The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim is one of the most popular long distance swims in the United States. Last year over 1100 swimmers completed this grueling two-mile course. Swimmers enter the water on the south side of the 10th Street Lifeguard Tower (South of the Hermosa Beach Pier). They swim round the Pier, parallel to shore then round the Manhattan Beach Pier and finish on the beach.
Any contestant who did not complete the 2013 Pier-to-Pier swim must pass a 500-meter “check out” swim. Swim “check outs” will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 12th, 19th, and 20th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Decisions of Lifeguards at “check out” are final. 2013 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim finishers are exempt from “check out”. The swim will be conducted in three heats. All males in the "Swimsuit Division" will start in the first heat which will begin at 9:00 a.m. All women in the "Swimsuit Division" and all women in the "Wetsuit Division" will start in the second which will begin at 9:05 a.m. All males in the Wetsuit Division will start in the third heat which will begin at 9:10 a.m.
In order to streamline the pre-race check-in process, swimmers may pick up their race packet (swim cap, wristband, timing chip, etc.) the day before the race (Saturday August 2nd) between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The packet pick-up location is at 2600 Strand in Manhattan Beach. Swimmers who are unable to check in on Saturday the 2nd may still do so the morning of the race at the race site between 7:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Early arrival is strongly recommended as parking is extremely limited.
Registration for all contestants including those needing a "check out" swim must be done on-line through the registration link below. Registration begins February 1st and closes at midnight July 20th. The registration fee for entry is $45.00 until July 10th and increases to $50.00 from July 11th until July 20th. No refunds, substitutes, or race day entries will be allowed.
Please see the "Swim FAQ's" for additional information on the swim.