Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - July 29, 2017
Friday, July 28
Saturday, July 29
The swim course parallels the path of the Madeline Island Ferry for most of the 2 miles.
Spectators can watch the start of the race, then take the ferry over to the island and get a view of the race as it spreads out across the lake. The ferry landing dock on Madeline is about 3/4 miles from the finish.
Event organizers will offer bus transportation from the ferry dock to the finish line so that spectators can watch the end of the race, but we encourage fit spectators to walk. While extremely fast swimmers (under 50:00) might actually beat the ferry over, we will do our best to get their friends and loved ones to the finish line in time to see them finish!
Get more information about information, prices, and schedules for the Madeline Island Ferry online or call 715-742-2051.
Race Postponement & Cancellation Policy
The Point to LaPointe Swim to Madeline Island requires a permit from the US Coast Guard. The safety of the swimmers and escort kayakers is our primary concern. For this reason, race organizers, in consultation with the US Coast Guard, will postpone or cancel the race under the following conditions:
If the race cannot start before 11 am, race organizers will cancel the event. Some conditions (strong winds or storms all day) may require outright cancellation. If the event is canceled, no refunds will be made.
If conditions become unsafe mid-race, swimmers will be pulled out of the water. No credits will be issued.
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Recreation and Fitness Resources is a non-profit organization rooted in Bayfield, WI. We provide and support affordable access to year-round recreation and fitness opportunities for youth, adults, seniors, and families.
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