Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim - Lake Superior - August 5, 2023
Friday, August 2, 2024
2:00-8:00pm - Packet Pickup & Apparel Sale (Bayfield Pavilion - Bayfield)
Saturday, August 3, 2024
5:30-6:00am - Race Day Packet Pickup (Bayfield Pavilion - Bayfield)
7:00 am - Mandatory Safety Briefing and Race Instructions
7:20am - Race Start - see swimmer information document for breakdowns
10:05am - Pull Out - all swimmers still in the water will be pulled
11:00am - Awards Ceremony
In case of individual cancellation or event cancellation due to weather, there are NO REFUNDS, transfers, or credits. We strongly recommend cancellation insurance.
Cancellation insurance covers unexpected items that would cause you to cancel your participation. For example if you get injured or sick prior to the race or have another unexpected event. Please give serious consideration to cancellation insurance which is only available at registration time.
Please note that cancellation insurance is purchased through a third-party vendor. You will need to save the email confirmation sent by the insurance company at the time of purchase in the event you have a claim.
The race is a 2.1 mile, point to point swim that starts in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and proceeds across the waters of Lake Superior to land on beautiful Madeline Island. Swimming to Madeline Island has been a storied feat around the Bayfield area for decades.
The event began in 2006 with 24 swimmers and has developed into the thriving event it is now with 600 swimmers.
Swimmers will start from beach. Large buoys will mark the course. For safety reasons, you will be expected to swim along the marked course and may be steered back on course by a safety paddler if necessary.
Swimmers have encountered all of Lake Superior's moods over the years, from calm, flat water to strong crosswinds with 2 foot waves. This event is registered with and approved by the US Coast Guard. US Coast Guard and US Coast Guard Auxiliary boats will monitor and patrol the event as a component of the Safety Team.
Swimming Experience Requirements
The Competitive Division is a competitive race.
The Non-Competitive Division is not a race, but will be timed for the swimmer's interest.
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