Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 1, 2020
The 16th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim is on Saturday, August 7.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
September-November 30 $140
December 1-February 29 $150
After March 1 $160
The 15th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Registration for 2021 will open in September.
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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