Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim

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The Newport Pier-to-Pier Swim was founded by Buddy Belshe, a legendary Newport Beach, California lifeguard, in 1976. The Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim is part of the Newport Beach Ocean Swims that are held in Newport Beach, California in July and August. The Newport Beach lifeguard-organized ocean swims are summer classics in Southern California and annually draw a large field of participants from newbies to Olympic competitive swimmers. The other swim is the Don Burns 1-mile Scholarship Swim in August.

It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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Distance

2 miles

Type

Ocean

Location

City Newport Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas

Contact

Name Nadine Turner

Email nadineturner3@cox.net

Event Information

Month: July

Event Date: 13 July 2013

Website: http://www.newportlifeguard.org/SwimPages/oceanswims.asp

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim Course

Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim starts at the Balboa Pier and goes along the Newport Beach coastline to the Newport Pier. The 2-mile course is annually held in mid-July weekend.

The course starts from the beach next to the Balboa Pier. Athletes swim to a buoy offshore and then up the coast to a buoy right off the Newport Pier. They round the buoy at the Newport Pier and finish on shore in front of Lifeguard Headquarters.

Entry Fees

Registration with a T-Shirt is US$25 or US$45 for both swims. Souvenir T-Shirts are US$10. Donations are accepted for the Don Burns Scholarship fund.

Sanctioning

All swimmers must have a current U.S. Masters Swimming registration card. U.S. Masters Swimming rules govern both races.

2011 Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim

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