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Point to La Pointe Swim – Recreation and Fitness Resources

August 3, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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, Point to La Pointe has grown into a thriving community event hosting more than 500 swimmers last year.

We were recently selected as one of the top swims in the United States by Open Water Source! As a relatively new event, we’re honored by this distinction and will continue to improve and grow our event.

Point to La Pointe is a fundraiser for the Bayfield Rec Center and its classes and programs, including swimming lessons and a swim team. Register online or fundraise your entry fee and additional donations to support local area fitness programs.

Register today!


The swimming course follows the same route of the winter ice road, from the beach at the end of Washington Ave. in Bayfield, straight across to Griggs Landing on Madeline Island. This course parallels the route of the Madeline Island Ferry, finishing approximately 3/4 mile north of the ferry dock. The ferry affords excellent viewing for spectators.