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Columbia Crossing Swim



Date:  September 8, 2018

The Columbia Crossing Swim benefits Columbia Basin Dive Rescue and is a cross-river swim of approximately 1.5 miles. Swimmers will start near the boat dock at Chiawana Park in Pasco and swim to the Edison Street boat ramp in Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington. Water temperature is expected to be about 70 F with relatively light river currents. Wet suits are allowed, but flotation devices are not allowed.

Columbia Basin Dive Rescue, along with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be coordinating the safety boat network across the river. Swimmers will leave from the beach at Chiawana Park in one group. Swimmers will be expected to seed themselves accordingly in the starting pack. This is going to be a fun event that benefits a great cause…best of all, you’ll have bragging rights that you swam across the Columbia River! Read on for details:

What: A 1.5 mile swim across the Columbia River from Pasco to Kennewick, Washington.

Time: All swimmers start together at 9:00 am.

Where: Swim starts in Chiawana Park in Pasco, Washington. The finish is at the Edison Street boat ramp in Columbia Park, Kennewick, Washington.

Entry Fee: The entry fee for The Columbia Crossing is $10, which includes a cool swim cap for you to treasure for years to come. Remember that every penny of the proceeds from this event goes to benefit Columbia Basin Dive Rescue.  Short-sleeved "SWIM" t-shirts are available for an additional $15.  Only pre-registered swimmers can be guaranteed a T-Shirt. To be pre-registered you must enter online by August 30th at 8:00 pm.  Race day registration (cash or check only) will be available starting at 7:00 AM in Chiawana Park.

Deadline for ordering a T-Shirt: Thursday, August 30th at 8:00 pm.

NO late registration fees apply:  But help us all out and register early online.  Thanks!

To be pre-registered for  the Columbia Crossing and order a t-shirt, you must enter by August 30th at 8:00 pm.
On-line registration will be available until September 4th.

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS: We sympathize with life's uncertainties but there are no refunds. Please, please, please plan accordingly.


Wet Suits: Wet suits are allowed (projected river temperature is 70F) and flotation devices are NOT allowed.

Swim Caps: Brightly colored swim caps will be provided and MUST be worn by all swimmers.

How to get to the start

From the Richland Side of the River:
·There is no ferry service available this year.  Please plan to carpool and follow directions below from the Pasco side of the river.

From the Pasco Side of the River:
·Take I-182 and end up on the Pasco side of the dual span bridge
·Take exit for Road 100 and turn towards the river (south)
·Take Road 100 as far as it goes to its intersection with Court Street
·Take a left on Court Street
·Take a right on Road 88
·Enter the park and follow the sign to the West End of the park
·You’ll find us in the parking lot near the docks

Transportation: You are encouraged to car pool such that you have transportation back to the swim start area from the swim finish area.

Awards: Special awards will be bestowed upon the men’s and women’s champions. Age group awards will be provided in the following age groups: 12-15,16-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-100. Please note the minimum age for this event is 12.

Post-Swim: The awards ceremony will take place in the west side Kimo's parking lot, starting about 10:45 am.  Kimo's will be open for lunch directly afterward.

Columbia Basin Dive Rescue (CBDR)is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides water rescue and recovery services to agencies throughout a five-county area surrounding the Tri-Cities.

CBDR members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, covering a response area of more than 4,000 square miles, including 300 miles of major river systems and countless lakes, ponds and canals. Emergency responders are assigned to duty crews to ensure that at least one full dive crew is available to respond at all times. On major missions, however, it is common for all available divers and surface support to respond. The team’s response area is the largest in the state of Washington and one of the largest in the country. As an authorized agency of the Department of Emergency Management, CBDR also may be called to assist with incidents across the state.

Missions range from swimming and boating accidents to suicide attempts and underwater crime scene investigations. To prepare for the diversity of missions and to ensure proper skill level, emergency responders (divers and surface support personnel) must complete an extensive training program supplemented with required, bi-monthly trainings.

CBDR has no paid employees and is completely dependent on community and agency donations to fund operations.  All team members are committed to CBDR’s water safety education program, which reaches more than 20,000 mid-Columbians through presentations and classes for both children and adults.

Questions: Please contact Eric Greager at with any race questions.

Mini-Tutorial on Registration: To help you through the process, here is a quick tutorial:

  • Start at the top of Event Registration with the orange-highlighted box entitled “Choose an Option.” Go to the drop-down list and choose which option (race only, clothing option) you want. The specific cost that will be charged to your credit card is also listed.
  • The next box down is the clothing option box. If you chose the race clothing in the “Choose an Option” box, indicate your size in this box. If you did not order the optional clothing, then select “none” in this box.
  • Fill out all required fields as usual.
  • Continue with your registration until credit card payment is complete.

If you have any questions on this, feel free to contact any of the Website administrators listed on the Info – Officers page on our website.

Volunteers: We need lots of volunteers for our events. If you can help at this event, please contact Eric Greager at .

As you register, PLEASE pay careful attention when indicating your selection in the “Choose an Option” drop-down list. This is where you choose whether you want the optional t-shirt or not.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Event Roster

NameRegistration Date
95 people registered
Eric GreagerMar 7, 2018
Montti SalsburyMay 29, 2018
Nicholas WalkleyJun 5, 2018
Anne FarawilaJun 14, 2018
Abraham WrightJun 19, 2018
Jennifer EmpeyJul 1, 2018
Carly AndelinJul 1, 2018
Cliff CottamJul 2, 2018
Jessica JohnJul 3, 2018
Marlene OlsonJul 3, 2018
Robert OlsonJul 5, 2018
Heidi MeisterJul 5, 2018
Jonathan WilsonJul 11, 2018
Julie HartJul 12, 2018
Shalom PowellJul 18, 2018
Lisa EdlerJul 18, 2018
Talena BrickerJul 23, 2018
Stephanie DebnerJul 23, 2018
Valerie VerheiJul 26, 2018
John SandsAug 1, 2018
Lynne SandilandsAug 3, 2018
van bennettAug 7, 2018
Shayla JohnsonAug 7, 2018
Paisley WalkleyAug 8, 2018
Marga KerrAug 8, 2018
jamie HuminskyAug 14, 2018
Sean MurphyAug 16, 2018
Michael JanskyAug 18, 2018
Elizabeth HarrisonAug 18, 2018
Neva WinterAug 18, 2018
Nate JoAug 19, 2018
Jessica LayAug 19, 2018
Brad DalyAug 19, 2018
Sofia LizotteAug 19, 2018
Amanda LangAug 19, 2018
David CabreyAug 21, 2018
Genoa BlankenshipAug 22, 2018
Charles GunzelAug 22, 2018
Kyle PriggeAug 23, 2018
Erica BurmoodAug 23, 2018
Stephanie ArnoldAug 23, 2018
Kaleb PriggeAug 23, 2018
Kim BowlerAug 23, 2018
Jacob DeschenesAug 24, 2018
Don GordonAug 24, 2018
Aida PattersonAug 24, 2018
Amanda VegaAug 24, 2018
DIANA VazquezAug 24, 2018
Kayla WarnerAug 25, 2018
Bruce BeaucheneAug 26, 2018
Larry RingAug 26, 2018
Jodi PennAug 27, 2018
Karin NickolaAug 27, 2018
Ron BrunkeAug 27, 2018
Jayson BransonAug 27, 2018
Pat LeeAug 28, 2018
Andrew StorerAug 28, 2018
Carol NelsonAug 28, 2018
Andy MillerAug 28, 2018
Stephen TannerAug 28, 2018
Hunter WrightAug 29, 2018
Glen GordonAug 29, 2018
Logan GordonAug 29, 2018
Jim HoffmanAug 29, 2018
Jim BrockusAug 29, 2018
Kristin Gordon GeorgeAug 29, 2018
Ronald TuckerAug 29, 2018
Mark PainterAug 29, 2018
Dave FishmanAug 29, 2018
Lincoln DjangAug 29, 2018
Stanford DouglasAug 30, 2018
Natale DadoAug 30, 2018
Ron EmhoffAug 30, 2018
Ned HastingsAug 30, 2018
Heather KesslerAug 30, 2018
Sean McGrathAug 30, 2018
Anna McDowellAug 30, 2018
Christian HoagAug 31, 2018
Kristine ClaybrookAug 31, 2018
Kindra VincentAug 31, 2018
Joseph TannerSep 1, 2018
Joseph CottamSep 1, 2018
Catiana BraytonSep 2, 2018
Collin ThompsonSep 2, 2018
Rose PalmerSep 3, 2018
Savannah GibsonSep 3, 2018
Kendra PaskvanSep 3, 2018
Curtis HoldenSep 4, 2018
micheal BrunoSep 4, 2018
Alex PiedraSep 4, 2018
Wade AntonSep 4, 2018
Kimberly AntonSep 4, 2018
Josiah JohnsonSep 4, 2018
Carolyn VargusSep 4, 2018
Dale FullerSep 4, 2018