Lighthouse-Swim Kiel

Open Water Kiel
Lighthouse Swim 2024

On July 13 2024, the fourth Lighthouse Swim Open Water will take place in Kiel, where swimmers will swim together for marine conservation from Schilksee to the Friedrichsort lighthouse. Registration is now open. The LHS team is now working on the detailed planning for this year.

July 13th 
July 13th  Date
10 am
10 am Time
Segelcamp Location

Swimming for marine conservation

Together with the participants, the Lighthouse Swim aims to set an example for the preservation of the unique marine habitat that makes Kiel so special for locals and tourists. Participants start in Schilksee and can choose between two swimming routes - 14 kilometers along the "Fjord Track" to the sailing camp on the Kiellinie or 4 kilometers along the "Beach Track" to the Friedrichsort lighthouse.

The project, which is taking place for the fourth time this year, is initiated by The Bay Areas e. V., Kiel-Marketing and swimmers from Kiel and San Francisco as part of the city partnership. The Lighthouse Swim is accompanied by a colourful and informative supporting program about marine conservation.

14 km
14 km Fjord Track
Fjord Track
4 km
4 km Beach track
Beach track

You want to swim with us?

Swimmers can register directly on the Lighthouse Swim website. We are also looking for experienced paddlers to accompany and secure the course. You can also register for this on the event website.

Our program

Friday, July 12, 2024 - Opening event:

5 pm - 5:30 pm - Arrival of participants and guests

  • Detailed planning will follow shortly
  • followed by networking and closing


Saturday, July 13, 2024

from 7:30 am - Shuttle service from Segelcamp Kiel to Schilksee

8 am - 10 am - Accreditation and swimmer/paddler briefing in Kiel-Schilksee

10 am - 4:30pm - Beach Track (4km) and Fjord Track (14km)

from 11 am - Arrival Beach Track in Falckenstein, shuttle service

from approx. 2 pm - Arrival Fjord Track at Segelcamp Kiel on the Kiellinie

10 am - 6 pm - Supporting program at the sailing camp Kiel and on the Reventlou meadow

  • Sports moderation
  • official finisher ceremony 4:30 pm - 5 pm
  • Closing until 6 pm
Lighthouse Swim Boote


  • Kiel Schilksee
  • Falckensteiner beach
  • Sailing camp Kiel and event area on the Reventlou meadow

What is on offer on land

In addition to the action on the water, the Lighthouse Swim Open Water Kiel also offers a varied supporting program for the audience on land on the Reventlouwiese next to the Segelcamp. The swimmers will be accompanied along the entire course and can be seen on the LED wall on the Reventlouwiese.

There will be plenty for young and old to discover on the topic of marine conservation. Visitors can find out about clean seas, town twinning and open water swimming at information and hands-on stands. There will be a varied program and live music on stage. Regional food trucks will provide a wide range of catering options on the Kiellinie. Admission to the event area is free of charge.

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