WELCOME TO THE
MINNEWASKA DISTANCE SWIMMERS ASSOCIATION (MDSA)
This site is made by swimmers for swimmers


In the summer of 2002, for the first time in 16 years and after a long struggle, we could enjoy long distance swimming legally in the most beautiful, easily accessed lake in southern NY state.

Lake Minnewaska with its clear, clean water and dramatic, sheer cliffs has once again become a prime destination for recreational swimmers.

This program which greatly enhances the swimming choices at Lake Minnewaska is an exciting opportunity which our web site is dedicated to helping you enjoy.

Members of MDSA who pass the swim test are allowed to swim with a buddy from the Distance Swimmers Beach in a large area around a 200 yard buoyed line.

To be part of this experience visit the Joining MDSA page.

The 2021 MDSA swim season is scheduled to open
Saturday June 19th 2021.
A tentative 2021 swim ability test schedule for applicants has been posted. As soon as more information is known
the test schedule will be updated.