September 15th, 2018
Angle Lake, SeaTac WA
9:00 AM Check In for all other events

Welcome to Last Gasp of Summer 2018!

2018 Blue Wave Aquatics Open Water Series

Swim Defiance - August 5th

In 1926, the first organized competitive swim between Vashon Island and Point Defiance in Tacoma, WA was held across approximately two miles of open water, following the ferry route used today. Now we are making it possible to repeat this historic feat!

Swim Defiance offers a 3K and 5K event from Owens Beach Point Defiance to Vashon Island. This event is a challenging cold water swim! See Swim Defiance website for more information.

Last Gasp of Summer, September 15th

This year Last Gasp of Summer includes USMS One and Two Mile, One Mile Julie Montiel Fun Swim and USA One Mile, Two Mile and 500 meters. This will be an exciting year for Last Gasp of Summer 2018!

The last open water swim of the Season... for youth and masters swimmers. The lake temperature averages in the high 60's in mid-September.


2018 Race Info

Last Gasp of Summer Race Information Last Gasp of Summer includes 6 events for master swimmers: USMS 1 mile wetsuit, USMS 1 mile non-wetsuit, 1 mile Julie Montiel Fun Swim, USMS 2 miles wetsuit, USMS 2 miles non-wetsuit and 3 events for youth swimmers: USA 1 mile, USA 2 mile, and USA 500 meters for 9 - 12 year old swimmers.

USMS and USA Event Information

Safety Meeting


Last Gasp of Summer RegistrationRegistration is open - Sign up early! Last Gasp of Summer will close on Thursday, September ______ or when we meet the maximum allowed athlete count of 300.

USA Registration Form!


Last Gasp of Summer Race Information Angle Lake is an L shaped community lake in the heart of SeaTac, Washington. The park has lots of common areas and a large beach to spread out and enjoy the final open water event of the season.

Directions | Description


Looking for a place to stay? Here are several local hotels we recommend.

See the race route for the Last Gasp of Summer at Angle lake, SeaTac WA.

Race Map


Results | Records

US Masters Swimming

Awards will be awarded to top finishers for each event, in each swim age group.

US Masters age groups are as follows: 18 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, and additional years with 5 year increments.

USA Swimming

Awards will be awarded to top finishers for each event, in each swim age group.

USA Swimming age groups are: 12 & under, 11 - 12, 13 - 14, 15 & over.

View Results | Records | Awards

Contact Us

Mike Murphy, Meet Director

Jim Davidson, Safety Officer

US Masters Swimming

Angela Turley, USMS Registrar

USA Swimming

Wendy Neely, USA Registrar

About Us

Blue Wave Aquatics is an adult swim program offering specialized swim lessons, masters swim team, and triathlon consultations. Check out the 'About Us' page for more information about Blue Wave Aquatics.

Fife Area Swim Team is a youth swim program offering swim team to our local kids. Check out the 'About Us' page for more information about Fife Area Swim Team

We have added a history page for The Last Gasp of Summer to capture all the fun facts from that year!