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Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge

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The Open Water Summit, the Guinness World Records celebration, and the annual WOWSA Awards ceremony are part of the Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge in October in Southern California
The WOWSA Ocean Fest, the Guinness World Records celebration, and the annual WOWSA Awards ceremony are part of the Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge in October in Southern California

The Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge is a 2-day open water swimming festival held in Redondo Beach in Southern California.

The festival includes several ocean coastal swims along the shoreline of Redondo Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula in October. The event also hosts the 2019 Open Water Summit with luminaries of the sport giving various presentations, a celebration of Guinness World Records holders in the open water swimming community presented by Guinness World Records, and the annual WOWSA Awards sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2019 Date

4 - 6 October 2019

Distances

All races are out-and-back coastal swim courses right outside the surf line along Redondo Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula:

  • 100 meters
  • 200 meters
  • 1 km
  • 2.5 km
  • 5 km
  • 10 km marathon swim

Divisions

2018 WOWSA Awards

The following 2018 WOWSA Awards winners will be honored:

Videos




2018 Redondo Beach Open Water Swim highlights, a sister swim of the Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge

Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge Introduction Video


With Quinn Fitzgerald, Megan Melgaard, Steven Munatones

Guinness World Records

The event will honor several Guinness World Records holders including Ross Edgley and Jaimie Monahan.

Open Water Summit

The Open Water Summit will include speakers including 7-time World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation champion and FINA Delegate Shelley Taylor-Smith, USA Swimming National Open Water Swim Team Manager Bryce Elser, Ice Sevens pioneer Jaimie Monahan and others.

Technology Providers

Sister Swim

Redondo Beach Open Water Swim

External links