The 2019 Naples Island Swim & SUP event will be held across two days. Saturday, August 17th will hold the paddle events and Sunday, August 18th will hold the swimming events.

Check back soon for registration!

For 2018 results go to the results link in the side menu.

About the Long Beach 

Naples Island Swim & SUP 

The Naples Island Swim & Paddle is an open water swimming and stand up paddle board competition featuring seven races of differing lengths. The events span from a 200-yard swim for 7 & 8 year-olds, to a 3-mile swim and 6-mile stand up paddle that circumnavigate Naples Island, for those 13 years and older. 

Alamitos Bay is no stranger to open water swimming competition. In 2010 Marine Stadium played host to both the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships open water competition. It is the training ground for many local athletes. The Naples Island Swim & Paddle is an annual opportunity for the City of Long Beach, known as the Aquatic Capital of America, to showcase its leading position as a destination for aquatic activities.


Competitor safety support is provided by the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division. 

How to Get There

Start and Finish for All Events on the Beach Between:
5489 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803
5431 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Metered Parking will be available in the large public lots off of E. Ocean Blvd. Parking will not be available on Bayshore Ave. as it is closed to through traffic and parking from 9 AM to 5 PM during the busy summer months.

Public restrooms will be available near the registration tables at Bayshore Aquatic Playground Park. Restrooms will also be available at the corner of Bayshore Ave. and E. 2nd St after 8 AM. 

Get to the race with Long Beach Transit

Event Schedule

Paddle Events
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Race Day Check-In Opens:
7:00 AM
No race day entries will be accepted.

Start Times:
6-Mile SUP: 8:00 AM
3-Mile SUP: 8:10 AM

Swimming Events
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Race Day Check-In Opens:
8:00 AM
No race day entries will be accepted.

1 Mile Swim: 9:00 AM
3-Mile Swim: 9:20 AM   
1000Y Swim: 9:40 AM   
500Y Swim: 10:00 AM   
200Y Swim: 10:20 AM


In the event of unfavorable water conditions all efforts will be made to reschedule the event. If a new date is not available, event organizers will cover all expenses incurred prior to refunding any remaining portion of competitors' entry fees. 


The roots of the Naples Island Swim & SUP event date back over 70 years. A photo of the 1947 event winners can be found at the Long Beach Lifeguard Association Museum.

About the Cause

Proceeds from the Naples Island Swim & SUP event benefit the Aquatic Capital of America, a 501(c)(3) organization
established in 2008 to promote the myriad of aquatic activities offered in Long Beach; to recognize, honor and
support the City of Long Beach and its aquatic athletes and organizations; improve and increase local aquatic
facilities and promote water safety and education.
The ACOA also supports community and regional efforts to raise awareness about water quality and the reduction
of pollution on our beaches and in our local waterways.

A portion of the 2018 Event proceeds will also be directed to Algalita Marine Research and Education to support their
work with local area schools to improve Environmental Education as well as their efforts to reduce plastic pollution in Alamitos Bay and along our beaches.

Water Quality

Check the Heal the Bay water quality report card for the current water conditions:

This sea horse was borrowed from (and returned to) the waters of Alamitos Bay on June 26, 2016.

No sharks have been sighted in the bay! Sometimes a seal comes out to play.