Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 7, 2021
The 16th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim is on Saturday, August 7.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
December 1 - February 28 $140
March 1-April 30 $150
After May 1 $160
Registration for 2021 will open on December 8th at midnight.
If the 2021 event has to be cancelled due to COVID-19, all registration fees, minus the online processing fee, will be refunded. RFR & the Bayfield Rec Center will not be keeping any of the registration dollars in this case.
In case of individual cancellation or event cancellation due to weather, there are no refunds, transfers, or credits. We recommend cancellation insurance.
Safety is our top priority and we are making many changes to provide a quality experience for everyone involved. At the heart of our plan is a new route in order to ease congestion for both swimmers and spectators. This one-time 5K coastal, triangular loop would start at Halvor Reiten Park/Public Beach (the beach just south of the Rec Center) and parallel the Brownstone Trail out toward Wild Rice Retreat, turn back and end at the Public Beach where it began. Our new location will allow for a socially distanced start. If COVID-19 is still an issue, masks will be provided to all swimmers and will be worn until it is their turn to start. We will utilize a different start format this year. Social distancing is impossible with a mass start.
As a participant, you'll enjoy this particular section of Lake Superior, which provides great views of the scenic landscape, including beautiful stone cliffs. Spectators will be able to spread out and watch the swim from the famous Brownstone Trail and Wild Rice Retreat Center property.
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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