Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim
2.1 mile swim on Lake Superior - August 3, 2019
This is the 2018 schedule. There are likely to be some changes for 2019. Please continue to check back, especially as we get closer to race day, for updates and new information.
The swim course parallels the path of the Madeline Island Ferry for most of the 2.1 miles.
Spectators can watch the start of the race, then take the ferry over to the island and get a view of the race as it spreads out across the lake. The ferry landing dock on Madeline is about 3/4 miles from the finish.
Event organizers will offer bus transportation from the ferry dock to the finish line so that spectators can watch the end of the race, but we strongly encourage spectators to walk. Extremely fast swimmers (under 50:00) might actually beat the ferry over, we will do our best to get their friends and loved ones to the finish line in time to see them finish!
Get more information about information, prices, and schedules for the Madeline Island Ferry online or call 715-742-2051.
Race Postponement & Cancellation Policy
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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The Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim is sold out for the third year in a row - thank you swimmers! Interested in volunteering? Contact us! Support the Bayfield Rec Center and our youth aquatics programs by sponsoring Jessica Schultz, one of our rockstar team members who is doing her first swim!
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