Point to La Pointe
2021 Cliff Swim
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 7, 2021
Friday, August 6
2:00-9:00pm Packet Pickup at Wild Rice Retreat - 84860 Old San Road, Bayfield, WI
Saturday, August 7
5:30-6:30am Race Day Packet Pickup at the Bayfield Rec Center - 140 South Broad St.
7:00am Mandatory Safety Briefing and Race Instructions at Halvor Reiten Beach (Beach adjacent to Bayfield Rec Center)
7:20am Rolling Start
Swimmers will be organized in pods of 25 swimmers. The pods will be organized by speed.
The pods will stretch out down Broad Street and be marked.
Swimmers will approach the beach in their pod. Swimmers will start 3 at a time, each 5 seconds apart. Their time starts when they cross the electronic starting line.
10:45am Pull Out - all swimmers still in the water will be pulled
11:00am Awards Ceremony at Halvor Reiten Beach
Spectators will be able to spread out and watch the swim from the famous Brownstone Trail and Wild Rice Retreat Center property. This particular section of Lake Superior provides great views of the scenic landscape, including beautiful stone cliffs.
Rather watch from the water? Apostle Island Cruises is hosting an unforgettable excursion to view the event aboard the Archipelago. The Archipelago will depart City Dock at 6:30 a.m. & return by 8:30 a.m., providing time to greet your swimmer at the finish line. This shoreline, South of Bayfield, offers some of the tallest & most beautiful cliffs in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore area. Watch Apostle Island Cruise Video
Race Postponement & Cancellation Policy
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 Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim operates on a permit from the US Coast Guard. The safety of the swimmers and safety team is our top priority. For this reason, race organizers, in consultation with the US Coast Guard, will postpone or cancel the race under the following conditions:
If the race cannot start before 11am, it will be cancelled. Some conditions (strong winds or storms all day) may require outright cancellation. In the event of cancellation, no refunds will be issued.
If conditions become unsafe mid-race, swimmers will be pulled out of the water in accordance with the US Coast Guard approved safety plan.
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