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Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

Sunday, August 6, 2023 

Check out the video of the 2017 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim!!

Video produced by Matthew Story

Gary Crum

Race Director

The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim is one of the most popular long distance swims in the United States.  In 2021, 1141 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 2021 Pier-to-Pier swim must register for the swim on-line and then pass a 500-meter “check out” swim.  Swim “check outs” will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 16th, 23rd, and 24th, 2022 from 9am – 11am.  Decisions of Lifeguards at “check out” are final.  


2021 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim finishers are exempt from “check out”.  The swim will again be conducted in 3 heats. The first heat, male swimsuit, will start at 9:00 am. The second heat, female swimsuit & wetsuit, will start at 9:05 am. The third heat, male wetsuit, will start at 9:10 am.


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 6th) 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 31st 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 swimmers must be done on-line through the registration link above. The registration fee for the swim is $50.00 from May 1st through June 30th.  The registration fee is $60.00 from July 1st until registration closes at midnight on July 24th.  No refunds, substitutes, or race day entries will be allowed.


Please see the "Swim FAQ's" for additional information on the swim. 


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Photo by: Dylan Lizotte - 8/6/2017

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Photo by: Dylan Lizotte

Start of the 2018 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim. Ryan Bullock finished 1st for the third year in a row. 

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