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  • Washington Ave
  • Bayfield, WI 54814

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 500 swimmers. 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 is approximately parallel to the route of the Madeline Island Ferry, finishing about 3/4 mile north of the ferry dock.  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. 


By 11/30 - $140
12/1 - 2/29 - $150
3/1 - 8/1 - $160

There are no refunds, transfers, or credits. 

Packet Pick Up

All swimmers must pick up their own packet in person. 

Date: Friday 7/31/20
Time: 2:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Wild Rice Retreat 

Race Day Packet Pickup will only be offered for special circumstances. Please contact Brittany at brittany@recreationandfitnessresources.org for approval.

Date: Saturday 8/1/20
Time: 5:30-6:30am
Location: Bayfield Rec Center 

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