Point to La Pointe
Open Water Swim on Lake Superior - August 7, 2021
Open Water Swim to Madeline Island
2020 Point to La Pointe Open Water Swim Cancelled
This year would have been the 15th Point to La Pointe Swim. It is the first time it has been cancelled in the history of the event. As the Point to La Pointe Swim has grown and expanded over the years, we have always prioritized the safety of our swimmers, spectators, volunteers and supporters. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into uncharted waters. After exhausting all options the RFR Board of Directors, Executive Director, Race Director and Safety Director have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Point to La Pointe Swim.
Unfortunately postponement is not feasible due to the amount of coordination and planning necessary to host race weekend from both an organization and community-wide level. With the growing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic we want to ensure that our swimmers get the best experience possible. Social distancing for over 500 swimmers would be impossible.
Whether you are a participant, volunteer, sponsor, business owner or supporter, stay healthy & well. We’re already turning our focus on to next year's event and have set the date for Saturday, August 7, 2021. Mark your calendars! See you next year!
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Swimming to Madeline Island has been a storied feat around the Bayfield area for decades. Starting as a community swim for 24 people in 2006, the Point to La Pointe has grown into a thriving race that sells out annually at 550 swimmers.
The 15th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Registration for 2021 will open in September.
There are no refunds, transfers, or credits.
Please support our sponsors with your business! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our sponsors who make this event possible!
Bayfield is a small city of 475 on the shores of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. It’s the gateway to the pristine beauty of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, with camping, kayaking, trails, sea caves, and beaches.
Madeline Island has long been a vacation destination as the only one of 22 Apostle Islands that is inhabited year-round, serviced by the Madeline Island Ferry Line. August is the ideal time to experience the beautiful scenery, clean air and water, friendly people and waiting adventures of the region.
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