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Sun September 15, 2024 Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520 US Directions


18 and under must have a dedicated volunteer paddle next to you

2 Mile Open Water Swim - Individual

$50 7:30AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Price increases after July 16, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.


100 Jody Compretta Dr
Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor
Bay Saint Louis, MS US 39520


Swim Across the Bay 2024

Sunday, September 15, 2024 at 7:30 AM 
Henderson Point Boat Launch
99 W Bayview St
Pass Christian, MS 39571 
Beach North of the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor
100 Jody Compretta Dr,
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Swim Across the Bay is a 2-mile, point-to-point swim founded in 2017 that starts at the Henderson Point Boat Launch in Pass Christian, MS. The swim route will be a straight line across the bay to the pier of the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor. All participants and volunteers will receive a Swim Across the Bay shirt.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers. We will have a 2 hour cutoff for the race. Any swimmers that do not complete the race in 2 hours will be picked up by water support crews.  Any participant that is 17 and younger has to have a dedicated volunteer paddle next to them. All swimmers are welcome and encouraged to provide a kayak escort.
Participants can park at the finish line. A shuttle bus will be provided to the start of the race or can be dropped off at the start by a friend or relative.
You can use any safety equipment you want including a snorkel or personal buoy. You are forbidden to use any propulsion device including fins or hand paddles. You may wear a wetsuit however the water temperature is typically 80 degrees or higher which is considered unsafe for wetsuits. You must wear a swim cap, but it can be any cap you prefer. We will issue you a latex swim cap if you need one. Goggles are HIGHLY recommended.
Event Details
Breakfast items and drinks will be available after the race for all swimmers and volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to kayak/paddleboard alongside the swimmers. A limited number of kayaks and paddleboards will be available for volunteers so we will also be looking for people to supply their own. All volunteers will receive a Swim Across the Bay race shirt.
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & Dates):
Early bird date and fees –  Until 7/18      $50
Regular registration –        7/19 - 8/31     $55
Late fees –                            9/1 -  9/17     $65
Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time)
Packet pick up will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 AT THE MOCKINGBIRD CAFE in Old Town Bay Saint Louis (110 S 2nd St, Bay St Louis, MS 39520).
Age Groups: Under 15, then every 5 years (15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.), and 75+
Awards:  Top 3 Overall Male & Female, & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female in each age group

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