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Elite athletes take to the water at Donner Lake

donnerlakeswimThe 28th Annual Donner Lake Open Water Swim is set for Saturday, Aug. 8. Over 350 swimmers will participate in the 2.7-mile trek across the cool lake.

The race begins at the Donner State Memorial Park and finishes at West End Beach. The Sierra Nevada Masters hosts the event.

The Donner Lake Swim has become one of the top U.S. Masters open-water races in the West Coast. Top athletes from all over California and Nevada participate in the annual event.

Three-time defending champion, Erik Scalise, will try to extend his winning streak against a competitive field. Scalise, a former NCAA All-American and Olympic Trial qualifier, is a Sparks native.

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