Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim
The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim (also known as the Manhattan Beach Swim) is a memorial swim that is part of Manhattan Beach's annual International Surf Festival. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.
It is a point-to-point ocean swim in Los Angeles, California. The most popular open water swim in the greater Southern California area, it starts on the south side of Hermosa Beach Pier and finishes on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Dwight Crum was the Lifeguard Captain in the South Bay and the first coordinator when the International Surf Festival began in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1972. At this time, the race was renamed in his honor. Crum swam the Pier-to-Pier Swim every year until the age of 72.
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Name Gary Crum
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