The Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim is one of the most popular ocean swims in the country. 2016 marks the 55th consecutive year that this annual swim has been conducted. The course for this challenging 2-mile rough water swim is from the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier to the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Any contestant who did NOT comptete in the 2015 Pier-to-Pier swim must pass a 500-meter "check out" swim. Dates for the check out swim will be July 16, 23 and 24 (between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.) on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. Decision of lifeguards at "check out" is final. 2015 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim finishers are exempt from the "check out" swim.
Online registration and payment must be completed prior to the check out swim. Entrants failing to meet the check out standards will be given a full refund. No other refunds will be issued.
Registration for all entrants closes at midnight July 24, 2016. There will be NO race day sign-ups.
The swim will be conducted in three heats: The first heat (Male Swimsuit Division) will start at 9:00 a.m; the second heat (Female Swimsuit and Wetsuit Divisions) will start at 9:05 a.m; the third heat (Male Wetsuit Division) will start at 9:10 a.m.
Event details and schedule
Swim Test #1 - Saturday July 16 (9:00 am - 11:00 am). South side of Hermosa Beach Pier
Swim Test #2 - Saturday July 23 (9:00 am - 11:00 am). South side of Hermosa Beach Pier
Swim Test #3 - Sunday July 24 (9:00 am - 11:00 am) South side of Hermosa Beach Pier
Pre Race Packet Pick Up - Saturday August 6th (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 2600 Strand, Manhattan Beach
Race Day Packet Pick Up - Sunday August 7th (7:15 am - 8:30 am) Race site one block South of Hermosa Beach Pier