TCOWHM - 13.1 miles of swimming!
This event involves FOUR stages:
Stage II - Known as the Minnetonka Challenge, this portion of the TCOWHM requires each participant to be escorted by a paddler (canoe/kayak). Swimming from Excelsior Beach to Wayzata Beach, this straight, five-mile stretch has challenged swimmers with wind, waves, and no turns! Occasionally, there have been a select few participants to cross Lake Minnetonka twice! This accomplishment inspired our 10-mile OWNC (coming again in 2014).
Stage III - Lake Rebecca is a wonderful lake that was inundated by the Mississippi River during the flood in the spring of 2001. It is a haven for wildlife and is part of the Three Rivers Park District Trumpeter Swan restoration program.
Stage IV - Back to Lake Minnetonka for the final stage during the Wayzata's "JJ Hill Days". There are many events that weekend including street fair, water skiing show, ferry rides, dachshund races, box car races, and more!