Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 4, 2018
Join us for one of the best swim races in the country!
Point to La Pointe offers two different swim events for anyone who’s excited to swim fast, have fun, and raise money for recreation programs in the Bayfield area. There’s no better way to swim the Big Lake.
Prizes for the most pledges raised and the fastest swimmers by age group!
Saturday, August 4, 2018
September 18-December 31 $110
January 1-May 31 $120
After June 1 $130
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 also parallels the route of the Madeline Island Ferry, finishing approximately 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 Race Event is a competitive, timed swim for experienced swimmers.
If you cannot meet these requirements, please enter the community swim.
Wetsuits are required except by special permission from the Race Director. Swimmers wishing to swim without a wetsuit need to complete a Wetsuit Waiver Application and email it to brittany@recreationandfitnessresources for approval. Shorties and bibs will likely be adequate but a full suit is best in case of cold temperatures. Water temperatures on Lake Superior can vary greatly with wind direction and prior day's weather (typically 63-71).
The Community Event is not a race, but will be timed for the swimmer's interest. Swimmers in this event should feel confident in their ability to swim 2 miles in open water.
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The countdown to the 2018 Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim has begun! Register now as we anticipate selling out by June. Interested in sponsoring the event? Let us know!
Recreation and Fitness Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in beautiful Bayfield, WI. We provide and support affordable access to facilities, programs, classes, and events that promote health, activity, and fun. Need-based financial assistance is available. Find your fit with RFR!
140 S Broad St | PO Box 1146
Bayfield, WI 54814
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