Point to La Pointe 2021 Cliff Swim
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 7, 2021
The 16th Annual Point to La Pointe - 2021 Cliff 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.
The 2021 Point to LaPointe Swim, hosted by the Recreation and Fitness Resources as a fundraiser for the Bayfield Rec Center, is changing due to COVID-19. The Point to LaPointe - 2021 Cliff Swim will deliver a challenging Lake Superior course for swimmers and breathtaking views for spectators atop Bayfield's famous 75' cliffs.
This one time, coastal, 5k triangular loop course is appropriate for the die-hard competitor and regular water enthusiasts alike. The Point to LaPointe - 2021 Cliff Swim provides a unique opportunity for spectators to view the swim from the scenic Brownstone Trail, walking distance from the race start. The trail follows an old railroad grade just feet from the cliff’s edge, with a birdseye view 75' above Lake Superior. Viewing is also available from the cliffs at Wild Rice Retreat.
We are implementing extensive safety protocols, including changes to packet pick-up, social distancing, and a staggered start from Halvor Reiten Beach (adjacent to the Bayfield Rec Center. The Rec Center staff, RFR board, and numerous volunteers are working diligently with the City of Bayfield, local business owners, U.S. Coast Guard, local E.M.S., and the Bayfield County Health Department to provide a race with COVID-19 compliant protocols.
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.
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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