Prizes Available for People Raising Over $250
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Prizes Available for Registered Swimmers
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Union Gospel Mission Inland Northwest

Purpose/Mission Statement: Partnering with the Inland Northwest to reach the poor with the love and power of the Gospel so they may become God-dependent, contributing members of society.
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Coeur d'Alene Area Swim Team (CAST)

CAST is committed to the belief that age group swimming is an exciting and valuable experience. Competitive swimming techniques can be learned and enjoyed by those of moderate ability, as well as the potential Olympian.
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North Idaho College Booster Club

The North Idaho College Booster Club is a non-profit organization, committed to providing financial support to all recognized intercollegiate athletic programs at NIC through various fund-raising and endowment activities for student athlete grant-in-aid and team benefits.
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Race Details

"Crossing for a Cause"

This open water swim is designed to raise money for three great charities. We highly encourage you to raise money. The goal is for each swimmer to raise $500.

Check In / Start Time:

Registered swimmers must check-in at Clerk-of-Course beginning at 6:00 AM and must be completed by 6:45 AM. Swimmers must begin boarding the boat at 6:30 AM from Hagadone Event Center and will be taken to the Start Line at Arrow Point. The cruise boat will leave promptly at 7:00 AM. A mandatory Pre-Race Technical Briefing will take place at 7:00 AM on the boat, and a 15-minute warm up time will be provided between arriving at Arrow Point and start time. The race will start at approximately 8:00 AM.

Registration / Packet Pickup:

Registration Packet Pick-up will be on Saturday, August 16th in The Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center, Beauty Bay Room from 10 AM - 3 PM. No same-day packet pick-up.

Course Cutoff Time:

Participants must be at least half way before the offical clock is at 1 hour and 10 minutes. Any swimmers failing to be halfway over the allotted time will be stopped and listed as DNF.

Course Information:

Paramedics and Law Enforcement will be present. Water temperature in Lake Coeur d'Alene is expected to be approximately 72°F.


Wetsuits will be allowed but not mandatory.

  • $55 if registered between January 1st & July 31
  • $65 if registered between August 1st & August 9th.
  • $75 if registered between August 10th & August 14th
  • For those procrastinators, $250 to register between August 15th & August 16th until 9 PM.

T-shirts will not be given out to anyone registered after August 11. Registration fees are non-refundable and cannot be transferred.


Each participant is encouraged to get at least $500 in donations.

Timing and Results:

Timing will be conducted manually with stopwatches. Results will be made available as quickly as possible after the conclusion of the events.


The top male and female finisher.

Safety and Rules:

Safety will be of paramount consideration during this competition. All applicable USAS and USMS rules, regulations and safety requirements will be enforced for the well being of the swimmers. The event will be held rain or shine, and delays for lightning will be accommodated as much as possible. The Meet Referee will be the final authority on cancellation or postponement.

If the race is stopped during competition it will be either re-ran in its entirety or abandoned outright. No refunds will be available in the event of cancellation or postponement.

Directions from Spokane or Missoula on I-90:

Take Exit 15 toward Sherman Ave. Continue onto E Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. Turn Right onto S Floating Green Drive. Park at the Hagadone Event Center.

Sponsor / Donate

We are looking for corporate sponsors!

Thank you for considering a sponsorship for 2014. Your sponsorship will fund many aspects of this non-profit event. There are three levels to choose from:

  • Gold - $1000 Donation
    Silver & Bronze Level benefits plus Company Logo on Event T-Shirts Company Logo in The Press ads
  • Silver - $500 Donation
    Bronze Level benefits plus Event Plaque
  • Bronze - $250 Donation
    Listed on Web Site as a Sponsor

☼ Download Sponsorship Form


Each participant is encouraged to get at least $500 in donations.


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August 16, 2014
Hagadone Event Center
900 Floating Green Dr.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Register by July 31, 2014