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Coronado’s Annual 4th of July Rough Water Swim has a great history and this year marks 63 years of hosting this amazingly patriotic swim - We will be hosting the event LIVE for 2021!

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Adult Race Categories

1 Mile Distance

PRICE: $55 / DAY of $70 ONLINE Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 18+ Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

1 Mile Distance (Active MIL)

Price: $50 / DAY OF $70 ONLINE Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • Active Military
  • ONLINE Leader Board Open July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Half Mile Distance

Price: $45 / DAY OF $70 ONLINE Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 18+ Only
  • ONLINE Leader Opens July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Youth Race Categories

250 YARD DISTANCE

Price: $40 / DAY OF $60 Online Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 12 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

HALF MILE DISTANCE

Price: $45 / DAY OF $70 Online Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 17 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

1 MILE DISTANCE

Price: $55 / DAY OF $70 Online Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 17 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

General Info

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2021 4th of July Rough Water Swim 

CLICK 2021 - 4th of July RWS Know Before You Go!! TO DOWNLOAD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! PDF

IN-PERSON (LIVE)

We will be hosting our event Live - In-Person, in Coronado on July 3, 2021 as we have for 60+ years. We are excited to bring this event back after having to do a virtual event for 2020. We will make minor adjustments to the number of swimmers in each heat/waves to meet State and County guidance but the race will be as fun and as patriotic as it has always been. We will send out detailed race day guidance after registration closed on July 1st.

VIRTUAL (From Anywhere)

Due to COVID-19 we ran our event in 2020 VIRTUALLY! For our first time offering this option it went well! We are so excited to find fun and creative ways to STILL celebrate the 4th of July with swimmers and athletes around the world. Below is all the details on how the event will work:

  • Register Online Before July 1, 2021 - Although we encourage on-line international participants to registration by June 11, 2021 to make sure we can still get you all your race day apparel before 4th of July! All our athletes will receive their Finisher Medal, T-shirt and Swim Cap
  • Swimmers can use any available VENUE to complete their swim - Ocean, Bay/ Cove, OR Pool - and will compete with other athletes in their same water venue!
  • Our ONLINE Leader Board will be available starting 8:00 AM PST on July 3rd and close at 10:00 PM PST on July 5th - this gives swimmers from all over the flexibility to participate in their swim and STILL have a full day of 4th of July fun with family and friends - Swimmers will be able to select their age category, distance and venue type 
  • We will send a special prize out to athletes who WIN their age and venue

Safety Note - We recommend athletes who are going to swim in an open body of water (like and Ocean or Bay) have a swim buddy or use a swim safety buoy (example click here) during the swim. 

We want to remind our parents this is an open water race and all youth athlete should have a strong aquatics background. We will have a robust EMS and safety crew on site for the live in-person event. We recommend only kids who participate in water polo or competitive swimming regularly participate in this event.

Younger athletes participating virtually in this year's event prefer to do the swim in open water we HIGHLY recommend they have a swim buddy or a parent in a kayak for support. We also recommend all open water swimmers use an open water swim safety buoy (example click here). 

Only Swimmers participating in the LIVE (In-Person) Event will be eligible for awards! 

First Overall Male and Female Finishers (1 Mile ONLY)

TOP Male and Female Swimmers for ALL Age categories below:

  • 250 Yard swim (12U) - TOP 3
  • Youth Half mile swim (17U) - TOP 3
  • Youth Mile swim (17U) - TOP 3
  • Open Half Mile: 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+, and Active Military Challenge 
  • Open Mile swim: 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+, and Active Military Challenge

Virtual participants are competing for bragging rights through the ONLINE Leader Board!

Swimmers may wear wetsuits in accordance with USA Triathlon Guidelines we strongly encourage athletes to avoid wetsuits get than >5mm please No fins, snorkels, paddles or other equipment to be fair for all swimmers.

Virtual Swimmers - Compliance is on the honor system!

For a full schedule of the Coronado Independence Day Celebration 2021 please visit The Coronado Times.

EVENT SCHEDULE - JULY 3rd 2021

250 Yard Race 12 & Under
Check In: 7:00-7:50
Race Starts: 8:10

Youth 1/2 Mile Race 17 & Under
Check In: 7:00-8:15 
Race Starts: ~8:30

Open 1/2 Mile 18 & Older
Check In: 7:00-8:15
Race Time: ~8:45

Youth 1 Mile Race 17 & Under
Check In: 7:00-8:30
Race Time: ~9:00

Open 1 Mile 18 & Older
Check In: 7:00-9:00
Race Time: ~9:10

Only VIRTUAL competitors registered before June 20, 2020 are guaranteed to receive their race day apparel and finisher medal before 4th of July. 

No refunds will be given due to weather impacts or marine life delays/ cancelations .

2021 Course Map PDF Down Load (Click Below)

 

2021 4th of July Course Maps (All Races)