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Bring on the Bay – 3K Open Water Swim

July 13

The 13th annual Bring on the Bay Open Water Swim will be held on July 13th, 2019 at 8am.

Online registration is OPEN!  Visit our registration page!

Sponsored by Bushtukah, this point-to-point swim starts at Nepean Sailing Club and finishes at Britannia Yacht Club.


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All proceeds from the will be donated to Easter Seals Ontario, benefiting children with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area.

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What: 1500m & 3K open water swim across Britannia Bay, Ottawa River

When:  SATURDAY, July 13th, 2019 at 8am

Registration and fees: Please click here.

BOTB Race Video Drone Overview from support crew of one of the participants.

BOTB Past Video: YouTube Link

BOTB Team Challenge: Special awards for teams & clubs.

Start:  8:00am. Nepean Sailing Club.  3259 Carling Avenue, at Dick Bell Park.

Race-Kit Pickup: Nepean Sailing Club, Friday July 12th, 2019,  5-8pm (see registration page for more details).


1500m Swim: Based on last years success, the BOTB 1500m ‘Walk-the-Plank’ swim will be expanded to include up to 150 swimmers, with a slightly modified start to allow for a full ‘downstream’ effect!

3K Classic Swim: The course offers a point-to-point swim starting at the Nepean Sailing Club and finishing at the Britannia Yacht Club.

View both courses on the combined 2019 BOTB Course layout.

The course will be well marked with swim buoys and 30 anchored sailboats. A flotilla of water safety craft including kayaks, SUPS, canoes and other safety boats will watch over swimmers along the protected course.  We will transport your extra clothing and shoes to the finish line.


GSS IconGlobal Swim Series: BOTB was one of the founding members of the GSS.  With more than 100,000 swimmers in 150+ races, in 34 countries (and still growing), the Global Swim Series is the largest open water swim series in the world.  Earn points for participation and placing in BOTB and other GSS swims to earn ranking in the series.

Swim Angel Program: Swim Angels will be available to attract and accommodate swimmers who are physically able to complete the race  but for reasons ranging from disabilities to medical conditions or even a fear of swimming in open water, would not otherwise be able to participate.  If you feel that you need a swim angel in order to participate, please choose that option when completing the registration.  Check out our Swim Angel page.

The 45 second version of today’s swim. Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers for an amazing day!

Posted by Bring on the Bay 3K Open Water Swim – Ottawa, Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2018


Nepean Sailing Club
3259 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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