Point to La Pointe — Open Water Swim to Madeline Island
Open Water Swim to Madeline Island
The 14th Annual Point to La Pointe Swim on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
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.
Racers picked up packets on Friday evening at Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, and enjoyed music, wine and appetizers.
Starting at 7:20am on Saturday morning, the swimmers took off in three groups 5 minutes apart.
Safety volunteers staffed kayaks and other small craft along the route, and well-wishers welcomed racers at the end of the race on Grutzner’s beach on Madeline Island.
After the race it’s always fun to enjoy music at Tom’s Burned Down Cafe on the island.