Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 3, 2019
Registration for 2019 will open in September.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
September-December 31 $120
January 1-May 31 $130
After June 1 $140
There are no refunds, transfers, or credits.
The course is a straight 2.1 mile swim on Lake Superior from Bayfield to Madeline Island. The course follows the same route of the winter ice road, starting at the beach at the end of Washington Ave in Bayfield. It is approximately parallel to the route of the Madeline Island Ferry, finishing about 3/4 mile north of the ferry dock.
Swimmers will start in waist deep water and finish at the water’s edge. Large buoys will mark the course every 1/3 mile. 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.
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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The Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim is sold out for the third year in a row - thank you swimmers! Interested in volunteering? Contact us! Support the Bayfield Rec Center and our youth aquatics programs by sponsoring Jessica Schultz, one of our rockstar team members who is doing her first swim!
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