Included in Registration Fees:
August 10th, 2019
1.5 mile swim in the Milwaukee River, swimming 3/4 of a mile upstream from the Erie St. pier (where it intersects at N. Jackson St.) and turning around at approximately St. Paul Ave. and returning to the finish line at the Erie St. pier. (see MAP)
(race starts and ends here)
6:30-7:30 AM Swimmer Check In
7:30 AM Mandatory Swimmer Safety Meeting
7:50-8:10 AM Welcome from Milwaukee Water Commons' & opening remarks from Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes
8:10 AM Race Begins!
10 AM Final Finishers
10:15 AM Awards Ceremony
11 AM After Party at Camp Bar Third Ward!!
$1 off all Third Space Brewing products
March-June: $50 + US Masters Swimming membership required
July 1-July 28: $75 + US Masters Swimming membership required
one-day membership available at registration for $26
Please click the link below to register and pay. Registration closes Sunday, August 4th at midnight.
T-Shirt, Swag Bag & Bragging Rights
2019 Registration is Closed!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Swimmers are required to wear fluorescent caps provided by the race organizer.
Expected water temperature: 68 - 73 degrees Fahrenheit
In-water start and finish adjacent to the River Dock, where the water is 15-25 feet deep, to avoid any potential hazards at the bottom of the river.
Swimmers are required to avoid diving off the dock to get to the starting line.
There is no expectation of any interference or danger from marine life or of any significant impact of tides or currents on swimmer performance or safety.
Milwaukee Riverkeeper will be testing the water the day before the race to ensure safe swimming conditions.
Wet suits are allowed, unless water temperatures exceed 78 degrees (as per USMS rules). If water temperature is between 57-60 degrees, course will be shortened and wet suits required. Below 57 degrees, the race will be canceled .
Other assistive devices including fins, snorkels, masks, and paddles are not allowed.
Swimmers are not permitted to wear headphones during the race.
EMTs and lifeguards will be present.
Boating access will be restricted during the race by the US Coast Guard and Milwaukee Police.