Big Swell Swim

Fri July 10 - Tue August 11

Devil's Lake

07/10 8:00AM CDT
Events: Devil's Lake, 1.2 mile wetsuit Devil's Lake, 1.2 mile non-wetsuit Devil's Lake, 2.4 mile wetsuit Devil's Lake, 2.4 mile non-wetsuit Devil's Lake, Youth Swim


08/03 4:00PM CDT
Events: Madison, 1.2 mile non-wetsuit Madison, 1.2 mile wetsuit Madison, 2.4 mile non-wetsuit Madison, 2.4 mile wetsuit
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This would have been the seventh annual Big Swell Open Water Swim Race and Outdoor Expo taking place at Devil's Lake State Park and is the second year for the Big Swell Madison! 

Big Swell Swim Madison Update!

Course Marked August 3-10, 2020:  Madison - Lake Monona, 1.2 and 2.4 mi wetsuit and non-wetsuit division and SUP races!

As this is a virtual event, all swimming is AT YOUR OWN RISK. We highly suggest these safety precautions as you are swimming in open water: 

1. Do not go alone 
2. Swim with a buoy
3. Wear a bright colored swim cap
4. Recruit someone to kayak or SUP with you
5. Do not swim if you are ill or suffering any respiratory discomfort 

Submitting your Result:

You are responsible for submitting your result in your Runsignup account. On the event page, click results tab and submit result. Here you can view the leaderboard and view other swimmers. 

Once results are in we will ship your towel, finisher medal and swim cap right to your front door. 

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